The White Princess

The White Princess
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Author: Philippa Gregory
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9781451626155
Release: 2013-07-23
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Adapted for the STARZ original series, The White Princess. Love to the Death. 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. 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. “A bloody irresistible read.” —People “Bring on the blood, sex, and tears!...You name it, it’s all here.” —USA TODAY

The King s Curse

The King s Curse
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Author: Philippa Gregory
Pages: 608
ISBN: 9780857207609
Release: 2014-08-14
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

'Margaret, I have to tell you. There was a curse.' Elizabeth, my cousin, puts her hand in mine and I can feel her tremble. 'What curse?' 'It was that whoever took my brothers from the Tower, whoever put my brothers to death should die for it.' From the Number One bestselling author of THE WHITE QUEENcomes the riveting story of Margaret Pole, cousin of Elizabeth of York, and her unique view of Henry VIII's terrifying rise to power in Tudor England. As an heir to the Plantagenets, Margaret is seen by the King's mother (THE RED QUEEN) as a powerful threat 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. But Margaret's destiny, as cousin to the queen (THE WHITE PRINCESS), is not for a life in the shadows. Tragedy throws her into poverty and only 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. 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 deep within her the knowledge that an old curse cast upon all the Tudors is slowly coming true...

The Constant Princess

The Constant Princess
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Author: Philippa Gregory
Pages: 393
ISBN: 9780743272490
Release: 2006-09-06
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A fictional portrait of Henry VIII's first wife, Katherine of Aragon, follows her through her youthful marriage to Henry's older brother, Arthur, her widowhood, her marriage to Henry, and the divorce that led to Henry's marriage to Anne Boleyn.

The White Queen

The White Queen
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Author: Philippa Gregory
Pages: 415
ISBN: 9781476735481
Release: 2013-07-09
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Cousins War Collection

Cousins  War Collection
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Author: Phillipa Gregory
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1471140318
Release: 2014-08-14
Editor: Unknown

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The Women of the Cousins War

The Women of the Cousins  War
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Author: Philippa Gregory,David Baldwin,Michael Jones
Pages: 342
ISBN: 9781451629552
Release: 2013-01-08
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Draws on original documents, archaeology, and other sources to share the stories of Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford; Elizabeth Woodville, the wife of Edward IV; and Margaret Beaufort, the founder of the Tudor dynasty.

The Red Queen

The Red Queen
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Author: Philippa Gregory
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781476746302
Release: 2013-07-09
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The irresistible stars of I Must Have Bobo! return in another everyday adventure in domestic disharmony, complete with an audio recording! Willy wants to write a storybook starring Bobo—and act out revenge fantasies on Earl—but Earl keeps wrecking the story (hence the desire to act out revenge fantasies!). Quit it, Earl…and stop stealing Bobo! But sometimes it only takes a small thing to realize that even sworn enemies have something in common. For instance: Bobo and Earl both have very snakey tails! Is that a truce? Don’t count on it.

The Boleyn Inheritance

The Boleyn Inheritance
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Author: Philippa Gregory
Pages: 592
ISBN: 9781439124673
Release: 2008-12-30
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Lady-in-waiting Jane Boleyn, the only survivor of the ambitious Boleyn family, testifies against Henry VIII's latest queen, Anne of Cleves, and conspires to place her young cousin, Katherine Howard, on the throne.

Three Sisters Three Queens

Three Sisters  Three Queens
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Author: Philippa Gregory
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9781471133046
Release: 2016-08-09
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

“There is only one bond that I trust: between a woman and her sisters. We never take our eyes off each other. In love and in rivalry, we always think of each other.” 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 sisterhood unique in all the world. The three sisters will become the queens of England, Scotland and France. 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. 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.

The Lost Book of the White

The Lost Book of the White
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Author: Cassandra Clare,Wesley Chu
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781481495127
Release: 2020-09-01
Editor: Margaret K. McElderry Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From #1 New York Times bestselling authors Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu comes the second book in the Eldest Curses series and a thrilling new adventure for High Warlock Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood, for whom a death-defying mission into the heart of evil is not just a job, it’s also a romantic getaway. The Lost Book of the White is a Shadowhunters novel. Life is good for Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood. They’re living together in a fabulous loft, their warlock son, Max, has started learning to walk, and the streets of New York are peaceful and quiet—as peaceful and quiet as they ever are, anyway. Until the night that two old acquaintances break into Magnus’s apartment and steal the powerful Book of the White. Now Magnus and Alec will have to drop everything to get it back. They need to follow the thieves to Shanghai, they need to call some backup to accompany them, and they need a babysitter. Also, someone has stabbed Magnus with a strange magical weapon and the wound is glowing, so they have that to worry about too. Fortunately, their backup consists of Clary, Jace, Isabelle, and newly minted Shadowhunter Simon. In Shanghai, they learn that a much darker threat awaits them. Magnus’s magic is growing unstable, and if they can’t stop the demons flooding into the city, they might have to follow them all the way back to the source—the realm of the dead. Can they stop the threat to the world? Will they make it back home before their kid completely wears out Alec’s mom?

The Kingmaker s Daughter

The Kingmaker s Daughter
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Author: Philippa Gregory
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781451626148
Release: 2012-08-14
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In this New York Times bestseller that inspired the critically acclaimed Starz miniseries The White Queen, 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. The Kingmaker’s Daughter—Philippa Gregory’s first sister story since The Other Boleyn Girl—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. 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.

The Other Boleyn Girl Movie Tie In

The Other Boleyn Girl  Movie Tie In
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Author: Philippa Gregory
Pages: 672
ISBN: 9781416560609
Release: 2008-01-22
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The daughters of a ruthlessly ambitious family, Mary and Anne Boleyn are sent to the court of Henry VIII to attract the attention of the king, who first takes Mary as his mistress, in which role she bears him an illegitimate son, and then Anne as his wife. Reprint. 250,000 first printing. (A Columbia Pictures film, written by Peter Morgan, directed by Justin Chadwick, releasing Fall 2007, starring Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Eric Bana, and others) (Historical Fiction)

Broken Prince

Broken Prince
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Author: Erin Watt
Pages: 370
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Release: 2016-07-25
Editor: Time Out LLC

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Fans of Gossip Girl and Cruel Intentions will be drawn in by this young adult tale of wealth, excess, and deception, by bestselling authors Elle Kennedy and Jen Frederick, writing as Erin Watt.

Philippa Gregory s Wars of the Roses 2 Book Boxed Set

Philippa Gregory s Wars of the Roses 2 Book Boxed Set
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Author: Philippa Gregory
Pages: 832
ISBN: 9781451667646
Release: 2011-08-09
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Red Queen 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 The Red Queen, Gregory illuminates the fascinating woman who founded England’s most powerful ruling line, the Tudors: Margaret Beaufort. The White Queen 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.

Red Sings from Treetops

Red Sings from Treetops
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Author: Joyce Sidman
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9780547562131
Release: 2009-04-06
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Includes a reader's guide and an author's note.

The Last Wish

The Last Wish
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Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780316055086
Release: 2008-12-14
Editor: Orbit

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Geralt the Witcher -- revered and hated -- holds the line against the monsters plaguing humanity in this collection of adventures in the New York Times bestselling series that inspired the Netflix show and the hit video games. Geralt is a Witcher, a man whose magic powers, enhanced by long training and a mysterious elixir, have made him a brilliant fighter and a merciless assassin. Yet he is no ordinary murderer: his targets are the multifarious monsters and vile fiends that ravage the land and attack the innocent. But not everything monstrous-looking is evil and not everything fair is good. . .and in every fairy tale there is a grain of truth. The Last Wish story collection is the perfect introduction to a one of a kind fantasy world. And look out for The Tower of Fools, book one of Andrzej Sapkowski's Hussite Trilogy, coming in October 2020!

The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen
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Author: Hans Christian Andersen
Pages: 25
ISBN: 9781443440332
Release: 2015-04-28
Editor: HarperCollins

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With a single kiss, a young maid saves her beloved from the Snow Queen’s icy imprisonment. When splinters from an evil troll’s magic mirror get into the heart and eye of Kai, he is tricked into accompanying the Snow Queen to her palace, and only the innocence and kindness of Gerda’s heart can save him. The inspiration for Frozen, Hans Christian’s Andersen’s “The Snow Queen” is one of the most beloved fairy tales in history. HarperPerennialClassics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Stormfront

Stormfront
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Author: F. Wallace
Pages: 428
ISBN: 9781466329416
Release: 2011-09-11
Editor: Fiona Wallace

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Not all battles are fought with swords. After the victory at Southstades, life in the north returns to normal. Tiel is immersed in healer training, and Caedun, when not writing songs and performing on taverns, is trying to persuade Merrell to marry him. But Herard still covets the north, and even without his father's army, there are many ways to dethrone a king...

The White Goddess

The White Goddess
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Author: Robert Graves
Pages: 512
ISBN: 0374504938
Release: 1966-01-01
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The White Goddess is perhaps the finest of Robert Graves's works on the psychological and mythological sources of poetry. In this tapestry of poetic and religious scholarship, Graves explores the stories behind the earliest of European deities—the White Goddess of Birth, Love, and Death—who was worshipped under countless titles. He also uncovers the obscure and mysterious power of "pure poetry" and its peculiar and mythic language.

Catherine de Medici

Catherine de Medici
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Author: Leonie Frieda
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780060744939
Release: 2006-03-14
Editor: Harper Collins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Poisoner, despot, necromancer -- the dark legend of Catherine de Medici is centuries old. In this critically hailed biography, Leonie Frieda reclaims the story of this unjustly maligned queen to reveal a skilled ruler battling extraordinary political and personal odds -- from a troubled childhood in Florence to her marriage to Henry, son of King Francis I of France; from her transformation of French culture to her fight to protect her throne and her sons' birthright. Based on thousands of private letters, it is a remarkable account of one of the most influential women ever to wear a crown.