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Queen's Gambit

E C Fremantle

The first book from an historical novelist to rival Hilary Mantel and Philippa Gregory.

The court of Henry VIII is rife with intrigue, rivalries and romance - and none are better placed to understand this than the women at its heart.

Katherine Parr, widowed for the second time aged thirty-one, is obliged to return to court but, suspicious of the aging king and those who surround him, she does so with reluctance. Nevertheless, when she finds herself caught up in a passionate affair with the dashing and seductive Thomas Seymour, she believes she might finally be able to marry for love. But her presence at court has attracted the attentions of another . . .

Captivated by her honesty and intelligence, Henry Tudor has his own plans for Katherine and no one is in the position to refuse a proposal from the king. So with her charismatic lover dispatched to the continent, Katherine must accept the hand of the ailing egotistical monarch and become Henry's sixth wife - and yet she has still not quite given up on love.

Elizabeth Fremantle holds a first in English and an MA in creative Writing from Birkbeck. As a Fashion Editor she has contributed to various publications including Vogue, Elle, Vanity Fair and the Erotic Review. Queen's Gambit is her first novel.

Division
Penguin
Publication date
14/03/2013
Category
  • Fiction
Format TPS
234 x 153mm
Extent
480
US
Simon & Schuster Inc
Translation
Penguin
Rights sold
Bulgarian
German
Hungarian
Portuguese
Russian
Turkish
Film
David Higham Associates(Formerly Gregory
Serial
Penguin
Audio (Unabridged)
Isis Publishing Ltd
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