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by Philippa Gregory

  • ISBN: 0739440802
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Philippa Gregory
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Touchstone/Simon & Schuster (2004)
  • Pages: 504
  • ePub book: 1445 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1564 kb
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  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 855

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By. Philippa Gregory. The queen, smiling, looked up from her sewing and saw her beloved stepdaughter racing between the trees, her handsome husband a few easy strides behind.

By. She looked down again at her sewing and did not see him catch Elizabeth, whirl her around, put her back to the red papery bark of the yew tree and clamp his hand over her half-open mouth.

Part of The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels. At a time when an innocent woman could be burned for heresy or strangled for witchcraft, to spy on the queen for the love of a traitor was the most dangerous choice of all. Into a Tudor court on the brink of treason comes Hannah, a young Jewish girl on the run from the Inquisition. Sworn into the service of a handsome Robert Dudley, he sends her as a Holy Fool to spy on Princess Mary Tudor, the forgotten heir to King Edward’s throne.

The Queen's Fool book. The last Philippa Gregory book I read, The Other Boleyn Hannah Verde "Green" is a young Jewish girl who poses as a boy to apprentice to her father, a bookkeeper. A young woman caught in the rivalry between Queen Mary and her. But when Lord Robert Dudley realizes she has "The Sight", she becomes King Edward's Fool. Hannah The Fool gets to experience the King's death, Queen Mary's rise to the throne, and Princess Elizabeth's eternal scheming to get on the throne all from the front seat of the court. But the real question is: Will Hannah ever find Twoo Lurve?

Philippa Gregory is the author of many New York Times bestselling novels, including The Other Boleyn Girl, and is a recognized authority on women’s history.

Philippa Gregory is the author of many New York Times bestselling novels, including The Other Boleyn Girl, and is a recognized authority on women’s history. Many of her works have been adapted for the screen including The Other Boleyn Girl. Her most recent novel, The Last Tudor, is now in production for a television series.

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The Queen's Fool By Philippa Gregory For Anthony Summer 1548 The girl, giggling and overexcited, was running in the sunlit garden, running away from her stepfather, but not so fast that he could not catch her. Her stepmother, seated in an arbor with Rosamund roses in bud all around her, caught sight of the fourteen-year-old girl and the handsome man chasing around the broad tree trunks on the smooth turf and smiled, determin. Читать онлайн The Queen's Fool.

Philippa Gregory at the 2011 Texas Book Festival

Philippa Gregory at the 2011 Texas Book Festival. Philippa Gregory (1954-01-09) 9 January 1954 (age 66) Nairobi, Colony of Kenya (modern-day Nairobi County, Republic of Kenya). Philippa Gregory (born 9 January 1954) is an English historical novelist who has been publishing since 1987. The best known of her works is The Other Boleyn Girl (2001), which in 2002 won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award from the Romantic Novelists' Association and has been adapted into two separate films Contents.

New York Times bestselling author and "queen of royal fiction" ( USA TODAY ) Philippa Gregory weaves a spellbinding tale of a young woman with the ability to see the future in an era when destiny was anything but clear. Pursued by the Inquisition, Hannah Green, a fourteen-year-old Jewish girl, is forced to flee with her father from their home in Spain.

The Queen’s Fool audiobook written by Philippa Gregory. Narrated by Yolanda Kettle. No monthly commitment. Listen online or offline with Android, iOS, web, Chromecast, and Google Assistant. Hannah Green, the young daughter of a Jewish bookseller, is forced out of Spain by the Inquisition, and becomes an unlikely player at the fractious Tudor Court.

Although not stated, this appears to be a book club edition.

Comments

Āłł_Ÿøūrš Āłł_Ÿøūrš
This is a very engaging novel centering on a Hannah Verde/Green. She is a young (secretly) Jewish girl who has just escaped the Spanish inquisition to England with her father, who is a bookseller. In an unusual twist, her father -- in an attempt to protect her -- has disguised her as a boy. A member of the royal court comes to the humble bookshop one day, and Hannah's father "begs her for a fool" at Court. When the only living son of Henry VIII dies, his daughter, by Katherine of Aragon, Mary, takes the throne, and Hannah is swept into Mary's service. She also comes to know another royal princess, Elizabeth, who is next in line for the throne.

While Hannah may be a fictitious character, there is a great deal of history packed into this novel having to do with England's relationship with Spain and France at that time, the plight of Jews all over Europe (including in England), the shifting attitude towards religious freedom in England, and the restrictive nature of a woman's life in the 16th century. And of course, there is a love story intertwined throughout the book. Hannah, who is a gangling adolescent at the beginning blossoms into a beautiful young woman by the end. I don't want to give too much away, since I want you to enjoy the book as much as I did!
Querlaca Querlaca
I have read almost everything this author has written about England during the Middle Ages. This novel did not seem to have been as popular as
some of her other books. I bought it because I was running out of her books to read ! What a pleasant surprise- I think it is one of her best !
If you are a Philippa Gregory fan or a fan of this genre, don't miss this book !
Kirizan Kirizan
I like the whole "Tudor" series for its characterizations and views into what that court and lifestyle was like. However, this one is my favorite. It's a view from someone who must hide in full view; a total alien to the courtly lifestyle who must figure out which alliances to keep, and which secrets, to preserve her life as she becomes increasingly part of this new world. The author makes it clear how difficult it was to be Jewish in Tudor England; even before the focus on doctrine given by the reformation it was a life of defense and hiding. And, the author uses that to show us what the court would be like, and how one would get swept up into it, as a basically normal person trying to get by. I found it very interesting.
Cenneel Cenneel
Philippa Gregory does a really good job with the nuanced picture of Queen Mary whose life was so uneven and dysfunctional. She also does a very good job describing the fear in the general population during the years of Queen Mary's reign. As described, there were regular, frequent burning of heretics ("heretics" according to Queen Mary and her advisers) and it has been described by historians as a reign of terror. It was especially dangerous for Jews as described by the book's protagonist. So those aspects of the book create an important and realistic backdrop for the book.

However, there are two things wrong with the book - first, the "cover" story about the young girl who plays the Queen's fool is fairly unbelievable. Secondly, the book lacks character depth - in a good book you should know how the characters feel because of what they say and do, not because the narrator has to continually tell you. I felt like Hannah was inconsistent. But, I loved her spunk!

After reading this book (which we read for our book club) I read a non-fiction history, "The Wives of Henry the Eighth" by Martin Hume. This book provides the background to significantly help understand the deeply unstable environment in which Queen Mary was raised. It vividly evoked the terror and horror of Henry VIII's reign as well as the egocentric, un-motherly behavior of Katherine of Aragon, Queen Mary's mother. If you want to enjoy The Queen's Fool more, first read "The Wives of Henry the Eighth".
Bine Bine
What a fascinating story of a young girl émigré escaping the Spanish Inquisition! This poignant portrait of the beloved only child of a Spanish bookseller quickly envelopes the reader into Tudor England and then Gallic France where her father and betrothed escape when England is thrown into turmoil as the Catholic Mary ascends the throne.

The hardships she endures, the tough choices she is forced to make and her life as a secret Jew make a delicious read. I love Phillipa Gregory's writing. I got a great deal through one of the many book clubs I subscribe to (BookBub, Sweet Deals, etc.). If you're a passionate reader belonging to a club saves you hundreds of $ if you're okay with e-reading.