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The Kingmaker's Daughter (The Cousins' War)
by Philippa Gregory

Published: 2012-08-14
Hardcover : 432 pages
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Spies, poison, and curses surround her?. Is there anyone she can trust?

In The Kingmaker?s Daughter, #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory presents a novel of conspiracy and a fight to the ...

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Spies, poison, and curses surround her?. Is there anyone she can trust?

In The Kingmaker?s Daughter, #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory presents a novel of conspiracy and a fight to the death for love and power at the court of Edward IV of England.

The Kingmaker?s Daughter is the gripping story of the daughters of the man known as the ?Kingmaker,? Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick: the most powerful magnate in fifteenth-century England. Without a son and heir, he uses his daughters Anne and Isabel as pawns in his political games, and they grow up to be influential players in their own right. In this novel, her first sister story since The Other Boleyn Girl, Philippa Gregory explores the lives of two fascinating young women.

At the court of Edward IV and his beautiful queen, Elizabeth Woodville, Anne grows from a delightful child to become ever more fearful and desperate when her father makes war on his former friends. Married at age fourteen, she is soon left widowed and fatherless, her mother in sanctuary and her sister married to the enemy. Anne manages her own escape by marrying Richard, Duke of Gloucester, but her choice will set her on a collision course with the overwhelming power of the royal family and will cost the lives of those she loves most in the world, including her precious only son, Prince Edward. Ultimately, the kingmaker?s daughter will achieve her father?s greatest ambition.

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  "Plots and Twists and Turns"by marshlynn (see profile) 08/09/13

This book makes you realize how difficult it was to live in that time period and be royalty. It was not as glamorous as it sounds. The plotting and conniving to secure the throne was endless. Though it... (read more)

 
  "Pass on this one"by SandyTague (see profile) 08/02/13

 
  "Delightful Read"by agesalvaggio (see profile) 03/19/13

Another great read from Phillipa Gregory!

 
  "Good book"by kgunther (see profile) 10/19/12

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