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Author: Philippa Gregory Narrator: Richard Armitage, Alex Kingston, Madeleine Leslay Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels Release Date: June 2019 ISBN: 9781508292814
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Two women competing for a man’s heart….

Two queens fighting to the death for dominance…

Here is the untold story of Mary Queen of Scots, in which New York Times best-selling author Philippa Gregory presents a new and unique view of one of history’s most intriguing, romantic, and maddening heroines. Biographers often neglect the captive years of Mary Queen of Scots, who trusted Queen Elizabeth’s promise of sanctuary when she fled from rebels in Scotland and then found herself imprisoned as the “guest” of George Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury and his indomitable wife, Bess of Hardwick.

The newly married couple welcome the doomed queen into their home, certain that serving as her hosts and jailors will bring them an advantage in the cutthroat world of the Elizabethan court. To their horror, they find that the task will bankrupt them, and as their home becomes the epicenter of intrigue and rebellion against Elizabeth, their loyalty to each other and to their sovereign comes into question. If Mary succeeded in seducing the Earl, or if the great spy master William Cecil linked them to the growing conspiracy to free Mary from her illegal imprisonment, they will all face the headsman.

Heralded as “the queen of royal fiction” by USA Today, Philippa Gregory uses new research and her passion for historical accuracy to place a well-known heroine in a completely new story full of suspense, passion, and political intrigue. The Other Queen is the result of her determination to present a story worthy of this extraordinary heroine.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 5/8/2011

    " Not as good as the other books, but still good "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheri | 5/1/2011

    " love philippa's books they are literary candy "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nancy | 4/24/2011

    " I found this book pretty boring. The three characters kept repeating their same thoughts over and over again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanne | 4/21/2011

    " I really like her books. I already know the basic story of Mary, Queen of Scots, and I know what happened to her and yet I keep reading the book because I keep thinking she's going to be restored to her throne any time and part of me keeps thinking I remember it wrong. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elizabeth | 4/1/2011

    " This was so hard to get through! Took my ages and I did not enjoy it that much. I LOVED The Other Boleyn Girl and expected the same quick absorption but there was less of a story here and it was very drawn out. I dot really recommend it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terri | 3/30/2011

    " I've never read a book where every chapter switches between 3 MC's & 1st POV. I knew what everyone was thinking & I'm not so sure I cared for that. However, I enjoy Ms. Gregory's style & ability to keep me turning pages. "

About the Author

Phillipa Gregory is an internationally bestselling author of historical novels whose success extends to the United States as well, where she is a #1 New York Times bestselling author. She earned her BA from the University of Sussex and a PhD in eighteenth-century literature from Edinburgh University, where she is a regent. Gregory is the author of the Wideacre trilogy, the Earthly Joys series, and the Plantagenet and Tudor novels, which include the enormously popular Other Boleyn Girl, of which there are over a million US copies in print. She is a fellow of the Universities of Sussex and Cardiff and was awarded the 2016 Harrogate Festival Award for Contribution to Historical Fiction.

About the Narrators

Richard Armitage, Earphones Awardwinning narrator, won the 2018 Audie Award for Best Narration of an Original Work for David Hewson’s novel Romeo and Juliet. He trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He has had movie roles in The Hobbit and is also known for his appearances in the television series Spooks, The Vicar of Dibley, Robin Hood, and North and South. His theater credits include The Duchess of Malfi and Macbeth for the Royal Shakespeare Company. He has also featured on BBC Radio 4’s The Ted Hughes Letters.

Alex Kingston is a British actress best known internationally for her role as Dr. Elizabeth Corday on the hit television show ER. She also has a recurring role on the longest-running science fiction series of all time: BBC’s Doctor Who.