The Virgin's Lover

The Virgin's Lover

Downloadable Audiobook - 2004
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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. Amy Dudley, wife of Sir Robert, knows that the peal of bells she hears will summon her husband once more to power, intrigue, and a passionate love affair with the young queen. Elizabeth's excited triumph is short-lived. She has inherited a bankrupt country where treason is normal 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 irresistible, ambitious Robert Dudley. Only Robert truly revels in the opportunities of the new reign. He knows he can reclaim his destiny at Elizabeth's side. Elizabeth cannot resist his courtship, and as the young couple slowly falls in love, Robert starts to think the impossible: can he set aside his wife and marry the young queen? Philippa Gregory paints a picture of a country on the brink of greatness, a young woman grasping at her power, a young man whose ambition is greater than his means, and the wife who cannot forgive them.
Publisher: [United States] : Simon & Schuster Audio : Made available through hoopla, 2004.
Edition: Abridged.
ISBN: 0743546962
9780743546966
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (5hr., 30 min.)) : digital.
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital
Malcolm, Graeme

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Deirdre
Aug 04, 2010

Nicely crafted dramatic dialogue reconstructs the loves & intrigues of the early Elizabethan court surrounding the Queen's favourite, Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester.

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