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The king's mistress : a novel

Autore: Emma Campion
Editore: New York : Crown Publishers, 2010.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : Fiction : English : 1st edVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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"From childhood Alice Salisbury learned obedience in all things, so at the age of fourteen, she dutifully marries the man her father has chosen for her - at the cost of losing the love of her mother forever, as well as the family she holds dear. But merchant Janyn Perrers is a good and loving husband and Alice soon learns to enjoy her marriage. Her happiness is short-lived, however, ending when a messenger brings  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Historical fiction
Fiction
Persona incaricata: Edward, King of England
Tipo materiale: Fiction
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Emma Campion
ISBN: 9780307589255 0307589250
Numero OCLC: 462880527
Descrizione: viii, 450 p. : map ; 24 cm.
Responsabilità: Emma Campion.

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"From childhood Alice Salisbury learned obedience in all things, so at the age of fourteen, she dutifully marries the man her father has chosen for her - at the cost of losing the love of her mother forever, as well as the family she holds dear. But merchant Janyn Perrers is a good and loving husband and Alice soon learns to enjoy her marriage. Her happiness is short-lived, however, ending when a messenger brings news of Janyn's sudden disappearance. Alice discovers that her husband had many dangerous secrets, secrets which have now put a price on her own head and that of her beloved daughter. Brought under the protection of King Edward III and Queen Philippa, she must dutifully embrace her fate once more - as a virtual prisoner at Court. When the king singles her out for more than just royal patronage, she knows she has little choice but to accept his advances. But obeying the king brings with it many burdens as well as pleasures, as she forfeits her good name to keep her daughter free from harm. Still a young woman and guided by her intellect and good business sense, she uses her gifts as wisely as she can in order to ensure her family's survival."--Provided by publisher.

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