Charlotte Sophia was queen of England. Wife of "mad" King George III. But neither her king, her country, nor her lover knew she was of African descent. Is this why King George went mad? In this sweeping portrait of one of England's most unexplored yet beloved queens, award-winning author Tina Andrews (Sally Hemings An American Scandal) combines meticulous research with her adept mastery for "connecting historical dots." Her new novel boldly imagines the aristocratic intrigue, sexual deviance and family dysfunction in the odyssey of the German princess for whom King George III bought Buckingham House which has become the world famous "Buckingham Palace." The story begins in Mecklenburg, Germany where young Princess Charlotte is told a family secret before her father's death that would send her on a lifetime quest. Meantime, newly crowned King George III is informed he must marry. But to his dismay he cannot wed the woman he loves - the beautiful, but Catholic Lady Sarah Lennox. Thus a search begins for an appropriate German, Protestant royal. For years Charlotte has been forced to hide her tawny ethnic coloring under white Elizabethan make-up in order to marry well and help her title-rich-but-cash-poor family survive. Now she has the opportunity to be interviewed as a potential wife for the British king. But Charlotte, too, is in love with someone else - the talented, dashing, but poor commoner Johann Christian Bach (son of JS Bach). Now, in order to attract the rich, eligible king she must give up Bach. After an illness brought on by the molestation by a cousin, Charlotte is manipulated into the arranged marriage. But she soon learns the high price she must pay to be a British queen consort. Does King George give up Lady Sarah? Will Queen Charlotte ever see Bach again? And what of her family secret and quest for answers? All is revealed. The novel spans 50 years in the life of a formidable queen whose history collides with lust, betrayal, politics, rape, murder and madness.
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TINA ANDREWS is an award-winning writer, director and author. Her nonfiction book, Sally Hemings An American Scandal: The Struggle To Tell The Controversial True Story, won the NAACP Image Award for “Outstanding Achievement in Literary Nonfiction” and the Literary Award of Excellence from the Memphis Writers Conference. The book chronicled her experiences making her award-winning CBS miniseries, Sally Hemings: An American Scandal which she wrote and Executive Produced. It garnered Miss Andrews the Writers Guild of America Award for “Outstanding Television Long Form,” and the NAACP Image Award for “Outstanding TV Movie, Miniseries or Special.” The miniseries was based on her play, "The Mistress of Monticello." Her contribution to film and television led Andrews to be honored with the MIB/Prism Filmmaker Image Award, and a 2003 Proclamation from the City Council of New York. Miss Andrews also wrote and Executive Produced the CBS miniseries, Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis; wrote the Warner Bros. film, Why Do Fools Fall In Love?; and wrote, produced and directed the Showtime animated series Sistas 'n the City. She has an essay in the book, The First Time I Got Paid For It: Writers Tales From The Hollywood Trenches, and has published essays in the Los Angeles Times Magazine, Written By, Contents, and Creative Screenwriting magazines. Miss Andrews has been a guest on Oprah; CBS This Morning; Mysteries and Scandals on E!; PBS Frontline; and BET Now; and PBS' Voices of Wisdom. Her historical fiction novel Charlotte Sophia: Myth, Madness and the Moor, based on the life of Queen Charlotte, wife of King George III, who was discovered to be of African descent, has been adapted into the play "Buckingham"; and her play The Mistress of Monticello, the basis for her miniseries on Sally Hemings, is being readied for Regional, London and Broadway runs. Miss Andrews was named one of 50 To Watch by Daily Variety. Contact her at: www.tinaandrews.com
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Descrizione libro Malibu Press The, 2013. Paperback. Condizione libro: Brand New. first edition. 434 pages. 9.00x6.00x1.09 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria zk0970129564
Descrizione libro Malibu Press The, 2013. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 970129564