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ISBN13: 9781451626070
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Spies, poison, and curses surround her…. Is there anyone she can trust?

In The Kingmaker’s Daughter, #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory presents a novel of conspiracy and a fight to the death for love and power at the court of Edward IV of England.

The Kingmaker’s Daughter is the gripping story 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. In this novel, her first sister story since The Other Boleyn Girl, Philippa Gregory explores the lives of two fascinating young women.

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 and will cost the lives of those she loves most in the world, including her precious only son, Prince Edward. Ultimately, the kingmaker’s daughter will achieve her father’s greatest ambition.

Review:

"The bonds of sisterhood infuse Gregory's latest in the Cousin's War series (after The Lady of the Rivers). The stakes are high as Anne and Isabel Neville, daughters of the earl of Warwick ('The Kingmaker'), vie for their father's favor and a chance at the throne. The earl has long mentored the young King Edward and Edward's brothers George and Richard in hopes of marrying his daughters into royalty. But when Edward weds the commoner Elizabeth Woodville, the Kingmaker arranges a secret marriage between Isabel and George, and launches an uprising that will result in the earl's death, leaving Isabel entangled in a dangerous political web and Anne — having recently married — already a widow. However, Richard — a tough soldier who honors family obligations while his brothers sell out — soon comes to Anne's rescue. In addition to Gregory handling a complicated history, she convincingly details women's lives in the 1400s and the competitive love between sisters. By the book's end, Anne and Richard have ascended the throne, but the War of the Roses has yet to be won, setting the stage for a sequel showdown. Agent: Anthony Mason." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

Spies, poison, and curses surround her…. Is there anyone she can trust?

In The Kingmakers Daughter, #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory presents a novel of conspiracy and a fight to the death for love and power at the court of Edward IV of England.

The Kingmakers Daughter is the gripping story 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. In this novel, her first sister story since The Other Boleyn Girl, Philippa Gregory explores the lives of two fascinating young women.

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 and will cost the lives of those she loves most in the world, including her precious only son, Prince Edward. Ultimately, the kingmakers daughter will achieve her fathers greatest ambition.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Philippa Gregory is the author of several bestselling novels, including The Other Boleyn Girl, and is a recognized authority on women’s history. Her Cousins’ War novels are the basis for the critically acclaimed Starz miniseries The White Queen. She studied history at the University of Sussex and received a PhD from the University of Edinburgh. She welcomes visitors to her website, PhilippaGregory.com.

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Rebecca Roush, January 16, 2013 (view all comments by Rebecca Roush)
Once again I love Philippa Gregory, "The Kingmaker'rs Daughter" is yet another twist in the Cousin's War, its a great continuation of the series and I am only stopping right now because I have run out of books. Her writing throughout all of her books is very consistent which is great, especially since this series of events in history is so complex. Anne isn't ever going to be one of my favourite character's, the poor girl felt like such a pawn in so many of the events in her life. I know that was the fate of women back then and I can't believe how frustrating life would have been because of that. The little girl in me hopes she was happy at some time in her life and that she and Richard were happy together (Silly sounding of me I know, but still everyone deserves to be happy don't they?)But I liked getting a different feel for Richard especially as he becomes King. Normally he has such a sinister taint to his short rule as King of England I liked (obviously) getting what is a very plausible version of what could have happened. And those two poor princes, that would be one huge mystery solved if that puzzle ever got riddled out.
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DebbyO, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by DebbyO)
Phillipa Gregory continues bringing to life the women of the War of the Roses! Great read, fascinating period of history. It was always a merky and confusing period but has now become fascinating.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781451626070
Author:
Gregory, Philippa
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Phillippa; Phillipa; Anne Boleyn; King Henry VIII; The Tudors; Anne; Isabel; Richard Neville; Earl of Warwick; Edward IV; Elizabeth Woodville; Richard; Duke of Gloucester; The War of the Roses; The Cousins War; Cousins War; The White Princess; Starz
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20120831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.25 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The bonds of sisterhood infuse Gregory's latest in the Cousin's War series (after The Lady of the Rivers). The stakes are high as Anne and Isabel Neville, daughters of the earl of Warwick ('The Kingmaker'), vie for their father's favor and a chance at the throne. The earl has long mentored the young King Edward and Edward's brothers George and Richard in hopes of marrying his daughters into royalty. But when Edward weds the commoner Elizabeth Woodville, the Kingmaker arranges a secret marriage between Isabel and George, and launches an uprising that will result in the earl's death, leaving Isabel entangled in a dangerous political web and Anne — having recently married — already a widow. However, Richard — a tough soldier who honors family obligations while his brothers sell out — soon comes to Anne's rescue. In addition to Gregory handling a complicated history, she convincingly details women's lives in the 1400s and the competitive love between sisters. By the book's end, Anne and Richard have ascended the throne, but the War of the Roses has yet to be won, setting the stage for a sequel showdown. Agent: Anthony Mason." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , Spies, poison, and curses surround her…. Is there anyone she can trust?

In The Kingmakers Daughter, #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory presents a novel of conspiracy and a fight to the death for love and power at the court of Edward IV of England.

The Kingmakers Daughter is the gripping story 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. In this novel, her first sister story since The Other Boleyn Girl, Philippa Gregory explores the lives of two fascinating young women.

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 and will cost the lives of those she loves most in the world, including her precious only son, Prince Edward. Ultimately, the kingmakers daughter will achieve her fathers greatest ambition.

"Synopsis" by , 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.

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