Автор: Philippa Gregory Название: Constant Princess, The ISBN: 000719031X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780007190317 Издательство: HarperCollins UK Рейтинг: Цена: 1088 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (1 шт.) Описание: Splendid and sumptuous historical novel from this internationally bestselling author, telling of the early life of Katherine of Aragon. We think of her as the barren wife of a notorious king; but behind this legacy lies a fascinating story. Katherine of Aragon is born Catalina, the Spanish Infanta, to parents who are both rulers and warriors. Aged four, she is betrothed to Arthur, Prince of Wales, and is raised to be Queen of England. She is never in doubt that it is her destiny to rule that far-off, wet, cold land. Her faith is tested when her prospective father-in-law greets her arrival in her new country with a great insult; Arthur seems little better than a boy; the food is strange and the customs coarse. Slowly she adapts to the first Tudor court, and life as Arthur's wife grows ever more bearable. But when the studious young man dies, she is left to make her own future: how can she now be queen, and found a dynasty? Only by marrying Arthur's young brother, the sunny but spoilt Henry. His father and grandmother are against it; her powerful parents prove little use. Yet Katherine is her mother's daughter and her fighting spirit is strong. She will do anything to achieve her aim; even if it means telling the greatest lie, and holding to it. Philippa Gregory proves yet again that behind the apparently familiar face of history lies an astonishing story: ofmen warriors influencing the future of Europe, of revered heroes making deep mistakes, and of an untold love story which changes the fate of a nation.
Автор: Gregory, Philippa Название: Taming of the Queen ISBN: 1501136186 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781501136184 Издательство: Simon & Schuster Цена: 1088 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: By the #1 New York Times bestselling author behind the Starz original series The White Queen, a riveting new Tudor tale featuring King Henry VIII's sixth wife Kateryn Parr, the first English queen to publish under her own name. Why would a woman marry a serial killer?Because she cannot refuse... Kateryn Parr, a thirty-year-old widow in a secret affair with a new lover, has no choice when a man old enough to be her father who has buried four wives--King Henry VIII--commands her to marry him. Kateryn has no doubt about the danger she faces: the previous queen lasted sixteen months, the one before barely half a year. But Henry adores his new bride and Kateryn's trust in him grows as she unites the royal family, creates a radical study circle at the heart of the court, and rules the kingdom as Regent. But is this enough to keep her safe? A leader of religious reform and the first woman to publish in English, Kateryn stands out as an independent woman with a mind of her own. But she cannot save the Protestants, under threat for their faith, and Henry's dangerous gaze turns on her. The traditional churchmen and rivals for power accuse her of heresy--the punishment is death by fire and the king's name is on the warrant... From an author who has described all of Henry's queens comes a deeply intimate portrayal of the last: a woman who longed for passion, power, and education at the court of a medieval killer.
Автор: Philippa Gregory Название: Boleyn Inheritance, The ISBN: 0007190336 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780007190331 Издательство: HarperCollins UK Рейтинг: Цена: 1209 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: From the bestselling author of `The Other Boleyn Girl` comes a wonderfully atmospheric evocation of the court of Henry VIII, and the one woman who destroyed two of his queens.
Автор: Philippa Gregory Название: Virgin Earth ISBN: 0007228481 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780007228485 Издательство: HarperCollins UK Рейтинг: Цена: 1330 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Terrific, free-standing suel to the historical bestseller "Earthly Joys", as John Tradescant, the Younger witnesses the English Civil War and its aftermath from his position as royal gardener. John Tradescant, the Younger has inherited his father's unique collection of plants along with his unerring ability to nurture them. But as gardener to Charles I, he confronts an unbearable dilemma when England descends into Civil War. Fleeing from the chaos, John travels to the Royalist colony of Virginia in America. But, the virgin land is not uninhabited. John's plant hunting brings him to live with the native people, and he learns to love and respect their way of life just as it is threatened by the colonial settlers. In the new world and the old, the established order is breaking down and every family has to find its own way of surviving. For the Tradescants, through the upheavals of the Commonwealth and the Restoration, this means consolidating their reputations as the greatest gardeners in the country.
Автор: Gregory, Philippa Название: Other queen ISBN: 0007192142 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780007192144 Издательство: HarperCollins UK Рейтинг: Цена: 1209 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A dramatic novel of passion, politics and betrayal from the author of The Other Boleyn Girl. Mary, Queen of Scots, fights to regain her kingdom whilst under the guard of Queen Elizabeth`s trusted accomplice, Bess of Hardwick.
Автор: Gregory Philippa Название: The Constant Princess ISBN: 0743569857 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780743569859 Издательство: Simon & Schuster Цена: 1979 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: From #1 New York Times bestselling author and "queen of royal fiction" (USA TODAY) Philippa Gregory comes the remarkable story of Katherine of Aragon, Princess of Spain, daughter of two great monarchs, and eventual Queen of England when she marries the infamous King Henry VIII. Daughter of Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain, Katherine has been fated her whole life to marry Prince Arthur of England. When they meet and are married, the match becomes as passionate as it is politically expedient. The young lovers revel in each other's company and plan the England they will make together. But tragically, aged only fifteen, Arthur falls ill and extracts from his sixteen-year-old bride a deathbed promise to marry his brother, Henry; become Queen; and fulfill their dreams and her destiny. Widowed and alone in the avaricious world of the Tudor court, Katherine has to sidestep her father-in-law's desire for her and convince him, and an incredulous Europe, that her marriage to Arthur was never consummated, that there is no obstacle to marriage with Henry. For seven years, she endures the treachery of spies, the humiliation of poverty, and intense loneliness and despair while she waits for the inevitable moment when she will step into the role she has prepared for all her life. Then, like her warrior mother, Katherine must take to the battlefield and save England when its old enemies the Scots come over the border and there is no one to stand against them but the new Queen.
Автор: Philippa Gregory Название: Alice Hartley`s Happiness ISBN: 0006514650 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780006514657 Издательство: HarperCollins UK Рейтинг: Цена: 762 р. 1088.00-30% Наличие на складе: Есть (1 шт.) Описание: Social mores come under bestselling author Philippa Gregory's acute scrutiny in this reissue of a long-unavailable novel of betrayal, revenge and liberation!
Alice Hartley can no longer arouse the interest of her pompous husband, the adulterous professor. Despite her efforts, she still leaves him cold. Just as she is compelled to face this
chilling truth, she meets Michael, a young student with an excessive libido.
In Michael, Alice discovers an endless supply of all she has sought: revenge, sex and a large
house suitable for conversion. Soon the house is thigh-deep with women joyfully casting off the shacles of their oppression. Sadly, some narrow-minded neigbours and numerous forces
of the law seem completely impervious to all those healing vibrations!
Автор: Gregory, Philippa Название: Red queen ISBN: 1451627203 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781451627206 Издательство: Simon & Schuster Цена: 967 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Gregory, Philippa Название: Little house ISBN: 0007398549 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780007398546 Издательство: HarperCollins UK Рейтинг: Цена: 1209 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A contemporary psychological thriller in the style of Ruth Rendell, from one of today`s most versatile and compelling storytellers.
Автор: Philippa Gregory Название: Respectable Trade, A ISBN: 0006473377 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780006473374 Издательство: HarperCollins UK Рейтинг: Цена: 1330 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The devastating consequences of the slave trade in 18th century Bristol are explored through the powerful but impossible attraction of well-born Frances and her Yoruban slave, Mehuru. Bristol in 1787 is booming, from its stinking docks to its elegant new houses. Josiah Cole, a small dockside trader, is prepared to gamble everything to join the big players of the city. But he needs ready cash and a well-connected wife. An arranged marriage to Frances Scott is a mutually convenient solution. Trading her social contacts for Josiah's protection, Frances enters the world of the Bristol merchants and finds her life and fortune dependent on the respectable trade of sugar, rum and slaves. Once again Philippa Gregory brings her unique combination of a vivid sense of history and inimitable storytelling skills to illuminate a complex period of our past. Powerful, haunting, intensely disturbing, this is a novel of desire and shame, of individuals, of a society, and of a whole continent devastated by the greed of others.
Автор: Philippa Gregory Название: Fallen Skies ISBN: 000723306X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780007233069 Издательство: HarperCollins UK Рейтинг: Цена: 1572 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Lily Valance wants to forget the war. She`s determined to enjoy the world of the 1920s, with its music, singing, laughter and pleasure. When she meets Captain Stephen Winters, a decorated hero back from the Front, she`s drawn to his wealth and status. This is a novel set in the Roaring 1920s.
Автор: Philippa Gregory Название: Queen`s Fool, The ISBN: 0007147295 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780007147298 Издательство: HarperCollins UK Рейтинг: Цена: 1209 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: 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.
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