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Book The Favoured Child

Download or read book The Favoured Child written by Philippa Gregory and published by HarperCollins UK. This book was released on 2006 with total page 642 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The second novel in the bestselling Wideacre Trilogy, a compulsive drama set in the eighteenth century. By Philippa Gregory, the author of The Other Boleyn Girl and The Virgin's Lover. The Wideacre estate is bankrupt, the villagers are living in poverty and Wideacre Hall is a smoke-blackened ruin. But in the Dower House two children are being raised in protected innocence. Equal claimants to the inheritance of Wideacre, rivals for the love of the village, they are tied by a secret childhood betrothal but forbidden to marry. Only one can be the favoured child. Only one can inherit the magical understanding between the land and the Lacey family that can make the Sussex village grow green again. Only one can be Beatrice Lacey's true heir. Sweeping, passionate, unique: 'The Favoured Child' is the second novel in Philippa Gregory's bestselling trilogy which began with 'Wideacre' and concluded with 'Meridon'.

Book The Favored Child

    Book Details:
  • Author : Philippa Gregory
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2008-06-30
  • ISBN : 1439103402
  • Pages : 624 pages

Download or read book The Favored Child written by Philippa Gregory and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2008-06-30 with total page 624 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From #1 New York Times bestselling author and “queen of royal fiction” (USA TODAY) Philippa Gregory comes the thrilling sequel to the New York Times bestseller Wideacre as the once-great Lacey estate is restored to its former grandeur—though not without cost. The Wideacre estate is bankrupt. The villagers are living in poverty and formerly stunning hall is a smoke-blackened ruin. But, in the Dower House nearby, two children are being raised in protected innocence. Equal claimants to the estate, rivals for the love of the village, they are tied by a secret childhood betrothal but forbidden to marry. Only one can be the favored child—only one can inherit the magical understanding between the land and the Lacey family that can make the Sussex village grow green again. Only one can be Beatrice Lacey’s true heir. Sensual, gripping, and mystical, The Favored Child irresistibly sweeps the reader into a world of secrets, betrayals, and power in this revolutionary period of English history.

Book Meridon

    Book Details:
  • Author : Philippa Gregory
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1991
  • ISBN : 9780140130751
  • Pages : 567 pages

Download or read book Meridon written by Philippa Gregory and published by . This book was released on 1991 with total page 567 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Meridon, a desolate Romany girl, is determined to escape the hard poverty of her childhood. Riding bareback in a travelling show, while her sister Dandy risks her life on the trapeze, Meridon dedicates herself to freeing them both from danger and want. But Dandy, beautiful, impatient, thieving Dandy, grabs too much, too quickly.

Book The Woman s Historical Novel

Download or read book The Woman s Historical Novel written by D. Wallace and published by Springer. This book was released on 2004-11-19 with total page 269 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The historical novel has been one of the most important forms of women's reading and writing in the twentieth century, yet it has been consistently under-rated and critically neglected. In the first major study of British women writers' use of the genre, Diana Wallace tracks its development across the century. She combines a comprehensive survey with detailed readings of key writers, including Naomi Mitchison, Georgette Heyer, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Margaret Irwin, Jean Plaidy, Mary Renault, Philippa Gregory and Pat Barker.

Book Presenting History

    Book Details:
  • Author : Peter J. Beck
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2017-10-04
  • ISBN : 023036411X
  • Pages : 368 pages

Download or read book Presenting History written by Peter J. Beck and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2017-10-04 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Who reads academic histories? Should historians reach out more beyond academia to the general public? Why do Hollywood films, historical novels and television histories prove more successful in presenting the past to a wider audience? What can historians do to improve their effectiveness in reaching and engaging their target audience in a digital age? The way history is presented to an audience is often taken for granted, even ignored. Presenting History explores the vital role played by presenters in both establishing why history matters in today's world and communicating the past to audiences within and outside academia. Through case studies of leading historians, historical novelists, Hollywood filmmakers and television history presenters, this book looks critically at alternative literary and visual ways of presenting the past as both academic history and popular history. Historians discussed include Stephen Ambrose, Niall Ferguson, Eric Hobsbawm, Robert A. Rosenstone, Simon Schama, Joan Wallach Scott and A.J.P. Taylor. Chapter topics include Hollywood and history; Michael Bellesiles' controversial history of gun rights in the USA; Philippa Gregory's historical novels; historians and the David Irving trial; and Terry Deary's 'Horrible Histories'. Raising serious questions about the nature, study and communication of history, Presenting History is an essential text for historians and history students, as well as anyone involved in listening to, reading, or watching presenters of the past.

Book Meridon

    Book Details:
  • Author : Philippa Gregory
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2007-11-01
  • ISBN : 1416588590
  • Pages : 576 pages

Download or read book Meridon written by Philippa Gregory and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2007-11-01 with total page 576 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Other Boleyn Girl comes the final book of the extraordinary Wideacre trilogy as the heir to the great estate comes home at last. Meridon knows she does not belong in the dirty, vagabond life of a gypsy bareback rider. The half-remembered vision of another life burns in her heart, even as her beloved sister, Dandy, risks everything for their future. Alone, Meridon follows the urgings of her dream, riding in the moonlight past the rusted gates, up the winding drive to a house—clutching the golden clasp of the necklace that was her birthright—home at last to Wideacre. The lost heir of one of England’s great estates would take her place as its mistress... Meridon is a rich, impassioned tapestry of a young woman’s journey from dreams to glittering drawing rooms and elaborate deceits, from a simple hope to a deep and fulfilling love. Set in the savage contrasts of Georgian England—a time alive with treachery, grandeur, and intrigue—Meridon is Philippa Gregory’s masterwork.

Book The Lady of the Rivers

    Book Details:
  • Author : Philippa Gregory
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2011-09-15
  • ISBN : 0857204300
  • Pages : 512 pages

Download or read book The Lady of the Rivers written by Philippa Gregory and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2011-09-15 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: THE COMPELLING NOVEL FROM SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER PHILIPPA GREGORY ‘This is a man’s world, Jacquetta, and some women cannot march to the beat of a man’s drum. Do you understand?’ 1435. Rouen. Jacquetta of Luxembourg is left a wealthy young widow when her husband, the Duke of Bedford, dies. Her only friend in the great household is Richard Woodville, the Duke’s squire, and it is not long before the two become lovers and marry in secret. The Woodvilles return to the Lancaster court, where Jacquetta becomes close friends with young King Henry VI’s new queen. But she can sense a growing threat from the people of England, and the danger of royal rivals. The king slides into a mysterious sleep; Margaret, his queen, turns to untrustworthy favourites for help; and Richard, Duke of York, threatens to overturn the whole kingdom for his rival dynasty, the House of York. Jacquetta fights for her king, her queen and her daughter Elizabeth Woodville, for whom she senses an extraordinary future. A sweeping, powerful novel rich in passion and legend, The Lady of the Rivers tells the story of the real-life mother to the White Queen. Praise for Philippa Gregory: ‘Meticulously researched and deeply entertaining, this story of betrayal and divided loyalties is Gregory on top form’ Good Housekeeping ‘Gregory has popularised Tudor history perhaps more than any other living fiction writer…all of her books feature strong, complex women, doing their best to improve their lives in worlds dominated by men’ Sunday Times ‘Engrossing’ Sunday Express ‘Popular historical fiction at its finest, immaculately researched and superbly told’ The Times

Book The White Queen

    Book Details:
  • Author : Philippa Gregory
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2013-07-09
  • ISBN : 1476735484
  • Pages : 464 pages

Download or read book The White Queen written by Philippa Gregory and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2013-07-09 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A tale of the Wars of the Roses follows Elizabeth Woodville, who ascends to royalty and fights for the well-being of her family, including two sons whose imprisonment in the Tower of London precedes a devastating unsolved mystery.

Book Changeling

    Book Details:
  • Author : Philippa Gregory
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2013
  • ISBN : 1442453451
  • Pages : 339 pages

Download or read book Changeling written by Philippa Gregory and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2013 with total page 339 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1453, Luca Vero, accused of heresy and expelled from his monastery, is recruited to help investigate evil across Europe but frees his first subject, Isolde, from captivity in a nunnery, and together they seek the one who holds the secrets of the Orderof Darkness.

Book Fools  Gold

    Book Details:
  • Author : Philippa Gregory
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2014-01-30
  • ISBN : 0857077414
  • Pages : 320 pages

Download or read book Fools Gold written by Philippa Gregory and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2014-01-30 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Luca Vero and his friends are plunged into the heady whirlwind of Venice, the world's busiest marketplace, where everything - and everyone - is for sale. Their mission from the Pope is no protection: this city has its own laws. Meanwhile, the Lady Isolde is in more danger than ever, and her feelings for Luca are becoming more intense. As the friends face the unknown dangers of magic and alchemy, the crimes and politics of the city may become the least of their worries. The powers they confront are not of this world . . . Praise for Changeling: "This will be a romping and intriguing historical tale…spiffing stuff." Daily Telegraph "A pacey and enjoyable read, with the promise of more unusual adventure and darker plotlines as the series moves on. " We Love This Book "The atmosphere in this terrific YA novel is taut and compelling." Books Monthly "Exciting first title in a new series…with attractive characters, several layers of mystery and, as one might expect, meticulously researched historical detail." Daily Mail

Book Stormbringers

    Book Details:
  • Author : Philippa Gregory
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2013-06-06
  • ISBN : 0857077376
  • Pages : 288 pages

Download or read book Stormbringers written by Philippa Gregory and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2013-06-06 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The second exciting title in this atmospheric Order of Darkness YA series from the Queen of Historical Fiction!

Book The Red Queen

    Book Details:
  • Author : Philippa Gregory
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2013-07-09
  • ISBN : 1476746303
  • Pages : 432 pages

Download or read book The Red Queen written by Philippa Gregory and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2013-07-09 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Determined to see her son Henry on the throne of England, pious Margaret Beaufort arranges politically advantageous marriages, sends her son out of the country for his safety, and lays secret plans for a battle between the houses of York and Lancaster.

Book Dark Tracks

    Book Details:
  • Author : Philippa Gregory
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2018-01-25
  • ISBN : 0857077457
  • Pages : 235 pages

Download or read book Dark Tracks written by Philippa Gregory and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2018-01-25 with total page 235 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Join the Order of Darkness in their quest to witness the end of the world in the fourth volume of Philippa Gregory’s epic adventure series. PRAISE FOR THE ORDER OF DARKNESS SERIES: ‘…attractive characters, several layers of mystery, and as one might expect, meticulously researched historical detail’ The Daily Mail ‘The plot is deftly conceived…and the setting richly detailed.’ The Daily Telegraph ‘This is still one of the most enthralling historical series of recent years, with Gregory's descriptions bringing 15th century Venice vividly to life’ The Bookbag Luca Vero is a member of the secret Order of Darkness, tasked by his master to uncover the truth behind strange happenings, Lady Isolde, her friend and confidant Ishraq, Luca’s manservant Freize, and Brother Peter travel miles across medieval Europe – seeking out the signs of the end of days, judging the supernatural and testing the new science. Trapped in a village possessed by a dancing madness, the group fights to keep their own sanity. When Isolde dances away in red shoes and Ishraq takes dramatic revenge on their covert assassin the young people discover that the greatest danger is in the men who have come to their rescue. These are the truly dangerous madmen of Europe who carry a dark hatred that will last for centuries. Dive deep into the world of medieval legends and disentangle reality from fear in this powerful series from the internationally renowned author of historical fiction Philippa Gregory.

Book Dark Tides

    Book Details:
  • Author : Philippa Gregory
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2020-11-24
  • ISBN : 1501187201
  • Pages : 464 pages

Download or read book Dark Tides written by Philippa Gregory and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2020-11-24 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: #1 New York Times bestselling author of Tidelands—the “searing portrait of a woman that resonates across the ages” (People)—returns with an evocative historical novel tracking the rise of the Tidelands family in London, Venice, and New England. Midsummer Eve 1670. Two unexpected visitors arrive at a shabby warehouse on the south side of the River Thames. The first is a wealthy nobleman seeking the lover he deserted twenty-one years earlier. Now James Avery has everything to offer: a fortune, a title, and the favor of the newly restored King Charles II. He believes that the warehouse’s poor owner Alinor has the one thing he cannot buy—his son and heir. The second visitor is a beautiful widow from Venice in deepest mourning. She claims Alinor as her mother-in-law and tells her of the death of Rob—Alinor’s son—drowned in the dark tides of the Venice lagoon. Meanwhile, Alinor’s brother Ned, in faraway New England, is making a life for himself between in the narrowing space between the jarring worlds of the English newcomers and the American Indians as they move towards inevitable war. Alinor writes to him that she knows—without doubt—that her son is alive and the widow is an imposter. But how can she prove it? Set in the poverty and glamour of Restoration London, in the golden streets of Venice, and on the tensely contested frontier of early America, this is a novel of greed and desire: for love, for wealth, for a child, and for home.

Book Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide

Download or read book Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide written by Nick Rennison and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2009-01-01 with total page 544 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Deciding what to read next when you've just finished an unputdownable novel can be a daunting task. The Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide features hundreds of authors and thousands of titles, with navigation features to lead you on a rich journey through some the best literature to grace our shelves. This greatly expanded edition includes the latest contemporary authors and landmark novels, an expanded non-fiction section, a timeline setting historical events against literary milestones, prize-winner and book club lists. An accessible and easy-to-read guide that no serious book lover should be without. "The essential guide to the wild uncharted world of contemporary and 20th century writing." Robert McCrum, The Observer

Book The Wise Woman

    Book Details:
  • Author : Philippa Gregory
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2008-05-27
  • ISBN : 143910199X
  • Pages : 528 pages

Download or read book The Wise Woman written by Philippa Gregory and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2008-05-27 with total page 528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory weaves an unforgettable tale of a young woman’s sorcery and desire in Henry VIII’s England, where magic, lust, and power are forever intertwined. Growing up as an abandoned outcast on the moors, young Alys’ only company is her cruel foster mother, Morach, the local wise woman who is whispered to practice the dark arts. Alys joins a nunnery to escape the poverty and loneliness she has felt all her life, but all too soon her sanctuary is destroyed. King Henry VIII’s followers burn the holy place to the ground, and Alys only just manages to escape with her life, haunted by the screams of her sisters as they burned to death. She finds work in a castle not far from where she grew up as an old lord’s scribe, where she falls obsessively in love with his son Hugo. But Hugo is already married to a proud woman named Catherine. Driven to desperation by her desire, she summons the most dangerous powers Morach taught her, but quickly the passionate triangle of Alys, Hugo, and Catherine begins to explode, launching them into uncharted sexual waters. The magic Alys has conjured now has a life of its own—a life that is horrifyingly and disastrously out of control. Is she a witch? Since heresy means the stake, and witchcraft the rope, Alys is in mortal danger, treading a perilous path between her faith and her own power.

Book Fallen Skies

    Book Details:
  • Author : Philippa Gregory
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2008-12-02
  • ISBN : 1439102007
  • Pages : 528 pages

Download or read book Fallen Skies written by Philippa Gregory and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2008-12-02 with total page 528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fallen Skies takes readers to post-World War I England in a suspenseful story about the marriage of a wealthy war hero and an aspiring singer he barely knows. Can a family's mannered traditions and cool emotions erase the horrors of war from a young couple's past?​ Lily Valance is determined to forget the horrors of the war by throwing herself into the decadent pleasures of the 1920s and pursuing her career as a music hall singer. When she meets Captain Stephen Winters, a decorated veteran, she's immediately drawn to his wealth and status. And Stephen, burdened by his guilt over surviving the Flanders battlefields where so many soldiers perished, sees the possibility of forgetting his anguish in Lily, but his family does not approve. Lily marries Stephen, only to discover that his family's façade of respectability conceals a terrifying combination of repression, jealousy and violence. When Stephen's terrors merge dangerously close with reality, the truth of what took place in the mud and darkness brings him and all who love him to a terrible reckoning.