Princess Mary Rose is the youngest sister of King Henry VIII, and one of the few people whom he adores unconditionally. Known throughout Europe for her charm and beauty, Mary is the golden child of the Tudor family and is granted her every wish. Except when it comes to marriage.
Henry, locked in a political showdown with France, decides to offer up his pampered sister to secure peace between the two mighty kingdoms. Mary is unwillingly sent to France to marry the ailing King Louis, leaving behind her true love, Charles Brandon. But she will do anything to be reunited with Charles, even defy her brother, the most feared man in Europe...
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Her novels are still very much to be enjoyed ... Any writer who can both educate and thrill a reader of any age deserves to be remembered and find new fans ... One only has to look at the TV/Media to see that the appetite for this kind of writing is still very much there - WH Smith Travel
Jean Plaidy doesn't just write the history, she makes it come alive. -
This recaptures the colour and the lusty dishonesty of the French and English courts of the 16th century. Plaidy addicts will love it - Evening Standard
These books are page-turners; they offer a wonderful way to learn about history, their heroines are smart, strong and in control of their destinies and their stories will remain with you for ever...They are a celebration of women's spirit throughout history. - Daily Express
Full-blooded, dramatic, exciting - Observer
It is hard to better Jean Plaidy when she is in form...both elegant and exciting as she steers a stylish path through the feuding Plantagenets. - Daily Mirror
Outstanding - Vanity Fair
Jean Plaidy conveys the texture of various patches of the past with such rich complexity - Guardian
Jean Plaidy, one of the pre-eminent authors of historical fiction for most of the twentieth century, is the pen name of the prolific English author Eleanor Hibbert, also know as Victoria Holt. Jean Plaidy's novels had sold more than 14 million copies worldwide by the time of her death in 1993. For further information about our Jean Plaidy reissues and mailing list, please visit www.randomhouse.co.uk/minisites/jeanplaidy