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A young woman caught in the rivalry between Queen Mary and her half sister, Elizabeth, must find her true destiny amid treason, poisonous rivalries, loss of faith, and unrequited love.

It is winter, 1553. Pursued by the Inquisition, Hannah Green, a fourteen-year-old Jewish girl, is forced to flee Spain with her father. But Hannah is no ordinary refugee. Her gift of "Sight," the ability to foresee the future, is 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 in her own yearnings and desires.

Teeming with vibrant period detail and peopled by characters seamlessly woven into the sweeping tapestry of history, The Queen's Fool is another rich and emotionally resonant gem from this wonderful storyteller.

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In this eagerly awaited sequel to The Other Boleyn Girl, readers return to Tudor England, where the offspring of Henry VIII ascend to the throne amid treason, poisonous rivalries, accusations of heresy, and unrequited love.

Synopsis:

A young woman caught in the rivalry between Queen Mary and her half sister, Elizabeth, must find her true destiny amid treason, poisonous rivalries, loss of faith, and unrequited love.

It is winter, 1553. Pursued by the Inquisition, Hannah Green, a fourteen-year-old Jewish girl, is forced to flee Spain with her father. But Hannah is no ordinary refugee. Her gift of "Sight," the ability to foresee the future, is 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 in her own yearnings and desires.

Teeming with vibrant period detail and peopled by characters seamlessly woven into the sweeping tapestry of history, The Queen's Fool is another rich and emotionally resonant gem from this wonderful storyteller.

About the Author

Philippa Gregory is the author of fourteen previous novels. Wideacre, her debut, was a New York Times bestseller and the first in a trilogy that included The Favored Child and Meridon. A writer and broadcaster for radio and television, she lives in England.

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bookgirl94, January 13, 2011 (view all comments by bookgirl94)
Another amazing book by Philippa Gregory, the characters are interesting and full of depth.
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patbaka, February 19, 2010 (view all comments by patbaka)
Historical novels usually have little appeal to me but after recieving this as a gift and starting to read it I actually found it to be a page turner. It is long but so interesting and refreshing to follow a young girls life in the 1500's. I really enjoyed this novel and suggest all readers try at least one of Philippa Gregory's bestsellers.
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lindenslilly, December 23, 2007 (view all comments by lindenslilly)
This is another beautifully written book by Philippa Gregory. The story touches on religious conflict, marital conflict, and the emotional struggle for a woman’s self fulfillment in the midst of political danger and court intrigue. It is elegant and rich where so many other historical fiction novelists are transparent and forced.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780743246071
Author:
Gregory, Philippa
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Romance - Historical
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Kings and rulers
Subject:
Jewish families
Subject:
Jewish fiction.
Subject:
Jewish girls
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Phillippa; Phillipa; Queen Mary; Bloody Mary; Queen Elizabeth; Tudor Court; England; Henry VIII; Hannah Green; Robert Dudley; King Edward; Gift of Sight; Seeing; Seer; Psychic; Magic; Political Intrigue; Jewish; Morano; Jew; Heretics; Burned Alive
Subject:
Phillippa; Phillipa; Queen Mary; Bloody Mary; Queen Elizabeth; Tudor Court; England; Henry VIII; Hannah Green; Robert Dudley; King Edward; Gift of Sight; Seeing; Seer; Psychic; Magic; Political Intrigue; Jewish; Morano; Jew; Heretics; Burned Alive; The Wh
Subject:
Phillippa; Phillipa; Queen Mary; Bloody Mary; Queen Elizabeth; Tudor Court; England; Henry VIII; Hannah Green; Robert Dudley; King Edward; Gift of Sight; Seeing; Seer; Psychic; Magic; Political Intrigue; Jewish; Morano; Jew; Heretics; Burned Alive; The Wh
Subject:
Phillippa; Phillipa; Queen Mary; Bloody Mary; Queen Elizabeth; Tudor Court; England; Henry VIII; Hannah Green; Robert Dudley; King Edward; Gift of Sight; Seeing; Seer; Psychic; Magic; Political Intrigue; Jewish; Morano; Jew; Heretics; Burned Alive; The Wh
Subject:
Phillippa; Phillipa; Queen Mary; Bloody Mary; Queen Elizabeth; Tudor Court; England; Henry VIII; Hannah Green; Robert Dudley; King Edward; Gift of Sight; Seeing; Seer; Psychic; Magic; Political Intrigue; Jewish; Morano; Jew; Heretics; Burned Alive; The Wh
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
108-341
Publication Date:
February 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 x 1 in 14.77 oz

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Product details 512 pages Touchstone Books - English 9780743246071 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In this eagerly awaited sequel to The Other Boleyn Girl, readers return to Tudor England, where the offspring of Henry VIII ascend to the throne amid treason, poisonous rivalries, accusations of heresy, and unrequited love.
"Synopsis" by , A young woman caught in the rivalry between Queen Mary and her half sister, Elizabeth, must find her true destiny amid treason, poisonous rivalries, loss of faith, and unrequited love.

It is winter, 1553. Pursued by the Inquisition, Hannah Green, a fourteen-year-old Jewish girl, is forced to flee Spain with her father. But Hannah is no ordinary refugee. Her gift of "Sight," the ability to foresee the future, is 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 in her own yearnings and desires.

Teeming with vibrant period detail and peopled by characters seamlessly woven into the sweeping tapestry of history, The Queen's Fool is another rich and emotionally resonant gem from this wonderful storyteller.

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