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The Virgin's Lover by Philippa Gregory
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The Virgin's Lover (2004)

by Philippa Gregory

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Series: The Tudor Court Novels - chronological (7)

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Again, lacks historical accuracy. ( )
  Jen.ODriscoll.Lemon | Jan 23, 2016 |
Again, lacks historical accuracy. ( )
  Jen.ODriscoll.Lemon | Jan 23, 2016 |
Maybe the best of the series, and left me with the need to find out what happened, historically. ( )
  JessLJones | Sep 10, 2015 |
This wasn't one of my more favorite novels. I really disliked Elizabeth and Robert. I don't think I was meant to dislike Elizabeth but I dislike her more now than I did in The Queen's Fool. ( )
  rabidmunkee | Nov 7, 2014 |
Loved this book! Gregory is a fantastic writer. ( )
  trishaj | Oct 7, 2014 |
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Porter, DavinaNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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All the bells in Norfolk were ringing for Elizabeth, pounding the peal into Amy's head, first the treble bell screaming out like a mad woman, and then the whole agonizing, jangling sob till the great bell boomed a warning that the whole discordant carillon was about to shriek out again.
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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. She is Amy Dudley, wife of Sir Robert, and she knows that Elizabeth's ambitious leap to the throne will draw her husband back to the center of the glamorous Tudor court, where he was born to be.

Elizabeth's excited triumph is short-lived. She has inherited a bankrupt country where treason is rampant 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 ambitious Robert Dudley. As the young couple falls in love, a question hangs in the air: can he really set aside his wife and marry the queen? When Amy is found dead, Elizabeth and Dudley are suddenly plunged into a struggle for survival.

Philippa Gregory's The Virgin's Lover answers the question about an unsolved crime that has fascinated detectives and historians for centuries. Intelligent, romantic, and compelling, The Virgin's Lover presents a young woman on the brink of greatness, a young man whose ambition exceeds his means, and the wife who cannot forgive them.

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A fictional portrait of the early years of the reign of Elizabeth I follows the young queen as she copes with intrigues aimed at placing Mary, Queen of Scots, on the British throne, and her passion for the traitorous Robert Dudley.

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