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"I would often wonder about my future husband. A knight? A duke? A stable boy? Of course the last was just a wicked fancy."

Eliza Rose Camperdowne is young and headstrong, but she knows her duty well. As the only daughter of a noble family, she must one day marry a man who is very grand and very rich. But Fate has other plans.

When Eliza becomes a maid of honour, she's drawn into the thrilling, treacherous court of Henry VIII.... Is her glamorous cousin Katherine Howard a friend or a rival? And can a girl choose her own destiny in a world ruled by men?

©2016 Lucy Worsley (P)2016 Isis Publishing Ltd

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  • Elizabeth Stinchcombe
  • 04-07-2017

Not the best historical fiction ever.

Probably one of my least favourite historical novels. I am surprised Lucy Worsley didn't stick to the historical facts of the story, overall very disappointing.

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  • Emma
  • 16-01-2017

Loved it!

First time listening to audio books, made such a nice change from listening to music on my way to uni/work, definitely recommend audiobooks, as well as, this book! Love Lucy Worsley's work!

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  • Ms. Elizabeth A. Hearn
  • 23-02-2018

Fascinating and insightful

Although this is fiction, it brings to life the facts of the story of Henry the VIII and Catherine Howard through Eliza's narrative. It's captivating as it put a human and a female lense on what is other wise cold hard facts in an often male historical narrative.

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  • Alena
  • 20-11-2017

Wonderful book

I had the best time listening to this book. I am so sorry it is over.

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  • carol
  • 16-11-2017

Fascinating story of Katherine Howard

I love historical stories, and to hear a different point of view, was joyful, and thought provoking, I admire Lucy Wordsley, as an historian, and now a story writer, can't wait for another book !!

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  • Debbie
  • 15-02-2017

Brilliant book, really enjoyed it

I have been enjoying watching Lucy on TV programmes for a few years now. This is a great book and it is good to hear something positive about Catherine Howwood rather than the usual condemnation. Well worth a read and I look forward to her next book. Let's hope it's not too long in coming

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