The Resource The virgin's lover, Philippa Gregory

The virgin's lover, Philippa Gregory

Label
The virgin's lover
Title
The virgin's lover
Statement of responsibility
Philippa Gregory
Title variation
virgins lover
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Elizabeth I has acceded to the throne of England, a position she has waited and schemed for all her life. She is surrounded by advisers, all convinced that a young woman cannot form political judgements. Elizabeth feels that she can rely on just one man: her oldest friend, Robert Dudley. It is soon plain that he is more than merely a friend. In a house in the countryside waits a very different woman, Amy Robsart - Robert's wife. She has no taste for life at court and longs for the day when her husband will return home. She has loved him since she was a girl, but now they are adults she hardly sees him. Meanwhile, the pressure grows for Elizabeth to marry, for it is unthinkable that a queen should rule on her own. Elizabeth's preference is clear, but he is unavailable. But what if the unthinkable were to happen!
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Summary
In the autumn of 1558, church bells across England ring out the joyous news that Elizabeth I is the new queen. One woman hears the tidings with utter dread. Amy Dudley, wife of Sir Robert, knows that the peal of bells she hears will summon her husband once more to power, intrigue, and a passionate love affair with the young queen. Elizabeth's excited triumph is short-lived. She has inherited a bankrupt country where treason is normal and foreign war a certainty. Her faithful advisor William Cecil warns her that she will survive only if she marries a strong prince to govern the rebellious country, but the one man Elizabeth desires is her childhood friend, the irressistible, ambitious Robert Dudley
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Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
129208
Cataloging source
NCLN
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gregory, Philippa
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Tudor novels (Philippa Gregory)
Series volume
0005
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Elizabeth
Target audience
adult
Label
The virgin's lover, Philippa Gregory
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography: p. 484-[486]
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
485 pages
Isbn
9780007147311
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780007147311
Label
The virgin's lover, Philippa Gregory
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography: p. 484-[486]
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
485 pages
Isbn
9780007147311
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780007147311

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