The White Queen

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Author(s): Philippa Gregory
Series: Cousins' War Series No: 2
Imprint: Clipper Audio
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (15.03 hours)
Product Number: Z3072
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781456111519
Narrator/s: Susan Lyons
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Philippa Gregory-the #1 New York Times best-selling author of Parker Pen Novel of the Year The Other Boleyn Girl-delivers the first in a series of historical novels set during the tumultuous War of the Roses. This compelling tale of romance, rivalry, and revenge unfolds through the eyes of Elizabeth Woodville, the woman whose renowned beauty catapulted her beyond her less-than-regal roots. A knight's widow in 1461, Elizabeth employs her considerable charms to reel in the biggest catch of all-virile King Edward IV. When their clandestine marriage comes to light, powerful enemies eye Elizabeth with contempt. After Edward dies suddenly in 1483, his brother usurps the throne, imprisoning Elizabeth's sons-the rightful heirs-and forcing her to flee. Humiliated and grief-stricken, Elizabeth unleashes her most effective weapon-her eldest daughter. "No one writes popular history as well as Philippa Gregory."-Daily Express (UK) "Ms. Gregory not only knows her history, she is a master of characterization."-New York Post "Philippa Gregory truly is the mistress of the historical novel . It would be hard to make history more entertaining, lively or engaging."-Sunday Express (UK)

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The White Queen
Product Number: BX00008653
Product Number:C6095
Product Number:Z3072

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CD
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Author(s): Philippa Gregory
Narrator(s): Susan Lyons
Series:
Product Number C6095
Released: Sep 24, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781440741920
MP3 CD
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Author(s): Philippa Gregory
Narrator(s): Susan Lyons
Series:
Product Number MP064
Released: Nov 23, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781440773624
eBook
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Author(s): Philippa Gregory
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Product Number EB00571786
Released: Sep 25, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Atria Books
ISBN: #9781416563914

Professional reviews

"Historians may endlessly debate the fate of the two princes who disappeared from the Tower of London during the War of the Roses. Gregory creates an enjoyable story that focuses on their mother, Elizabeth Woodville, and her relationship with King Edward IV. Narrator Susan Lyons's regal, self-possessed voice easily engages listeners throughout this story of conspiracies and murder, with its recurring focus on the water goddess Melusina. Lyons strategically uses brittle, harsh tones to express Woodville's fear and anger at the ever-growing dangers surrounding the eternal battles for control of England. Ultimately, it is Lyons's use of warmer tones as she portrays Woodville's genuine love for her family that brings the first novel in Gregory's newest series to life. A.R.H. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine"