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Publisher's Summary

As a little girl Katherine of Aragon was betrothed to Arthur, Prince of Wales, the eldest son of Henry VII of England, and was raised in the palace of the Alhambra, knowing that she would be queen of England.   

In 1501, the teenage Spanish princess arrives in her new kingdom, but the future is turned upside down with the death of her handsome young husband - only six months after the wedding.   

Transformed from beloved bride to superfluous widow, Katherine endures hardship and loneliness as the Tudor court slowly squeezes her out of royal circles. But Katherine never forgets her promise to her young husband that she would be a good Queen of England; and Katherine is determined not to fail, even if it means the greatest lie in English royal history.... 

With an exclusive afterword written and read by Philippa Gregory, exploring the inspiration behind The Constant Princess.

 

©2005 Philippa Gregory (P)2005 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London UK

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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, it is so full of history, mystery and intrigue I enjoyed it so much

What other book might you compare The Constant Princess to, and why?

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  • Rayne
  • 01-12-2015

Excellent Book

I love this book and the narrator. This is a fantastic story, filling you with feels and the difference in the narrators voice brings this story to life. The Spanish accent for La Infanta of Spain is wonderful and adds so much to the story. :D Highly recommend it!

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  • Glenys
  • 31-01-2010

Audio irritating.

Having enjoed Philippa Gregory's work in the past, The Constant Princess perhaps is not a bad novel, but the audio I found extremely irritating.

The 'Princess" has a Spanish accent (which is fitting) which was rather annoying, made all the more so by the echoing sound the voice made when we hear her thoughts.

This is one book I would have preferred to read rather than listen to.

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  • Phil
  • 06-01-2018

very good

good story, narration with Spanish accent excellent however used for Henry also so confusing occasionally.

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  • Carli
  • 12-05-2017

Another great story

loved it. shorter than some others i have spent credit on but very enjoyable

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  • Nischi
  • 16-09-2016

would love to hear the whole version

glorious performance, love her novels and really would like to hear the whole story. very much enjoyed.

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  • A Lily
  • 21-02-2015

Cut short

No, did not meet my expectations. My least favourite Phillipa Gregory book. Cut short expected more. Good narrator, loving accent.

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  • nicola
  • 18-01-2015

I love philippa

The narrator was brilliant and I loved the book. I love all philippa gregory books.

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  • Brooksies
  • 26-02-2014

A constant joy!

What made the experience of listening to The Constant Princess the most enjoyable?

Samantha Bonds voice added something extra to this book. I already have a lot of physical copy's of Philippa Gregory's books but listening to it was even more enjoyable and relaxing.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Constant Princess?

It was (as ever with the Philippa Gregory's books) nice to see the well knowns story of King Henry VIII trough the female eyes of Catlina.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Difficult to say, it took me a while to write this review...

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Catalina's story

Any additional comments?

Definitely also check out other Philippa Gregory's books and also look at Alison Weir Lancaster and York if you enjoy historic novels, Alison's book is even more historically correct.