The Queen's Fool: A Novel

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Simon and Schuster, Nov 9, 2004 - Fiction - 512 pages
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#1 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.

Winter, 1553. Pursued by the Inquisition, Hannah Green, a fourteen-year-old Jewish girl, is forced to flee with her father from their home in Spain. But Hannah is no ordinary refugee; she has the gift of “Sight,” the ability to foresee the future, 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 with 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 a rich and emotionally resonant gem from a masterful storyteller.
 

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Wonderful & Interesting storytelling....

User Review  - mrsrjb - Overstock.com

Great fictional story combined with historical facts & names. Spanish Jewess Hanna VerdeGreen is a marvelous character. Although I was expecting a different ending to the book and found something different. Highly recommended. Read full review

Another great book

User Review  - J. Deguzman - Borders

Another great book by Philippa Gregory. The story is told by Hannah Green, who is a Jewish girl and has to hide her true identity. She is placed in King Edward's and Queen Mary's court and also in the ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
6
Section 3
53
Section 4
69
Section 5
110
Section 6
123
Section 7
171
Section 8
207
Section 15
327
Section 16
328
Section 17
356
Section 18
379
Section 19
386
Section 20
387
Section 21
394
Section 22
398

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
262
Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 23
447
Section 24
455
Section 25
475
Section 26
483
Section 27
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About the author (2004)

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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