In 1450 deep in a western forest, a baby is born. Her name is Anne. Fifteen years later, famed for her knowledge of herbs and healing Anne is brought to save the life of Edward's ailing queen. And so Anne comes to live in the royal palace, and it is here she finds her destiny: to be loved by the king himself. This is a story of forbidden love.
The story begins in 1450, when civil unrest sweeps England and the struggle for the crown is at its peak. Deep in a western forest, a baby is born. Powerful forces plot to kill both mother and child, but somehow the newborn girl survives. Her name is Anne. Fifteen years later, England has a charismatic young king, Edward IV, and the country has begun to wake from the nightmare of the War of the Roses. When Anne is brought to London to be a servant in the household of a wealthy merchant, her unusual beauty soon provokes jealousy, lust and intrigue. But Anne has one special quality that saves her: her knowledge of herbs and healing. News of her remarkable gift spreads and she is brought to save the life of Edward's ailing queen. And so Anne comes to live in the royal palace, and it is here she finds her destiny: to be loved by the king himself.
'Court intrigue, forbidden love, bags of incident and a glorious package, the first in a trilogy. Obvious comparisons are made to Philippa Gregory but it is younger and a great deal sexier. I loved it.' -- The Bookseller on THE INNOCENT 'Historical fiction gallops to new heights in this debut tale of intrigue, lust and betrayal.' -- Woman's Own on THE INNOCENT 'The reader is taken on a galloping ride through the Middle Ages and the shaky reign of Edward IV, the love of Anne's life. There's lust, conspiracy and impressive historical detail to set the scene.' -- Daily Telegraph, Sydney on THE INNOCENT 'This racy tale comes alive with its colourful and often sumptuous descriptions and intriguing plot ... I can't wait for the next one.' -- Australian Women's Weekly on THE INNOCENT
About Posie Graeme-Evans
Posie Graeme-Evans was born in England but travelled all over the world with her parents, a novelist and an Australian spitfire fighter pilot. Posie has worked in the Australian film and television industry for the last 25 years as an editor, director and producer on hundreds of prime time television programmes including the number one drama series McLeod'sDaughters and the worldwide pre-school phenomenon Hi-5. Posie has two daughters, both named Emma, and a son Julian. She is currently the Director of Drama for the Nine Network, and lives in Sydney with her husband and creative partner, Andrew Blaxland.
The Innocent by Posie Graeme-Evans
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Hodder & Stoughton
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