'I have lost my father in battle, my sister to Elizabeth
Woodville's spy, my brother-in-law to Elizabeth Woodville's
executioner, my nephew to her poisoner, and now my son to her
The gripping and ultimately tragic story of Anne Neville and her
sister Isabel, the daughters of the Earl of Warwick, the most
powerful magnate in England through the Cousins' Wars. In the
absence of a son and heir, he ruthlessly uses the two girls as
pawns but they, in their own right, are thoughtful and powerful
Against the backdrop of the court of Edward IV and his beautiful
queen, Elizabeth Woodville, Anne turns from a delightful child
growing up in intimacy and friendship with the family of Richard
Duke of York to become ever more fearful and desperate as her
father's enemies turn against her, the net closes in and there
is, in the end, simply nowhere she can turn, no one she can trust
with her life.
"The bonds of sisterhood infuse Gregory's latest. . . . The stakes are high as Anne and Isabel Neville, daughters of the earl of Warwick ('The Kingmaker'), vie for their father's favor and a chance at the throne. . . . . In addition to Gregory handling a complicated history, she convincingly details women's lives in the 1400s and the competitive love between sisters." -"Publishers Weekly"
'Popular historical fiction at its finest, immaculately researched and superbly told' The Times 'The contemporary mistress of historical crime' Kate Mosse 'Philippa Gregory evokes passion, murder, magic and mystery to bring the Wars of the Roses to life' Good Housekeeping 'Rarely has history been so seductive' Tatler 'It is a terrific story, told with Gregory's customary confidence and zest' The Sunday Times 'Gregory creates feisty, attractive heroines Face-paced, convincing, vivid and engrossing' Daily Express 'Gregory paints her portraits in bold primary colours. There are few shades of grey in her fiction.' Sunday Express 'Philippa Gregory continues her Cousins' War series in impressive style' Star 'It's a fascinating historical story' Woman
Philippa Gregory, geboren 1954 in Kenia, studierte Geschichte in Brighton und promovierte an der University of Edinburgh über die englische Literatur des 18. Jahrhunderts. Neben zahlreichen historischen Romanen schrieb sie auch Kinderbücher, Kurzgeschichten, Reiseberichte sowie Drehbücher und arbeitete als Journalistin für große Zeitungen, Radio und Fernsehen. Philippa Gregory lebt mit ihrer Familie in Nordengland.
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