Philippa Gregory

1 Die Schwester der Königin

Author : Philippa Gregory
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Historical 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2011-11-21
Description :  Liebe und Intrige am Hofe Heinrichs VIII. Als Mary Boleyn mit vierzehn an den Hof von Heinrich VIII. kommt, fällt sie dem König sofort ins Auge. Schon bald ist sie seine Geliebte. Zuerst genießt Mary ihre Rolle als inoffizielle Königin, doch schnell muss sie erkennen, dass sie nur ein Spielball in den Machtplänen ihrer Familie ist. Der König interessiert sich mit der Zeit mehr und mehr für ihre Schwester Anne Boleyn. Weder Korruption noch Ehebruch oder Mord können den Aufstieg der neuen Favoritin aufhalten. Der Hof, die Kirche und das Land sind gespalten in ihrer Sympathie für die alte Königin Katherine von Aragón und Anne Boleyn. Doch das Allerwichtigste für Heinrich VIII. ist ein Thronfolger. Als Anne schwanger wird, trennt sich der König von der Kirche Roms, um sie heiraten zu können. Mary muss sich damit abfinden, nur noch eine Nebenfigur am Hofe zu sein... „Ein Kronjuwel von Geschichtsroman.“ Gala.

2 The White Queen

Author : Philippa Gregory
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Romance 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2009-08-18
Description :  The inspiration for the critically acclaimed Starz miniseries <i>The White Queen</i>, #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Philippa Gregory brings to life the extraordinary story of Elizabeth Woodville, a woman who rises from obscurity to become Queen of England, and changes the course of history forever.<br /><br />Elizabeth Woodville is a woman of extraordinary beauty and ambition. Her mother is Jacquetta, also known as the mystical lady of the rivers, and she is even more determined to bring power and wealth to the family line. While riding in the woods one day, Elizabeth captures the attentions of the newly crowned King Edward IV and, despite her common upbringing, marries him in secret. <br /><br />When she is raised up to be his queen, the English court is outraged, but Elizabeth rises to the demands of her exalted position and fights for her family’s dominance. Yet despite her best efforts, and even with the help of her mother’s powers, her two sons become pawns in a famous unsolved mystery that has confounded historians for centuries: the lost princes in the Tower of London.<br /><br />In this dazzling account of the deadly Wars of the Roses, brother turns on brother to win the ultimate prize: the throne of England.

3 The Kingmaker's Daughter

Author : Philippa Gregory
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Romance  Historical 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2012-08-14
Description :  In this <i>New York Times </i>bestseller that inspired the critically acclaimed Starz miniseries <i>The White Queen</i>, Philippa Gregory tells the tale of Anne Neville, a beautiful young woman who must navigate the treachery of the English court as her father, known as the Kingmaker, uses her and her sister as pawns in his political game.<br /><br /><i>The Kingmaker’s Daughter</i>—Philippa Gregory’s first sister story since <i>The Other Boleyn Girl</i>—is the gripping tale of the daughters of the man known as the Kingmaker, Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick: the most powerful magnate in fifteenth-century England. Without a son and heir, he uses his daughters, Anne and Isabel, as pawns in his political games, and they grow up to be influential players in their own right. <br /><br />At the court of Edward IV and his beautiful queen, Elizabeth Woodville, Anne grows from a delightful child to become ever more fearful and desperate when her father makes war on his former friends. Married at age fourteen, she is soon left widowed and fatherless, her mother in sanctuary and her sister married to the enemy. Anne manages her own escape by marrying Richard, Duke of Gloucester, but her choice will set her on a collision course with the overwhelming power of the royal family.

4 The White Princess

Author : Philippa Gregory
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Romance  Historical 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2013-07-23
Description :  <b>Adapted for the STARZ original series,</b> <b><i>The White Princess</i>.</b><br /><br /><b>Love to the Death.</b><br /><br />When Henry Tudor picks up the crown of England from the mud of Bosworth field, he knows he must marry the princess of the enemy house—Elizabeth of York—to unify a country divided by war for more than three decades. But his bride is still in love with his dead enemy, and her mother and half of England remain loyal to her brother, the missing York heir.<br /><br />Henry’s greatest fear is that somewhere a prince is waiting to reclaim the throne. When a young man who would be king invades England, Elizabeth has to choose between the new husband she is coming to love and the boy who claims to be her lost brother: the rose of York come home at last.<br /><br />“A bloody irresistible read.” —<i>People</i><br /><br />“Bring on the blood, sex, and tears!...You name it, it’s all here.” —<i>USA TODAY</i>

5 The Red Queen

Author : Philippa Gregory
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Romance 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2010-08-03
Description :  The inspiration for the critically acclaimed Starz miniseries <i>The White Queen</i>, #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Philippa Gregory brings to life Margaret Beaufort, heiress to the red rose of Lancaster, who charts her way through treacherous alliances to take control of the English throne.<br /><br />Margaret Beaufort never surrenders her belief that her Lancaster house is the true ruler of England, and that she has a great destiny before her. Married to a man twice her age, quickly widowed, and a mother at only fourteen, Margaret is determined to turn her lonely life into a triumph. She sets her heart on putting her son on the throne of England regardless of the cost to herself, to England, and even to the little boy. Disregarding rival heirs and the overwhelming power of the York dynasty, she names him Henry, like the king; sends him into exile; and pledges him in marriage to her enemy Elizabeth of York’s daughter. As the political tides constantly move and shift, Margaret masterminds one of the greatest rebellions of all time—all the while knowing that her son has grown to manhood, recruited an army, and awaits his opportunity to win the greatest prize in all of England. <br /><br /><i>The Red Queen </i>is a novel of conspiracy, passion, and coldhearted ambition, the story of a proud and determined woman who believes that she alone is destined, by her piety and lineage, to shape the course of history.

6 Three Sisters, Three Queens

Author : Philippa Gregory
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2016-08-09
Description :  From #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Philippa Gregory, the little-known story of three Tudor women who are united in sisterhood and yet compelled to be rivals when they fulfill their destinies as queens.<br /><br />As sisters they share an everlasting bond; as queens they can break each other’s hearts…<br /><br />When Katherine of Aragon is brought to the Tudor court as a young bride, the oldest princess, Margaret, takes her measure. With one look, each knows the other for a rival, an ally, a pawn, destined—with Margaret’s younger sister Mary—to a unique sisterhood. The three sisters will become the queens of England, Scotland, and France.<br /><br />United by family loyalties and affections, the three queens find themselves set against each other. Katherine commands an army against Margaret and kills her husband James IV of Scotland. But Margaret’s boy becomes heir to the Tudor throne when Katherine loses her son.<br /><br />Mary steals the widowed Margaret’s proposed husband, but when Mary is widowed it is her secret marriage for love that is the envy of the others. As they experience betrayals, dangers, loss, and passion, the three sisters find that the only constant in their perilous lives is their special bond, more powerful than any man, even a king.

7 The Lady of the Rivers

Author : Philippa Gregory
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Romance 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2011-10-18
Description :  #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author and “queen of royal fiction” (<i>USA TODAY</i>) Philippa Gregory brings to life the story of Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford, a woman of passion and of legend who navigated a treacherous path through the battle lines in the War of the Roses to bring her family unimaginable power.<br /><br />When the young and beautiful Jacquetta is married to the older Duke of Bedford, English regent of France, he introduces her to a mysterious world of learning and alchemy. Her only friend in the great household is the duke’s squire Richard Woodville, who is at her side when the duke’s death leaves her a wealthy young widow. The two become lovers and marry in secret, returning to England to serve at the court of the young King Henry VI, where Jacquetta becomes a close and loyal friend to his new queen. <br /><br />The Woodvilles soon achieve a place at the very heart of the Lancaster court, though Jacquetta has visions of the growing threat from the people of England and the danger of their royal York rivals. Jacquetta fights for her king and queen, as she sees an extraordinary and unexpected future for her daughter Elizabeth: a change of fortune, the white rose of York, and the throne of England…

8 The Taming of the Queen

Author : Philippa Gregory
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2015-08-25
Description :  By the #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author, a novel of passion and power at the court of a medieval killer, a riveting new Tudor tale featuring King Henry VIII’s sixth wife Kateryn Parr.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />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...<br /><br />From the bestselling author who has illuminated 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.

9 The Other Boleyn Girl

Author : Philippa Gregory
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Romance  Historical  Literary 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2004-11-09
Description :  The #1 <i>New York Times </i>bestseller from “the queen of royal fiction” (<i>USA TODAY</i>) Philippa Gregory is a rich, compelling novel of love, sex, ambition, and intrigue surrounding the Tudor court of Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, and the infamous Boleyn family.<br /><br />When Mary Boleyn comes to court as an innocent girl of fourteen, she catches the eye of the handsome and charming Henry VIII. Dazzled by the king, Mary falls in love with both her golden prince and her growing role as unofficial queen. However, she soon realizes just how much she is a pawn in her family’s ambitious plots as the king’s interest begins to wane, and soon she is forced to step aside for her best friend and rival: her sister, Anne. With her own destiny suddenly unknown, Mary realizes that she must defy her family and take fate into her own hands. <br /><br />With more than one million copies in print and adapted for the big screen,<i> The Other Boleyn Girl</i> is a riveting historical drama. It brings to light a woman of extraordinary determination and desire who lived at the heart of the most exciting and glamorous court in Europe, and survived a treacherous political landscape by following her heart.

10 The King's Curse

Author : Philippa Gregory
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2014-09-09
Description :  From the #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author behind the acclaimed Starz series <i>The White Queen</i> comes the story of lady-in-waiting Margaret Pole and her unique view of King Henry VIII’s stratospheric rise to power in Tudor England.<br /><br />As an heir to the Plantagenets, Margaret is seen by the King’s mother, the Red Queen, as a rival to the Tudor claim to the throne. She is buried in marriage to a Tudor supporter—Sir Richard Pole, governor of Wales—and becomes guardian to Arthur, the young Prince of Wales, and his beautiful bride, Katherine of Aragon. <br /><br />But Margaret’s destiny, as cousin to the White Princess, is not for a life in the shadows. Tragedy throws her into poverty, yet a royal death restores her to her place at young Henry VIII’s court where she becomes chief lady-in-waiting to Queen Katherine. There she watches the dominance of the Spanish queen over her husband and her tragic decline. <br /><br />Amid the rapid deterioration of the Tudor court, Margaret must choose whether her allegiance is to the increasingly tyrannical Henry VIII or to her beloved queen. Caught between the old and the new, Margaret must find her own way, concealing her knowledge that an old curse cast upon all the Tudors is slowly coming true...

11 The Last Tudor

Author : Philippa Gregory
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2017-08-08
Description :  The latest novel from #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Philippa Gregory features one of the most famous women in history, Lady Jane Grey, and her two sisters, each of whom dared to defy her queen.<br /><br />Jane Grey was queen of England for nine days. Her father and his allies crowned her instead of the dead king’s half-sister Mary Tudor, who quickly mustered an army, claimed her throne, and locked Jane in the Tower of London. When Jane refused to betray her Protestant faith, Mary sent her to the executioner’s block, where Jane transformed her father’s greedy power-grab into tragic martyrdom.<br /><br />“Learn you to die,” was the advice Jane wrote to her younger sister Katherine, who has no intention of dying. She intends to enjoy her beauty and her youth and fall in love. But she is heir to the insecure and infertile Queen Mary and then to her sister Queen Elizabeth, who will never allow Katherine to marry and produce a Tudor son. When Katherine’s pregnancy betrays her secret marriage, she faces imprisonment in the Tower, only yards from her sister’s scaffold.<br /><br />“Farewell, my sister,” writes Katherine to the youngest Grey sister, Mary. A beautiful dwarf, disregarded by the court, Mary keeps family secrets, especially her own, while avoiding Elizabeth’s suspicious glare. After seeing her sisters defy their queens, Mary is acutely aware of her own danger, but determined to command her own life. What will happen when the last Tudor defies her ruthless and unforgiving cousin Queen Elizabeth?

12 The Boleyn Inheritance

Author : Philippa Gregory
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Literary  Romance  Historical 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2006-12-05
Description :  From “the queen of royal fiction” (<i>USA TODAY</i>) comes this <i>New York Times</i> bestseller featuring three very different women whose fates are each bound by a bloody curse: the legacy of the Boleyn family.<br /><br />After the death of his third wife, Jane Seymour, King Henry VIII of England decides to take a new wife, but this time, not for love. <i>The Boleyn Inheritance</i> follows three women whose lives are forever changed because of the king’s decision, as they must balance precariously in an already shaky Tudor Court.<br /><br /> Anne of Cleves is to be married to Henry to form a political alliance, though the rocky relationship she has to the king does not bode well for her or for England.<br /><br /> Katherine Howard is the young, beautiful woman who captures Henry’s eye, even though he is set to marry Anne. Her spirit runs free and her passions run hot—though her affections may not be returned upon the King.<br /><br /> Jane Rochford was married to George Boleyn, and it was her testimony that sent her husband and infamous sister-in-law Anne to their deaths. Throughout the country, her name is known for malice, jealousy, and twisted lust.<br /><br /> <i>The Boleyn Inheritance</i> is a novel drawn tight as a lute string about three women whose positions brought them wealth, admirations, and power, as well as deceit, betrayal, and terror.

13 The Constant Princess

Author : Philippa Gregory
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Literary 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2005-12-06
Description :  From #1 <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author and “queen of royal fiction” (<i>USA TODAY</i>) 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.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />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.

14 The Queen's Fool

Author : Philippa Gregory
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Romance  Historical  Literary 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2008-02-19
Description :  #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author and “queen of royal fiction” (<i>USA TODAY</i>) Philippa Gregory weaves a spellbinding tale of a young woman with the ability to see the future in an era when destiny was anything but clear.<br /><br />Winter, 1553. Pursued by the Inquisition, Hannah Green, a fourteen-year-old Jewish girl, is forced to flee with her father from their home in Spain. But Hannah is no ordinary refugee; she has the gift of “Sight,” the ability to foresee the future, priceless in the troubled times of the Tudor court. Hannah is adopted by the glamorous Robert Dudley, the charismatic son of King Edward’s protector, who brings her to court as a “holy fool” for Queen Mary and, ultimately, Queen Elizabeth. Hired as a fool but working as a spy; promised in wedlock but in love with her master; endangered by the laws against heresy, treason, and witchcraft, Hannah must choose between the safe life of a commoner and the dangerous intrigues of the royal family that are inextricably bound up with her own yearnings and desires.<br /><br />Teeming with vibrant period detail and peopled by characters seamlessly woven into the sweeping tapestry of history, <i>The Queen’s Fool</i> is a rich and emotionally resonant gem from a masterful storyteller.

15 The Virgin's Lover

Author : Philippa Gregory
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Literary  Romance  Historical 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2004-11-16
Description :  From #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author and “queen of royal fiction” (<i>USA TODAY</i>) comes a riveting and scandalous love triangle between a young woman on the brink of greatness, a young man whose ambition far exceeds his means, and the wife who cannot forgive them.<br /><br />In the autumn of 1558, church bells across England ring out the joyous news that Elizabeth I is the new queen, yet one woman hears the tidings with utter dread. She is Amy Dudley, wife of Sir Robert, and she knows that Elizabeth’s ambitious leap to the throne will draw her husband back to the center of the glamorous Tudor court, where he was born to be. <br /><br />Elizabeth’s excited triumph is short-lived. She has inherited a bankrupt country where treason is rampant and foreign war a certainty. Her faithful advisors warns her that she will survive only if she marries a strong prince to govern the rebellious country, but the one man Elizabeth desires is her childhood friend, the ambitious Robert Dudley. As the young couple falls back in love, a question hangs in the air: can he really set aside his wife and marry the queen? When Amy is found dead, Elizabeth and Dudley are suddenly plunged into a struggle for survival.

16 The Other Queen

Author : Philippa Gregory
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Literary  Romance  Historical 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2008-09-16
Description :  From #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author and “queen of royal fiction” (<i>USA TODAY</i>) Philippa Gregory—a dazzling new novel about the intriguing, romantic, and maddening Mary, Queen of Scots.<br /><br />Fleeing violent rebellions in Scotland, Mary looks to Queen Elizabeth of England for sanctuary. Though promised protection, Mary, perceived as a serious threat to the English crown, is soon imprisoned by her former friend as a “guest” in the house of George Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury, and his indomitable wife, Bess of Hardwick. The newly married couple welcomes the condemned queen into their home, certain that serving as her hosts and jailers will bring them an advantage in the cutthroat world of the Elizabethan court. <br /><br />To their horror, they grow to realize that the task will bankrupt their estate and lose them what little favor they’ve managed to gain as their home becomes the epicenter of intrigue and rebellion against Queen Elizabeth. And Mary is not as hopeless as she appears, manipulating the earl and spinning her own web of treachery and deceit, as she sharpens her weapons to reclaim her Scottish throne—and to take over Queen Elizabeth’s of England.

17 The Wise Woman

Author : Philippa Gregory
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Romance  Historical  Paranormal 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2008-05-27
Description :  #1 <i>New York Times</i> 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.<br /><br />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. <br /><br />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.<br /><br />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.

18 Wideacre

Author : Philippa Gregory
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Literary  Romance  Historical 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2007-11-01
Description :  From #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Philippa Gregory comes the stunning first novel of a thrilling trilogy about the Lacey family, and the captivating woman at the heart of a power-hungry estate willing to go to any means to protect her family name.<br /><br />Beatrice Lacey, as strong-minded as she is beautiful, refuses to conform to the social customs of her time. Destined to lose her heritage and beloved Wideacre estate once she is wed, Beatrice will use any means necessary to protect her ancestral name. Seduction, betrayal, even murder—Beatrice’s passion is without apology or conscience. “She is a Lacey of Wideacre,” her father warns, “and whatever she does, however she behaves, will always be fitting.” Yet even as Beatrice’s scheming seems about to yield her dream, she is haunted by the one living person who knows the extent of her plans...and her capacity for evil. <br /><br />Sumptuously set in Georgian England from the “queen of royal fiction” (<i>USA TODAY</i>), <i>Wideacre</i> is intensely gripping, rich in texture, and full of color and authenticity. It is a saga as irresistible in its singular magic as its heroine.

19 Changeling

Author : Philippa Gregory
Genre :  Historical  Books  Young Adult  Fiction  Action & Adventure  Romance 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2012-05-29
Description :  <b>Dark myths, medieval secrets, intrigue, and romance populate the pages of this first in a four-book teen series from the #1 bestselling author of <i>The Other Boleyn Girl</i>.</b><br /><br />The year is 1453 and all signs point to it being the end of the world. Accused of heresy and expelled from his monastery, handsome seventeen-year-old Luca Vero is recruited by a mysterious stranger to record the end of times across Europe. Commanded by sealed orders, Luca is sent to map the fears of Christendom and travel to the very frontier of good and evil.<br /><br />Seventeen-year-old Isolde, a Lady Abbess, is trapped in a nunnery to prevent her from claiming her rich inheritance. As the nuns in her care are driven mad by strange visions, walking in their sleep, and showing bleeding wounds, Luca is sent to investigate and driven to accuse her.<br /><br />Forced to face the greatest fears of the dark ages—witchcraft, werewolves, madness—Luca and Isolde embark on a search for truth, their own destinies, and even love as they take the unknown ways to the real historical figure who defends the boundaries of Christendom and holds the secrets of the Order of Darkness.

20 The Favored Child

Author : Philippa Gregory
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Romance  Historical  Literary 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2008-06-30
Description :  From #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author and “queen of royal fiction” (<i>USA TODAY</i>) Philippa Gregory comes the thrilling sequel to the <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>Wideacre</i> as the once-great Lacey estate is restored to its former grandeur—though not without cost.<br /><br />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. <br /><br />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, <i>The Favored Child</i> irresistibly sweeps the reader into a world of secrets, betrayals, and power in this revolutionary period of English history.

21 The Women of the Cousins' War

Author : Philippa Gregory
Genre :  Europe  Books  History  Biographies & Memoirs 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2011-09-13
Description :  #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Philippa Gregory joins two eminent historians to explore the extraordinary true stories of three women largely forgotten by history: Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford; Elizabeth Woodville, queen of England; and Margaret Beaufort, the founder of the Tudor dynasty.<br /><br />In her essay on Jacquetta, Philippa Gregory uses original documents, archaeology, and histories of myth and witchcraft to create the first-ever biography of the young duchess who survived two reigns and two wars to become the first lady at two rival courts. David Baldwin, established authority on the Wars of the Roses, tells the story of Elizabeth Woodville, the first commoner to marry a king of England for love. And Michael Jones, fellow of the Royal Historical Society, writes of Margaret Beaufort, the almost-unknown matriarch of the House of Tudor. <br /><br />Beautifully illustrated throughout with rare portraits and source materials, <i>The Women of the Cousins’ War</i> offers fascinating insights into the inspirations behind Philippa Gregory’s fiction and will appeal to all with an interest in this epic period.

22 Meridon

Author : Philippa Gregory
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Romance  Paranormal  Historical 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2007-11-01
Description :  From the #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>The Other Boleyn Girl</i> comes the final book of the extraordinary <i>Wideacre </i>trilogy as the heir to the great estate comes home at last.<br /><br />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...<br /><br /><i>Meridon</i> 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—<i>Meridon</i> is Philippa Gregory’s masterwork.

23 Philippa Gregory's Wars of the Roses 2-Book Boxed Set

Author : Philippa Gregory
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Romance  Historical  Literary 
Price :  $25.99
Release Date :  2011-08-09
Description :  <b>The Red Queen</b> <br />In a novel of conspiracy, passion, and coldhearted ambition, number one bestselling author Philippa Gregory has brought to life the story of a proud and determined woman who believes that she alone is destined, by her piety and lineage, to shape the course of history. In <i>The Red Queen</i>, Gregory illuminates the fascinating woman who founded England’s most powerful ruling line, the Tudors: Margaret Beaufort.<br /><br /><b>The White Queen</b><br />Elizabeth Woodville, a woman of extraordinary beauty and ambition, secretly marries the newly crowned boy king of England. While she rises to the demands of her exalted position and fights for the success of her family, her two sons become the central figures in a famous unsolved mystery that has confounded historians for centuries: the lost princes in the Tower of London. Philippa Gregory brings the artistry and intellect of a master writer and storyteller to a new era in history and begins what is sure to be another bestselling classic series.

24 Stormbringers

Author : Philippa Gregory
Genre :  Historical  Books  Young Adult  Fiction  Romance  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2013-06-04
Description :  <b>The second book in a YA quartet filled with intrigue, mystery, and romance, from #1 <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author Philippa Gregory.</b><br /><br />The year is 1453, and the end of the world is closer than ever.<br /><br />As Luca and Isolde continue their journey, their attraction grows with each passing day. Even as they try to remain focused on the mysteries they’ve been ordered to investigate, the tension between them builds.<br /><br />Their budding, illicit relationship is put on hold when a boy, Johann, and his army of children arrive in town. Johann claims to have divine orders to lead the children across Europe to the Holy Land, and the townspeople readily accept his claims. Luca wants to believe, but his training tells him to question everything...but when Johann’s prophecy begins to come true, Luca wonders if they have finally stumbled upon a real miracle.<br /><br />Yet even the greatest miracles have the potential for darkness…and the chaos that follows Johann is unlike anything anyone could have imagined.<br /><br />The second in Philippa Gregory’s four-book series delves further into a forbidden romance and an epic quest as secrets about The Order of Darkness are finally revealed...

25 Fallen Skies

Author : Philippa Gregory
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2008-12-02
Description :  <i>Fallen Skies</i> 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.<br /><br />Can a family's mannered traditions and cool emotions erase the horrors of war from a young couple's past?<br /><br />Now back in print from <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Philippa Gregory, <i>Fallen Skies</i> 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.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />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.

26 A Respectable Trade

Author : Philippa Gregory
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Literary  Romance  Historical 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2007-02-01
Description :  Bristol in 1787 is booming, a city where power beckons those who dare to take risks. Josiah Cole, a small dockside trader, is prepared to gamble everything to join the big players of the city. But he needs capital and a well-connected wife. <br /><br /> Marriage to Frances Scott is a mutually convenient solution. Trading her social contacts for Josiah's protection, Frances finds her life and fortune dependent on the respectable trade of sugar, rum, and slaves. <br /><br /> Into her new world comes Mehuru, once a priest in the ancient African kingdom of Yoruba, now a slave in England. From opposite ends of the earth, despite the difference in status, Mehuru and Frances confront each other and their need for love and liberty.

27 Philippa Gregory's the Cousins' War 3-Book Boxed Set

Author : Philippa Gregory
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Literary  Romance  Historical 
Price :  $37.99
Release Date :  2011-12-20
Description :  <b>The Red Queen</b> <br />In a novel of conspiracy, passion, and coldhearted ambition, number one bestselling author Philippa Gregory has brought to life the story of a proud and determined woman who believes that she alone is destined, by her piety and lineage, to shape the course of history. In <i>The Red Queen</i>, Gregory illuminates the fascinating woman who founded England’s most powerful ruling line, the Tudors: Margaret Beaufort.<br /><br /><b>The </b><b>White Queen</b><br />Elizabeth Woodville, a woman of extraordinary beauty and ambition, secretly marries the newly crowned boy king of England. While she rises to the demands of her exalted position and fights for the success of her family, her two sons become the central figures in a famous unsolved mystery that has confounded historians for centuries: the lost princes in the Tower of London. Philippa Gregory brings the artistry and intellect of a master writer and storyteller to a new era in history and begins what is sure to be another bestselling classic series.<br /><br /><b>The Lady of the Rivers</b><br /><i>The Lady of the Rivers </i>is #1 <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author Philippa Gregory’s remarkable story of Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford, a woman who navigated a treacherous path through the battle lines in the Wars of the Roses.

28 Earthly Joys

Author : Philippa Gregory
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Literary  Romance  Historical 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2005-06-07
Description :  #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author and “queen of royal fiction” (<i>USA TODAY</i>) Philippa Gregory brings to life the passionate, turbulent times of seventeenth-century England as seen through the eyes of the country’s most famous royal gardener.<br /><br />John Tradescant’s fame and skill as a gardener are unsurpassed in seventeenth-century England, but it is his clear-sighted honesty and loyalty that make him an invaluable servant. As an informal confidant of Sir Robert Cecil, adviser to King James I, he witnesses the making of history, from the Gunpowder Plot to the accession of King Charles I and the growing animosity between Parliament and court. <br /><br />Tradescant’s talents soon come to the attention of the most powerful man in the country, the irresistible Duke of Buckingham, the lover of King Charles I. Tradescant has always been faithful to his masters, but Buckingham is unlike any he has ever known: flamboyant, outrageously charming, and utterly reckless. Every certainty upon which Tradescant has based his life—his love of his wife and children, his passion for his work, his loyalty to his country—is shattered as he follows Buckingham to court, to war, and to the forbidden territories of human love.

29 Fools' Gold

Author : Philippa Gregory
Genre :  Historical  Books  Young Adult  Fiction  Action & Adventure  Romance 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2014-02-11
Description :  All that glitters may well be gold in the third book in the Order of Darkness series from #1 <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author Philippa Gregory.<br /><br />Tasked to expose a coin counterfeiting scheme, Luca and Isolde travel to Venice just in time for Carnival. Amid the masks, parties, and excitement, the romantic attraction between the two reaches a new intensity that neither can deny.<br /><br />Their romance is interrupted by the arrival of the alchemist, who may be the con artist they’ve been looking for. But as Luca starts to investigate the original charge, the alchemist reveals his true goal—he plans to create the Philosopher’s Stone, a mystical substance said to be capable of turning base metals into gold and producing the elixir of life.<br /><br />With pounds of undocumented gold coins and an assistant who claims to be decades older than she appears, all evidence points to the possibility that the alchemist has succeeded in his task. But as Luca and Isolde get closer to the truth, they discover that reality may be more sinister than they ever could have imagined.

30 Philippa Gregory's Tudor Court 6-Book Boxed Set

Author : Philippa Gregory
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Literary  Romance  Historical 
Price :  $72.99
Release Date :  2011-12-20
Description :  The six-book bosed set of the bestselling Tudor Court novels by Philippa Gregory, #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author and "the queen of royal fiction" (<i>USA TODAY</i>): <i>The Constant Princess, The Other Boleyn Girl, The Boleyn Inheritance, The Queen's Fool, The Virgin's Lover, </i>and<i> The Other Queen.</i>

31 Dark Tracks

Author : Philippa Gregory
Genre :  Romance  Books  Young Adult  Fiction  Fantasy  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2018-01-30
Description :  Luca and Isolde continue investigating for the Order of Darkness in the fourth book in the Order of Darkness series from #1 <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author Philippa Gregory.

32 La malédiction du roi (Extrait offert)

Author : Philippa Gregory
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2015-09-03
Description :  Entre amour, complot et malédiction, il n'est pas évident d'être une femme à la cour des Tudors. <br />Angleterre, 1499. Margaret Pole, fille de Georges, duc de Clarence, et d'Isabelle Neville, devient après l'assassinat de son frère Edouard Plantagenêt, sur ordre du roi Henri VII, la seule survivante de la dynastie des Plantagenêt. Marié à Sir Pole, cousin du roi, elle sera veuve en 1505, avec cinq enfants. Destituée de ses terres et de ses titres, elle tombe dans la pauvreté. Sa vie change avec l'arrivée de la princesse espagnole Catherine d'Aragon et son mariage avec Henri VIII. Margaret est alors restaurée : elle obtient de titre de comtesse de Salisbury, devient première dame de compagnie de la reine et gouvernante de la princesse Marie. <br /><br /> Mais il s'avère que le roi n'a pas de fils et donc pas d'héritier. On parlera alors de la "malédiction du roi", qui aurait été jetée par Elisabeth Woodville et sa fille La Princesse Blanche contre les Tudors. Malédiction ou pas, cette question provoquera la rupture d'Henri VIII avec l'Église de Rome, celui-ci souhaitant divorcer de Catherine et épouser Anne Boleyn. <br /><br /> Notre héroine Margaret devra choisir entre son allégeance au roi et sa loyauté envers la reine et la princesse. Du fait de ses liens avec la famille royale, elle se retrouvera avec ses fils au centre des intrigues, au point que sa liberté et sa vie seront menacées...

33 Virgin Earth

Author : Philippa Gregory
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Historical  Literary 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2006-04-05
Description :  In this enthralling, freestanding sequel to <i>Earthly Joys</i>, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Philippa Gregory combines a wealth of gardening knowledge with a haunting love story that spans two continents and two cultures, making <i>Virgin Earth</i> a tour de force of revolutionary politics and passionate characters.<br /><br />As England descends into civil war, John Tradescant the Younger, gardener to King Charles I, finds his loyalties in question, his status an ever-growing danger to his family. Fearing royal defeat and determined to avoid serving the rebels, John escapes to the royalist colony of Virginia, a land bursting with fertility that stirs his passion for botany. Only the native American peoples understand the forest, and John is drawn to their way of life just as they come into fatal conflict with the colonial settlers. Torn between his loyalty to his country and family and his love for a Powhatan girl who embodies the freedom he seeks, John has to find himself before he is prepared to choose his direction in the virgin land.

34 Η αυλή των ψιθύρων

Author : Philippa Gregory
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2018-06-06
Description :  1539. Ο βασιλιάς Ερρίκος Η΄ ετοιμάζεται να παντρευτεί για τέταρτη φορά. Επιλέγει την Άννα της Κλεβ, μια Γερμανίδα πριγκίπισσα που θα γίνει πιόνι στα χέρια του στην προσπάθειά του να δημιουργήσει μια προτεσταντική συμμαχία ενάντια στη Ρώμη.&#xa0;<br /> Ο Ερρίκος είναι ψυχρός απέναντι στη βασίλισσα, δεν τη θέλει και, αψηφώντας συμβούλους και ευγενείς, αρχίζει να φλερτάρει τη νεαρή Αικατερίνη Χάουαρντ. Η νέα βασίλισσα διαισθάνεται τον κλοιό να σφίγγει επικίνδυνα γύρω της.&#xa0;<br /><br /> Η Τζέην Μπολέυν, πάλι, που επιστρέφει στον κλειστό πυρήνα της Αυλής χάρη στον θείο της, τον ισχυρό δούκα του Νόρφολκ, έρχεται αντιμέτωπη με τη βαριά κληρονομιά των Μπολέυν: δόλος και θάνατος. Τίποτα πλέον δεν είναι σίγουρο σε ένα βασίλειο που κυβερνάται από έναν ολοένα και πιο τυραννικό βασιλιά.<br /> Η συγκλονιστική ιστορία τριών γυναικών που προσπαθούν να βρουν τον δρόμο τους στην πιο ασταθή Αυλή της Ευρώπης, σε μία περίοδο θρησκευτικής αναταραχής και πολιτικής αβεβαιότητας.

35 La signora dei fiumi

Author : Philippa Gregory
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2012-02-28
Description :  Con <b><i>La signora dei fiumi</i></b>, l'indiscussa regina del romanzo storico <b>Philippa Gregory</b> firma l'ultimo, imperdibile capitolo della <b>trilogia delle due Rose</b>, e ci racconta con la consueta maestria le turbolente vicende che preparano la tragica fine del regno dei Lancaster e l'ascesa al trono di <b>Edoardo IV </b>e sua moglie <b>Elisabetta Woodville</b>. Delineando l'indimenticabile ritratto di un personaggio assolutamente straordinario: la duchessa Jacquetta di Lussemburgo, madre di Elisabetta, maga, alchimista e veggente, una donna ribelle, spregiudicata e finora ingiustamente dimenticata. <br /><br /> Francia, 1430. Jacquetta di Lussemburgo è una dei discendenti dei duchi di Borgogna, la cui stirpe si dice abbia ereditato il dono della preveggenza dalla mitica capostipite Melusina, divinità del fiume, in grado di leggere il futuro nello scorrere delle acque. Jacquetta è poco più di una bambina quando viene data in sposa al duca di Bedford che, convinto dei suoi poteri divinatori, la introduce al misterioso mondo dell'alchimia. Ma il destino ha in serbo altro per lei: quando, all'età di diciannove anni, la duchessa si ritrova prematuramente vedova, sfidando qualunque convenzione si unisce in seconde nozze al ciambellano del marito, Richard Woodville, un giovane di belle speranze e di umili origini al quale già da tempo la legava un amore segreto e proibito. <br /> Grazie all'ambizione di lui e al proprio fascino e carisma, in breve tempo Jacquetta conquista un posto di primo piano alla corte dei Lancaster. Ma sono anni turbolenti e sanguinosi: Jacquetta sente che la famiglia rivale, gli York capeggiati dal temibile duca Riccardo, si fa sempre più pericolosa e minaccia di distruggere l'intero regno. Jacquetta combatte per il suo re, per la sua regina e per sua figlia, Elisabetta Woodville, per la quale prevede un destino straordinario e inatteso: un capovolgimento di fortuna, il trono d'Inghilterra e la bianca rosa di York. <br /><br /> <b>Philippa Gregory</b> ci fa entrare in un racconto potente, carico di passione e leggenda, in cui Storia e magia si fondono in una narrazione suggestiva e affascinante come poche. <br /><br />Open publication - Free publishing - More bedford

36 La regina della rosa rossa

Author : Philippa Gregory
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2011-10-18
Description :  Erede del nobile casato dei Lancaster, Margaret Beaufort è una donna ambiziosa, fermamente convinta che la Rosa Rossa, simbolo della sua famiglia, sia destinata a regnare sull'Inghilterra. Ma i suoi sogni si infrangono il giorno in cui Enrico VI, amato cugino e sovrano, rifiuta di sposarla.. Delusa e amareggiata, si lascia convincere dalla madre a un matrimonio senza amore. Si ritrova così, ancora giovanissima, legata a un uomo che ha il doppio dei suoi anni e ben presto incinta di un figlio che non ha mai voluto. Margaret, però, non si arrende. Sola, tormentata da desideri irrealizzabili, decide di trasformare i suoi fallimenti in un trionfo: se lei non è riuscita a ottenere la corona, farà di tutto perché l'ottenga il figlio. Senza lasciarsi intimidire dal crescente potere della dinastia degli York, che si contrappone ai Lancaster ogni giorno di più, Margaret chiama il bambino Enrico. Come il re. E si prepara a marciare verso il trono, tra ambigue alleanze, complotti segreti e falsi giuramenti, pronta a tutto pur di raggiungere il proprio obiettivo. Anche a costo di rinunciare per sempre all'amore.

37 Deux soeurs pour un roi

Author : Philippa Gregory
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2009-05-06
Description :  Introduite au palais de Westminster, à l'âge de 14 ans, Marie Boleyn est séduite par le roi Henri VIII auquel elle donnera deux enfants. D'abord éblouie par le jeune souverain, elle comprend très vite qu'elle sert d'appât au milieu des complots dynastiques. Quand l'intérêt du roi pour elle s'émousse, le clan Boleyn demande à sa soeur et rivale, Anne, de le séduire à son tour.<br />Marie, désormais en disgrâce, ne peut qu'assister, impuissante, au succès de sa soeur, dont l'ambition n'a plus de limites. Mais il y a quelqu'un que la cour n'impressionne pas. Il osera braver les conventions pour offrir à Marie une vie de liberté et de passion...<br />Se déroulant sur quinze ans (1521-1536), cette fresque historique, racontée à la première personne par Marie Boleyn, dépeint les rivalités, les ambitions et les trahisons au sein d'une cour où se déchaînent les passions les plus sombres - une histoire tragique qui se terminera dans le sang.

38 Klątwa Tudorów

Author : Philippa Gregory
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2016-07-26
Description :  Król Henryk VII Tudor, który pokonał Ryszarda III Yorka, wciąż obawia się, że ktoś upomni się o koronę Anglii. Pozostali przy życiu Yorkowie naleźli się w śmiertelnym niebezpieczeństwie.<br /><br /> Małgorzata York, wywodząca się z pozbawionej władzy dynastii, zostaje wydana za sir Ryszarda Pole’a, spolegliwego poplecznika Tudorów. W&#xa0;uznaniu swych zasług zostaje on mianowany namiestnikiem Walii, ale Małgorzacie nie jest pisane spokojne życie na rubieżach. Na walijski zamek w Ludlow zjeżdża następca tronu, Artur Tudor, i jego żona, Katarzyna Aragońska. Małgorzata zostaje doradczynią młodej pary, by służąc Tudorom nie narażać się panującemu władcy. Po nagłej śmierci Artura Katarzyna wraca do Londynu, by wypełnić daną mężowi obietnicę i&#xa0;wyjść za jego brata, Henryka. Los Małgorzaty gwałtownie się odmienia, gdy zostaje wezwana na dwór królowej Katarzyny i&#xa0;Henryka VIII.

39 Den hvide dronning

Author : Philippa Gregory
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $17.99
Release Date :  2010-04-15
Description :  Ny fantastisk serie om Rosekrigene fra Philippa Gregory - den historiske romans ukronede dronning. DEN HVIDE DRONNING tager sin begyndelse i 1464 og fortæller historien om den smukke og ambitiøse enke Elizabeth Woodville fra huset Lancaster og hendes lange vej til tronen. Med sin mors hjælp forfører og ægter hun i al hemmelighed Edward IV fra huset York. Magtkampe, bedrag og mord er en del af Elizabeths liv som dronning af England, og vi følger hendes indædte kamp for sin slægts overlevelse.

40 Biała księżniczka

Author : Philippa Gregory
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2016-07-26
Description :  <b>Pretendent do angielskiej korony zwołuje armię, podważając legalność dynastii Tudorów. Ale czy rzeczywiście jest jednym z zaginionych książąt z Tower, czy też zwykłym oszustem </b>―<b> wrogiem Henryka Tudora i jego żony, księżniczki Yorku?</b><br /><br /> Kiedy Henryk VII Tudor zdobywa koronę Anglii w bitwie pod Bosworth, wie, że aby zjednoczyć królestwo targane wojną domową, przyjdzie mu poślubić księżniczkę z wrogiej dynastii ― Elżbietę York. Ona jednak nadal kocha poległego króla, Ryszarda III, a jej krewni wciąż marzą o&#xa0;odnalezieniu zaginionego następcy tronu z rodu Yorków i powrocie do władzy.<br /><br /> Po ślubie z Henrykiem Elżbieta staje przed decyzją, która wpłynie na losy kraju. Musi wybrać między Tudorami a&#xa0;Yorkami, między własnym mężem a chłopcem utrzymującym, że jest jej bratem ― powracającą do domu „różą Anglii”.

41 Blestemul regelui

Author : Philippa Gregory
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2015-11-23
Description :  Curtea regelui Henric al VII-lea al Angliei este un loc dur, primejdios și nimeni nu știe asta mai bine decât Margaret Pole, tânăra moștenitoare a Plantageneților. Fratele ei a fost întemnițat și executat din porunca monarhului, iar ea s-a căsătorit, împotriva voinței sale, cu un nobil modest, susținător al Tudorilor. Margaret pare sortită să rămână în umbră pentru tot restul vieții, dar întâmplarea o aduce la rangul de protectoare și apoi doamnă de companie a reginei Caterina de Aragon, prima soție a legendarului Henric al VIII-lea. Din această ipostază, Margaret trebuie să înfrunte o triplă provocare: să-și apere regina, căreia îi este loială, să-și protejeze interesele și familia la curtea Angliei și să se ferească de suspiciunea crescândă a unui rege vanitos. Mai mult decât orice, Henric își dorește cu disperare un moștenitor, pe care Caterina pare incapabilă să i-l ofere. Cu cât deznădejdea lui crește, cu atât dușmănia i se îndreaptă mai mult împotriva lui Margaret, de al cărei nume ilustru Henric se simte amenințat.

42 Doamna apelor

Author : Philippa Gregory
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2015-08-11
Description :  Orbirea zugrăvește o lume stranie, o lume a nebuniei în care cu toții suferă de o formă oarecare de demență, de la personajul central, savantul Kien, până la menajera și, ulterior, soția sa, Therese, de la intendentul Pfaff la piticul cocoșat Fischerle și chiar la psihiatrul Kien, fratele savantului. Toți sunt marcați de tare fizice, psihice și spirituale care le reduc existența la o singură preocupare obsesivă, prin prisma căreia înțeleg lumea. Kien este cărturarul închis în turnul de fildeș al imensei sale biblioteci, intelectualul care nu înțelege să accepte vreo altă preocupare și care nu vrea să jertfească nici o clipă dacă nu are legătură cu cercetările sale. El este „capul fără lume“, cu viața rânduită și planificată până la secundă, a cărui obsesie este declanșată de teama de orbire, care-i amintește de Eratosthene și de arderea bibliotecii din Alexandria.

43 La reine clandestine

Author : Philippa Gregory
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2013-01-03
Description :  1464. L'Angleterre est en guerre. La maison d'York, avec à sa tête le roi Édouard IV, s'oppose à la maison de Lancastre, qui souhaite lui reprendre le trône.<br />Le jeune roi fait alors la connaissance d'Élisabeth Woodville, veuve de Sir John Grey et mère de deux garçons, Richard et Thomas. Séduit, il l'épouse secrètement.<br />Mais Richard Neville, comte de Warwick, cousin et principal conseiller du roi, voit d'un très mauvais oeil cette union qui contrecarre ses desseins politiques. Il voit de plus son influence décroître au profit des proches d'Élisabeth.<br />Neville passe alors à l'ennemi et rejoint la maison de Lancastre...<br />Luttes fratricides, complots et trahisons, secrets de palais... Philippa Gregory nous entraîne dans les méandres d'une histoire royale, vue par les yeux d'une femme prête à tout pour l'honneur des siens.

44 Žiniuonė

Author : Philippa Gregory
Genre :  Romance  Books 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2009-02-06
Description :  Kiekviena moteris - ragana širdyje<br /><br /> Naktį vienuolė Alisa pabunda nuo dūmų kvapo – kareiviai padegė ją priglaudusį vienuolyną. Jauna gražuolė parbėga į namus, kur užaugo, į apgailėtiną žiniuonės Morakos trobelę. Bijodama juodosios magijos, kuria globėja naudojasi, neapkęsdama slegiančio skurdo, Alisa ieško būdo vėl ištrūkti... ir gauna kvietimą atvykti į pilį gydyti sergantį senąjį lordą Hjugą.<br /><br /> Sugundyta dvaro prabangos Alisa nutolsta nuo skaistybės įžadų, nepajėgia užgniaužti smarkios ir netikėtos aistros gražuoliui lordo sūnui Hjugui, nors tai jis sudegino vienuolyną su visomis vienuolėmis... Bet Hjugas turi žmoną, gašlią, nevaisingą Kateriną, kurį įtariai stebi gražiąją žolininkę, pasiruošusi apkaltinti ją raganavimu. Paleisdama nuo saito piktąsias galias, griebdamasi sekso ir magijos, kad įviliotų mylimąjį į neįsivaizduojamą ekstazę, Alisa siekia išplėšti iš likimo tai, ko negavo – kilmingos padėties, turto, valdžios ir saugumo...<br /><br /> Apie autorę<br /><br /> Literatūros mokslų daktarė, New York Times bestselerių autorė Philippa Gregory išgarsėjo istoriniais romanais apie karališkąsias šeimas, rūmus, meilę ir stiprias moteris. Jos sukurti Elžbietos ir Marijos, Anos ir Katerinos, Henriko VIII paveikslai neprasilenkia su istoriniais faktais, o šalia jų minimi realiai gyvenę žmonės, tuo laiku ir toje vietoje tikėtini įvykiai.<br /><br /> Romanas „Žiniuonė" šiek tiek kitoks. Nors veiksmas vyksta valdant Henrikui VIII ir gandai apie įvykius rūmuose pasiekia net tolimąją Daramo grafystę, jie tiesiogiai neaprašomi. Autorei rūpi ne tiek istorinės asmenybės, kiek idėjos: inkvizicijos grėsmė, įgimta raganų baimė Anglijos kaime, kur prietarai drąsiai pinasi su religija, absoliutus šešioliktojo amžiaus moterų, gimusių žemiausiame socialiniame sluoksnyje, neturinčių šeimos užtarimo bejėgiškumas. Bet P. Gregory braižas – dėmesys detalei, įtraukiantis siužetas, įtikinami veikėjai, vaizdingas kalba – išlieka ir šiame romane, kur istorija įmantriai pinasi su juodąja magija ir burtais.<br /><br /> KNYGOS.lt - malonumas pirkti ir skaityti.

45 Una principessa per due re

Author : Philippa Gregory
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2013-10-01
Description :  Inghilterra, 1485. Quando Enrico Tudor raccoglie la corona d'Inghilterra dal fango della battaglia di Bosworth, sa che l'unico modo per unificare un regno da quasi vent'anni diviso dalla guerra è sposare la principessa della casata nemica, Elisabetta di York. Ma lei è ancora innamorata del defunto sovrano, Riccardo III, e mezza Inghilterra sogna di vedere sul trono l'erede legittimo, che la Regina della Rosa Bianca ha mandato in un luogo ignoto proprio per proteggerlo. La nuova monarchia può anche aver conquistato il potere, ma non ha certo conquistato il cuore dei sudditi, che tramano complotti e congiure nella speranza di un trionfante ritorno degli York. Ora la più grande paura di Enrico è che da qualche parte, oltre i confini dell'Inghilterra, un principe della dinastia avversaria stia solo aspettando il momento giusto per invadere il regno e reclamare il trono. E il giorno in cui un giovane uomo – che potrebbe essere il legittimo re – impugna le armi e minaccia la corona, Elisabetta sarà costretta a scegliere tra il marito che ha appena imparato ad amare e il ragazzo che dichiara di essere il suo amato e perduto fratello: la rosa di York finalmente torna a casa.

46 La futura regina

Author : Philippa Gregory
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2012-09-11
Description :  Philippa Gregory torna a raccontare l'epoca dei Lancaster e degli York e a sorprendere i suoi lettori con un nuovo, avvincente capitolo. Regalandoci l'appassionante e, al tempo stesso, tragico racconto della vita straordinaria di Anna Neville, figlia del conte di Warwick e futura regina d'Inghilterra. Inghilterra, 1465. Sono gli anni della Guerra delle due Rose e il conte Richard Neville, discendente di una prestigiosa famiglia aristocratica, è uno degli uomini più influenti alla corte di re Edoardo IV. Ambiguo e assetato di potere, il conte sa di poter utilizzare per i suoi giochi politici due carte preziose: le giovani, bellissime figlie Anna e Isabella. Incurante della loro volontà e dei loro sogni, comincia ben presto a pianificarne il futuro, tessendo alleanze con chi, a corte, è - o sembra - più vicino al re. Ma le due sorelle impareranno presto a giocare per conto proprio la partita della vita, e a liberarsi dal giogo paterno. Soprattutto Anna, forte e coraggiosa, decisa a non arrendersi mai. Il destino tuttavia non fa che accanirsi contro di lei: «Ho perso mio padre in battaglia, mia sorella, mio cognato e mio nipote per mano degli sgherri della regina, e ora anche mio figlio...» Disperata, braccata dai nemici della sua famiglia, non sa dove cercare un rifugio sicuro né di chi potersi fidare completamente. Eppure quello stesso destino così crudele la porterà un giorno, trionfalmente, sul trono d'Inghilterra.

47 La regina della rosa bianca

Author : Philippa Gregory
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2011-03-15
Description :  1464: Elisabetta Woodville è l'affascinante figlia di un nobile inglese, sostenitore del reale casato dei Lancaster. Ancora giovane, ha perso il marito che combatteva a fianco del re Enrico VI e ora, dopo l'ascesa al trono degli York, si ritrova spogliata dei suoi possedimenti e sola con due figli maschi in tenera età. Decisa a rivendicare il proprio patrimonio per poter condurre una vita onesta e indipendente, incontra il nuovo sovrano e gli espone a testa alta la propria causa. La sua bellezza sfolgorante e il suo atteggiamento indomito conquistano all'istante il ventiduenne Edoardo IV che, incapace di resisterle, la sposa in segreto. Da questo momento la vita di questa donna coraggiosa imbocca un vorticoso destino, mentre i suoi due figli, rinchiusi nella famigerata torre di Londra e poi misteriosamente scomparsi nel nulla, diventano il fulcro di un enigma che per secoli ha sconcertato generazioni di studiosi. Intrecciando dati storici e suggestive leggende, l'autrice costruisce un'opera intensa e avvincente, dipingendo con maestria il divampare di una complessa e trascinante passione.

48 Den røde dronning

Author : Philippa Gregory & Alis Friis Caspersen
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $17.99
Release Date :  2011-10-13
Description :  Medrivende beretning fra den historiske romans ukronede dronning, Philippa Gregory, om en kvinde, der insisterer på sin plads i historien og sin gudsfrygtige ret til at forme den til egen vinding.<br /><br />Som trettenårig, enke og mor til en lille dreng er Margaret Beaufort besluttet på at vende sit ensomme liv til triumf. Med koldhjertet beslutsomhed infiltrerer hun huset York for at underminere kongen og sikre, at hendes eneste søn, Henrik Tudor, kan indtage tronen som Englands konge. Løgn, bedrag og stålsat vilje er værktøjerne til hendes sejr.<br /><br /> Philippa Gregory bringer i dette andet bind om Rosekrigene endnu en stærk, passioneret og kynisk kvinde til live.

49 Den hvite dronningen

Author : Philippa Gregory
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $24.99
Release Date :  2012-10-29
Description :  Den hvite dronningen er første bind i en trilogi om mektige kvinner under Rosekrigene (1455-1485). De ble utkjempet mellom to forskjeller grener av slekten Plantagenet, som regjerte i England før Tudorene. <br /> Elizabeth Woodville, den hvite dronningen, var den første kvinnen av folket som giftet seg inn i en kongelig familie.

50 Η Αλλη Ερωμένη του Βασιλιά

Author : Philippa Gregory
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $17.99
Release Date :  2012-12-05
Description :  Δύο αδελφές ανταγωνίζονται για το απόλυτο έπαθλο: την αγάπη ενός βασιλιά...<br /><br /> Η Aννα Μπολέυν είναι ένα από τα πιο αινιγματικά πρόσωπα του 16ου αιώνα. Η δεύτερη από τις έξι συζύγους του Ερρίκου Η' και μητέρα της Ελισάβετ Α', συνάντησε την τραγική της μοίρα κάτω από το σπαθί του δήμιου μετά από μόλις τρία χρόνια γάμου. Όμως η Aννα δεν ήταν η μόνη κόρη των Μπολέυν που διεκδίκησε τον τίτλο της βασίλισσας...<br /><br /> Η Μαρία Μπολέυν φτάνει στην αυλή του Ερρίκου Η' και κερδίζει αμέσως την προσοχή και το ενδιαφέρον του. Η κοπέλα ερωτεύεται το γοητευτικό βασιλιά και ενθουσιάζεται με τις τιμές με τις οποίες την περιβάλλει η βρετανική αυλή. Σύντομα όμως ανακαλύπτει πως δεν είναι παρά ένα πιόνι στα φιλόδοξα σχέδια της οικογένειάς της. Καθώς ο καιρός περνάει, το ενδιαφέρον του Ερρίκου ατονεί και η Μαρία αναγκάζεται να αποσυρθεί από το προσκήνιο για χάρη της καλύτερης φίλης της και αιώνιας αντιπάλου: της αδερφής της Aννας. Παγιδευμένη σε ένα σκοτεινό παιχνίδι εξουσίας και ατέρμονων μηχανορραφιών, η Μαρία συνειδητοποιεί πως θα πρέπει να πάρει τη μοίρα της στα χέρια της και να αψηφήσει την οικογένειά της αλλά και τον ίδιο το βασιλιά...<br /><br /> H Philippa Gregory ζωντανεύει με μοναδικό τρόπο την αυλή του Ερρίκου Η', δίνοντας τη δική της εκδοχή για την ταραχώδη βασιλεία του και το αινιγματικό πρόσωπο της Aννας Μπολέυν. Ένα συγκλονιστικό χρονικό πάθους, φιλοδοξίας και προδοσίας, που κατέκτησε τις κορυφαίες λίστες best sellers σε ολόκληρο τον κόσμο και ενέπνευσε την ομότιτλη ταινία με πρωταγωνίστριες τις Natalie Portman και Scarlett Johansson.



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