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Author: Nancy Bilyeau Narrator: Nicola Barber Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Joanna Stafford Series Release Date: March 2015 ISBN: 9781622316656
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In the aftermath of the Protestant Reformation, novice Joanna Stafford is summoned back to London to face King Henry VIII and Thomas Cromwell, who have made it their mission to overthrow the Catholic Church in England. Third in the series. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “In Joanna Stafford, Bilyeau has given us a memorable character who is prepared to risk her life to save what she most values.”

    Deborah Harkness, New York Times bestselling author

  • The Tapestry takes its history seriously, but that doesn’t stop it from being a supremely deft, clever, and pacy entertainment. This is Nancy Bilyeau’s most thrilling—and enlightening—novel in the Joanna Stafford series yet.”

    Andrew Pyper, International Thriller Writers Award–winning author

  • “Illuminated by Bilyeau’s vivid prose, minor players of Tudor England emerge from the shadows.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Nicola Barber’s excellent narration brings Henry VIII’s court to life, introducing listeners to a variety of historic figures… Barber handles multiple characters, including a diversity of male voices, with impressive ease and offers an especially engaging portrait of Joanna, a complex, likable heroine with spunk and brains to spare. Both a lively and accurate history lesson and a well-crafted suspense novel, this production will satisfy an array of listeners, keeping them enthralled for hours.”


  • “In The Tapestry, Nancy Bilyeau brilliantly captures both the white-hot religious passions and the brutal politics of Tudor England. It is a rare book that does both so well.”

    Sam Thomas, author of The Midwife’s Tale

  • “A master of atmosphere, Nancy Bilyeau imbues her novel with the sense of dread and oppression lurking behind the royal glamour; in her descriptions and characterizations…Bilyeau breathes life into history.”

    Laura Andersen, author of The Boleyn King

  • “In spite of murderous plots, volatile kings, and a divided heart, Joanna Stafford manages to stay true to her noble character. Fans of Ken Follett will devour Nancy Bilyeau’s novel of political treachery and courageous love, set amid the endlessly fascinating Tudor landscape.”

    Erika Robuck, author of Hemingway’s Girl

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About the Author

Nancy Bilyeau is a writer and magazine editor who has worked on the staffs of InStyle, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weeklyand Good Housekeeping. Her latest position is features editor of Du Jour magazine. A native of the Midwest, she graduated from the University of Michigan. She lives in New York City with her husband and two children.

About the Narrator

Nicola Barber, is an Audie Award and Earphones Award-winning narrator whose voice can be heard in television and radio commercials and popular video games such as World of Warcraft. She is also an Audie finalist in the prestigious category of solo female narrationfor her work on Murphy’s Law by Rhys Bowen and Call the Midwife by Jennifer Worth. She has performed on the stage in New York City and at a number of top regional theaters in the United States. Her film and television roles include The Nanny Diaries with Scarlett Johansson, and Law & Order’s 2009 season premiere. Originally from England, she currently resides in New York, a multicultural background that enables her to bring a broad range of accents and characterizations to her role as a full-time voice-over actor.