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Daughter Of The Queen Of Sheba

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Download PDF Daughter Of The Queen Of Sheba Book by Jacki Lyden Full eBook and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2015-10-01 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: ''I am the Queen of Sheba, my mother announced to me in a regal voice''. She was wrapped in toga of bedsheets, with eye-pencil hieroglyphics drawn on her bare arms, a tiara on her head. I was twelve years old.' When she was well, Jacki Lyden's mother was a pretty but powerless suburban 60s housewife, very much under the thumb of a cruel doctor husband (Jacki's stepfather), but when she was gripped by the illness (later diagnosed as manic-depression) she got revenge for all the disappointments in her life. She became, among others, Marie Antoniette, dressed in Victorian bustiers, spent money she didn't have on fabulous cars and presents, painted slogans on the furniture and murals on the walls, went places she wouldn't normally have dared and - became someone she wanted to be. She frightened her three girls, but her bids for power fascinated and inspired them too. If Jacki's mother could escape to exotic places, so would she. In her 20s Jacki set out on her own impassioned journeys - she became a radio journalist, fearlessly reporting from war zones. But always her mother's fantasies remained a frustrating and compelling lure.

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Queen Elizabeth's Daughter

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ISBN : 1466840749
Pages : 384 pages
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Download PDF Queen Elizabeth's Daughter Book by Anne Clinard Barnhill Full eBook and published by St. Martin's Griffin. This book was released on 2014-03-18 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From Anne Barnhill, the author of At the Mercy of the Queen, comes the gripping tale of Mary Shelton, Elizabeth I's young cousin and ward, set against the glittering backdrop of the Elizabethan court Mistress Mary Shelton is Queen Elizabeth's favorite ward, enjoying every privilege the position affords. The British queen loves Mary like a daughter, and, like any good mother, she wants her to make a powerful match. The most likely prospect: Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford. But while Oxford seems to be everything the queen admires: clever, polished and wealthy, Mary knows him to be lecherous, cruel, and full of treachery. No matter how hard the queen tries to push her into his arms, Mary refuses. Instead, Mary falls in love with a man who is completely unsuitable. Sir John Skydemore is a minor knight with little money, a widower with five children. Worst of all, he's a Catholic at a time when Catholic plots against Elizabeth are rampant in England. The queen forbids Mary to wed the man she loves. When the young woman, who is the queen's own flesh and blood, defies her, the couple finds their very lives in danger as Elizabeth's wrath knows no bounds.

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The Virgin Queen's Daughter

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ISBN : 1448117348
Pages : 384 pages
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Download PDF The Virgin Queen's Daughter Book by Ella March Chase Full eBook and published by Random House. This book was released on 2012-01-19 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The court of the Queen Elizabeth is a hot-bed of intrigue and ambition... It is a place where reputations can stand or fall on the merest hint of scandal. Lingering rumours even surround the Virgin Queen herself, despite the fate of those foolish enough to besmirch her reputation. Recently arrived in court, Nell de Lacey is surprised to discover that many think she bears more than a passing resemblance to the younger queen. That, coupled with an old mystery about a missing portion of the Queen's past some years prior, is enough to set tongues wagging. And wherever the truth lies, even the rumour is sufficient to place Nell on a dangerous path that could all so easily end with her head on a block...

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The Queen's Daughter

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ISBN : 9781429948517
Pages : 384 pages
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Download PDF The Queen's Daughter Book by Susan Coventry Full eBook and published by Henry Holt and Company (BYR). This book was released on 2010-06-08 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Joan's mother is Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, the most beautiful woman in the world. Her father is Henry II, the king of England and a renowned military leader. She loves them both—so what is she to do when she's forced to choose between them? As her parents' arguments grow ever more vicious, Joan begins to feel like a political pawn. When her parents marry her off to the king of Sicily, Joan finds herself stuck with a man ten years her senior. She doesn't love her husband, and she can't quite forget her childhood crush, the handsome Lord Raymond. As Joan grows up, she begins to understand that her parents' worldview is warped by their political ambitions, and hers, in turn, has been warped by theirs. Is it too late to figure out whom to trust? And, more importantly, whom to love? The Queen's Daughter is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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The Elf Queen's Daughter

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ISBN : 1468967320
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Download PDF The Elf Queen's Daughter Book by Breanna M. Seymour Full eBook and published by Booktango. This book was released on 2015-12-18 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Elf Queen's Daughter is the first of Breanna Seymour's Epic Series, The Constance Chronicles. When Constance finally decides to read the diary her mother left her, she finally realizes that not only has her entire childhood been a lie, but her father is really an evil elf king from another world. In the other world Ivan was sought out by the dragon Blon and sent to our world to find a specific special girl named Aspyn. Constance's mother, Aspyn, goes through so much trouble trying to fight a star-crossed love and make her way back to her own home once again. Join Constance, Ivan, Aspyn and many more interesting characters in the epic fantasy adventure!

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The Elf Queen's Daughter

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ISBN : 1468936395
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Download PDF The Elf Queen's Daughter Book by Breanna LaFollette Full eBook and published by Booktango. This book was released on 2013-08-23 with total page 1 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is a preview of the upcoming creation by Breanna LaFollette. Her new series The Constance Chronicles starts with the first book in the series The Elf Queen's Daughter. The touching story of an Elf princess and her mother has it all! With action, adventure, romance, death and sadness. You'll want to read it over and over again!

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Download PDF Queen Phillippa and the hurrer's daughter Book by Elizabeth M. Stewart Full eBook and published by . This book was released on 1853 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

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Advice to My Grand-daughter

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Download PDF Advice to My Grand-daughter Book by Victoria (Queen of Great Britain) Full eBook and published by Simon & Schuster. This book was released on 1975 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "These extraordinary letters- human, warm, wise and intimate-...bring new light on major world events and on the domestic life of Queen Victoria and her vast family... Above all, however, they are the record of a touching and delightful correspondence between the old Queen and her favorite grand-daughter, full of warmth, sagacity, good advice, love and concern, shot through with the Queen's own concerns and grief, and revealing in a very special way the full extent of Victoria's wit, intelligence and intense emotions"--from jacket flaps.

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The Last Princess

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ISBN : 9781429981385
Pages : 320 pages
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Download PDF The Last Princess Book by Matthew Dennison Full eBook and published by St. Martin's Press. This book was released on 2008-02-19 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An engrossing biography of Queen Victoria's youngest daughter that focuses on her relationship with her willful mother--a powerful and insightful look into two women of significant importance and influence in world history. Beatrice was the last child born to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Her father died when she was four and Victoria came to depend on her youngest daughter absolutely, and also demanded from her complete submission. Victoria was not above laying it down regally even with her own children. Beatrice succumbed to her mother's obsessive love, so that by the time she was in her late teens she was her constant companion and running her mother's office, which meant that when Victoria died her daughter became literary executor, a role she conducted with Teutonic thoroughness. And although Victoria tried to prevent Beatrice even so much as thinking of love, her guard slipped when Beatrice met Prince Henry of Battenberg. Sadly, Beatrice inherited from her mother the hemophilia gene, which she passed on to two of her four sons and which her daughter Victoria Eugenia, in marrying Alfonso XIII of Spain, in turn passed on to the Spanish royal family. This new examination will restore her to her proper prominence--as Queen Victoria's second consort.

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The Faery Queen's Daughter

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ISBN : 9780988610248
Pages : 182 pages
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Download PDF The Faery Queen's Daughter Book by Tam Erskine Full eBook and published by . This book was released on 2019-05-22 with total page 182 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: To save the magical creatures in the Land of Faery, Ivy--eldest daughter of the queen of Faery--must use her wits and her heart. As the queen's madness grows, the land shifts in dangerous, hostile ways. When Ivy rescued a baby from the Wild Hunt, she had no idea that he would change the world. Since time passes differently in her world, the baby she once saved is a grown boy who can help her save her home. Now, Ivy brings him to Faery to enlist his help. Jack Merry has no idea that the creatures in his stories are real. He just wants a friend, a family, someone who listens. His stories are the only way he can convince the villagers to stop and spend time at his side. So, when Ivy arrives and whisks him off to a magical land, Jack isn't sure whether to be terrified or grateful that someone thinks he's special. With the aid of the tiny faeries, a glaistig, the Bollynoggins, and boy who can re-create the world almost as quickly as the queen breaks it, Ivy might save her home, her friends, and even her mother.

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Watch the Lady

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ISBN : 1405909439
Pages : 496 pages
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Download PDF Watch the Lady Book by E C Fremantle Full eBook and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2015-06-18 with total page 496 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: THE QUEEN'S GODDAUGHTER. HER MOST TRUSTED MAID. ADULTRESS. ENEMY OF THE STATE. WHO IS THE REAL PENELOPE DEVEREUX? Penelope Devereux is a legendary beauty in the court of Elizabeth I, with a smile that would light up the shadows of hell. But it's not just her looks which have won her favour with the Queen wing; her canny instinct for being in the right place at the right time, and her skilled political manoeuvrings under the guise of diplomacy, have rendered her a formidable adversary to anyone who stands in her path. Including Elizabeth. For Penelope must secure the future of the Devereux dynasty at whatever cost. Even treason. And the Queen, a woman she holds responsible for the death of her father, the exile of her mother and her failure to marry the one man she ever truly loved, is just one more pawn in a deadly game. Walking the knife-edge of court, whilst ensuring that her reckless brother Essex remains the only star in the Queen's firmament - and out of the Tower - Penelope must plan for the inevitable succession of an ailing monarch. But her secret letters of friendship to a foreign King - one who has a strong claim to the English throne - could see her illustrious family in the gutter and her own head on the block. It would only take a single mistake, a slip of the tongue, an intercepted message for Penelope to become the architect of her downfall. In a world where sister is turned against brother, husband against wife, courtier against queen, the rules of the game are forever changing. 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Yet again Elizabeth Fremantle has produced a pacey, powerful narrative that kept this reader riveted throughout' Jane Thynne 'Penelope Devereux, perspicacious, beautiful and muse of Sir Philip Sidney, will stop at nothing for the sake of her family. I was gripped by the tale of risky political and sexual shenanigans in the court of Elizabeth l' Woman and Home 'Penelope is a fascinating character and beautifully drawn in this enthralling, moving and immaculately written novel... Fremantle handles the intriguing with aplomb and it's impossible to read the books without feeling you are living events alongside the characters' Imogen Robertson, Historia 'Fascinating . . . it's a delight to keep Penelope company as she plunges into the intrigues of Elizabeth's court' The History Girls 'Ever since Queen's Gambit took the world of historical fiction by storm 3 years ago, Liz Fremantle's books have been the ones to watch in the world of Tudor fiction. The combination of depth, intelligence and real historical imagination that she brings to bear on the lesser-known (but immensely powerful) women of the Tudor era is unmatched in contemporary writing and gets better with each book. Not that either of the previous ones were sub par - far from it, they were exceptional - but, as with all good writers, the apprenticeship of each book sees its realisation in the one that comes after it and there's a steady rise in the textures and depths and many-layered plot threads. The Lady we watch here is Penelope, sister of the notorious Essex, wife of a man who doesn't want to bed her, lover of those who do - though never the most important one: that love is unrequited and all the more powerful for it. The machinations of Elizabeth's court were never easy, but became positively frenetic as she edged towards death and refused to name a successor and the way the ageing monarch plays Cecil against Essex, as seen through the eyes of the woman who has to navigate a clear path through the chaos is brilliant. In fact, the shift of viewpoint from Penelope to Cecil and back again is the core strength of this book. Neither is an entirely reliable narrator, even to themselves, but taken together, they mesh to make a hologram of a time in history that is endlessly fascinating, but never fully understood. This book is glorious. It will delight fans of Hilary Mantel and Philippa Gregory alike, but will also garner a whole new audience from those who just love good writing, whatever the genre, whatever the era' Manda Scott 'A wonderful, totally transporting novel that folds you into its world, word by word, page by page, and remains with you long after the last. I absolutely loved this book. 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Black Thorn, White Rose

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ISBN : 149766859X
Pages : 300 pages
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Download PDF Black Thorn, White Rose Book by Ellen Datlow Full eBook and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2014-09-30 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Enchanting, witty” fairy tales for adults from Peter Straub, Daniel Quinn, Nancy Kress, Patricia C. Wrede, and other modern-day Grimms and Andersens (Publishers Weekly). World Fantasy Award–winning editors Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling return with another superb collection of wonders and terrors. In Black Thorn, White Rose, the magical tales we were told at bedtime have been upended, turned inside out, reshaped, and given a keen, distinctly adult edge by eighteen of the most acclaimed storytellers ever to reinvent a fairy tale. Our favorite characters, from Sleeping Beauty to Rumpelstiltskin to the Gingerbread Man, are here but in different guises, brought to new life by such masters as Nancy Kress, Jane Yolen, Storm Constantine, and the late, great Roger Zelazny. These breathtaking tales of dark enchantments range from the tragic and poignant to the humorous to the horrifying to the simply astonishing. The story of an aging woodcutter persuaded to help a desperate prince make his way through the brambles to save a sleeping beauty twists ingeniously around like the thorny wall that impedes them. The fable of an all-controlling queen mother who faces her most fearsome adversary in a sensitive princess who appears mysteriously during a storm is a dark, disturbing masterpiece. And readers will long remember the exquisite tale of Death, his godson, football, and MTV. Anyone who has ever loved or even feared the old tales of witches and trolls and remarkable transformations will find much to admire in this extraordinary collection—happily ever after or not.

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The Kingmaker's Daughter

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ISBN : 9780857207487
Pages : 464 pages
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Download PDF The Kingmaker's Daughter Book by Philippa Gregory Full eBook and published by Simon & Schuster. This book was released on 2013 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Anne Neville and her sister Isabel are daughters of the most powerful magnate in 15th century England. Ever ruthless, always plotting, in the absence of a son and heir, Warwick sets about using his daughters as pawns in his political games. Anne grows from a delightful child brought up at the court of Edward IV and his queen, Elizabeth Woodville, intimacy and friendship with the family of Richard, Duke of Gloucester. Her life is overturned when her father turns on his former allies, escapes England and invades with an enemy army. Widowed at 14, fatherless, with her mother locked in sanctuary, and her sister a vengeful enemy, Anne faces the world alone. But fortune's wheel turns once again. Anne plots her escape from her sister's house, finds herself a husband in the handsome young Duke of Gloucester, and marries without permission, in secret. But danger still follows her. She finds that she has a mortal enemy in the most beautiful queen in England. Anne has to protect herself and her precious only son from the treacherous royal court, the deadly royal rival, and even from the driving ambition of her husband - Richard III.

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The Order of Things

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ISBN : 1472139917
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Download PDF The Order of Things Book by Jackie Strachan Full eBook and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2017-11-16 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the Private First Class who knows his place (above a Private but below a Lance Corporal), to the classification of the natural world (Species, Genus, Family, Order . . .), we introduce hierarchies, pecking orders and ranks to every aspect of our lives, from society and religion to leisure and the law, establishing priorities and bringing order to our world. This miscellany of the various hierarchies that govern our existence ranges from the prosaically earthbound, in the form of roads and freeways, to the esoterically celestial, in the form of angels, seraphim, cherubims, archangels and so on. Who is more senior in a Chinese triad, a White Paper Fan or a Red Pole? What trumps a Straight Flush in poker? How many ranks are there between a Detective and a Colonel in the American police? What's the next step up from the Court of Appeal? What is a Royal Peculiar and where does it stand in the hierarchy of the British church? Which sea states lie between Calm and Phenomenal? In a Roman legion, how many men made up a Cohort and how many Cohorts a Legion? What is the hierarchy in the US government? Knowing where something - or someone - stands in the order of things helps us quite literally to put it into context.

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Arthurian Women

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ISBN : 1134817460
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Download PDF Arthurian Women Book by Thelma S. Fenster Full eBook and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-12-22 with total page 424 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Featuring three original and 14 classic essays, this volume examines literary representations of women in Arthuriana and how women artists have viewed them. The essays discuss the female characters in Arthurian legend, medieval and modern readers of the legend, modern critics and the modern women writers who have recast the Arthurian inheritance, and finally women visual artists who have used the material of the Arthurian story. All the essays concentrate interpretation on a female creator and the work. This collection contains a useful bibliography of material devoted to female characters in Arthurian literature.

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The Queen ́s Maries: A Romance of Holyrood

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Download PDF The Queen ́s Maries: A Romance of Holyrood Book by G.J. Whyte Melville Full eBook and published by BoD – Books on Demand. This book was released on 2018-04-05 with total page 394 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reproduction of the original: The Queen ́s Maries: A Romance of Holyrood by G.J. Whyte Melville