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The Queen's Fool By Philippa Gregory

The Queen's Fool
by Philippa Gregory

A novel set in the Tudor court, as the rivalry between Queen Mary and her half-sister Elizabeth is played out against a background of betrayal and passion. The rivalry of the daughters of Henry VIII, Mary Tudor and Elizabeth, mirrors that of their mothers, Katherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn.
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The Queen's Fool Summary


The Queen's Fool by Philippa Gregory

A stunning novel set in the Tudor court, as the rivalry between Queen Mary and her half-sister Elizabeth is played out against a background of betrayal, conflict and passion. The savage rivalry of the daughters of Henry VIII, Mary Tudor and Elizabeth, mirrors that of their mothers, Katherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn. Each will fight by any available means for the crown and future of the kingdom. Elizabeth's bitter struggle to claim the throne she believes is hers by right, and the man she desires almost more than her crown, is watched by her 'fool': a girl who has been forced to leave her homeland of Spain, as a Jew fleeing the Inquisition. In a court where truth is wittily denied and lies are mere games, it is the fool who can speak plainly: in these dangerous times, a woman must choose between ambition and love. Elizabeth will not make the same mistakes as her mother.

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The Queen's Fool Reviews


Praise for THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL: 'It is a credit to Gregory that she is able to sustain interest in an epic-length tale when the ending is one of the most well-known moments in English history. The very believable dialogue and detail take you all the way into the claustrophobic privy chambers of the royal palaces...Gregory has launched herself into a popular period and produced something with that most underrated of virtues: readability.' THE TIMES 'This is an intelligent variation on a familiar tale [with] witty use of metaphor' TLS 'This compulsively readable novel is a wonderful account of the tudor court...This is the finest historical novel of this year' DAILY MAIL

About Philippa Gregory


Philippa Gregory is the author of the bestselling THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL and many other novels, both historical and contemporary. She is a screenwriter and regular broadcaster and panellist for the BBC.

Additional information

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The Queen's Fool by Philippa Gregory
Philippa Gregory
Used - Very Good
Hardback
HarperCollins Publishers
2003-11-03
496
0007147287
9780007147281
N/A
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