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The Queen’s Fool

Narrated by: Yolanda Kettle
Length: 21 hrs and 11 mins
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It is 1553. 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.   

Her gifts of foresight mean that she is given, as a Holy Fool to the newly crowned Mary I. But as Mary's grip on the throne loosens, threatened by the ambitions of her sister, Elizabeth, Hannah is trapped in the deadly rivalry between the daughters of Henry VIII.   

As a secret Jew and unwitting spy in the struggle between a Catholic queen and a Protestant princess, Hannah must hide her own identity, as a girl watching a passionate queen and her cold-hearted sister, Hannah must learn how to be a woman.   

With an exclusive afterword written and read by Philippa Gregory, exploring the inspiration behind Hannah's story.

©2003 Philippa Gregory (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

Praise for Philppa Gregory: "Gregory's research is impeccable which makes her imaginative fiction all the more convincing." (Daily Mail)

"Gregory is great at conjuring a Tudor film-set of gorgeous gowns and golden-lattered dining. She invokes some swoonsome images...while the politics are personal enough to remain pertinent." (Daily Telegraph)

"Subtle and exciting." (Daily Express)

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  • Mrs Harriet Watson
  • 03-02-2019

Her best book yet.

I was sceptical to start this book as I thought it seemed like she was scraping the barrel of Tudor history for the sake of another book.
However, I was proven wrong and actually found this to be the best book out of all them. I think I actually shed a tear! Loved every minute of it and was sad when it came to an end.

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  • Stu Young
  • 27-02-2019

FANTASTIC - AMAZING - 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

A beautiful narrative that follows the journey of young fool at the Tudor Court - with an insight into the lives of Jews in Tudor times and the loss of Calais.

Beautifully presented with passion and vivid imagery

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  • CAROL KILLA
  • 29-12-2018

Gregory at her best

loved this book, gave an insight into the relationship between Mary and Elizabeth, and the seige of calais

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-04-2019

Brilliant

Love this story have listened to it countless time, well written definitely worth listening to. Very well read

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  • Lindsay Kay Caddy
  • 12-10-2018

Bugged

Buggy audio file. Unable to listen to the full book. Pop up requests me to submit a bug report but I can’t find a way to do that.

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