The May Bride

CD - unabridged
Audio (9 discs)
Product Number: DD13020
Released: Oct 15, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781483023700
Narrator/s: Nicola Barber
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Jane Seymour finds herself in the midst of scandal and intrigue at Wolf Hall, in Suzannah Dunn's masterful new novel of the Tudor era. Jane Seymour is a shy, dutiful fifteen-year-old when her eldest brother, Edward, brings his bride home to Wolf Hall. Katherine Filliol is the perfect match for Edward, as well as being a breath of fresh air for the Seymour family, and Jane is captivated by the older girl. Only two years later, however, the family is torn apart by a dreadful allegation-that Katherine has had an affair with the Seymour patriarch. The repercussions for all the Seymours are incalculable, not least for Katherine herself. When Jane is sent away to serve Katharine of Aragon, she is forced to witness another wife being put aside, with terrible consequences. Changed forever by what happened to Katherine Filliol, Jane comes to understand that, in a world where power is held entirely by men, there is a way in which she can still hold true to herself.

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Author(s): Suzannah Dunn
Narrator(s): Nicola Barber
Product Number Z100084261
Released: Oct 15, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781483023656
Author(s): Suzannah Dunn
Product Number EB00812922
Released: Mar 11, 2020
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Pegasus Books
ISBN: #9781605987224

Professional reviews

"Nicola BarberÕs genteel voice and elegant diction prove to be a fine fit for historical fiction. Fifteen-year-old Jane Seymour instantly adores her new, free-spirited sister-in-law, Katherine, wife of brother Edward. Barber channels the excitable, breathless Jane, while making her portrayal of Katherine sound worldlier. When Edward goes to war, Katherine helps keep the Seymour household running smoothly. BarberÕs performance is top-notch when, years later, Jane unwittingly alerts Edward to an intimate relationship that existed between Katherine and their father while Edward was away. Barber makes JaneÕs remorse fully credible as all their lives are upended. Katherine is banished to a convent, while Jane is sent to be a lady-in-waiting to Katharine of Aragon. Nicola BarberÕs performance is often better than the material in this scandal-rife foray into the genre. S.J.H. "