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Tread Softly (2003)

by Kate Pennington

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Set at the time of Queen Elizabeth I and the famous Walter Raleigh incident where he throws his cloak in the mud for her to step on. Mary works sewing clothes with her father and uncle in a rich lords’ house. Then she is commissioned to make Walter R ‘s cloak. But there is a lot of intrigue and her father stumbles on a plot to kill the Q and is killed andhis workshop set alight. Mary has witnessed all this but keeps quiet & takes over her father’s work – sewing a cloak for Walter that is subsequently trampled on by the Queen. M loses hope and suspects that W might be involved and then there is a terrible attack on the Queen herself that M witnesses where W must prove whether he is true to the throne or not.
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Mary Devereux, seamstress to Walter Raleigh, and later to Elizabeth I, works in the shadows at court, embroidering a precious cloak for her master's visit to the Queen. Each stitch carries Mary's dreams and longings, while silently she observes gossip, dark secrets, and one fateful night, murder! A deadly traitor has infiltrated the court, and Mary's knowledge places her in the gravest of danger. An original and chilling twist on a memorable period of Elizabethan history.

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