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Julia Pallister, daughter of Sotherleigh, was born in 1641 and unknowingly heir to the only remaining gown of Elizabeth I’s exquisite wardrobe.
This pearl-encrusted gift to Julia’s grandmother, Katherine, represented the staunchly royalist stance which bound together the family, generation after generation.
But in light of the tyranny of Oliver Cromwell’s armies, all the Pallisters shared a courage beyond measure, to fight for their king, their home and their freedom.
Three indomitable women band together to preserve their future:
Proud Katherine, old now, but still determined to fight,
The gentle Anne, who made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve Sotherleigh for her children,
And Julia, young, wilful and turbulent.
They are determined that one day Julia, in the tradition of the Pallister women, would wear the historic pearl dress for her wedding.
The man she had always loved was her childhood friend, Christopher Wren. The man to whom fate directed her was one of the hated enemy...
But Julia, torn between these two loves, surviving the Puritan regime, the plague, the Great Fire of London, despairs at the memory of the legacy of the pearl encrusted gown.
Will she be able to protect and even wear the prized heirloom?
"Filled with rich period detail, this historical romance will appeal to readers who enjoy learning about other cultures and times yet still crave happy endings." - Booklist on Garlands of Gold
"A truly interesting and wonderfully informative story" - Booklist on Brilliance
"As her heroine wends her way through perilous times, readers will be swept along in Laker’s latest compelling tale" - Booklist on To Dream of Snow
Rosalind Laker is a best-selling novelist that has been published all over the world, with her works translated into twenty languages. The author of over forty historical novels, her first work was published in 1970; Warwyck’s Wife is the first of her acclaimed Easthampton trilogy and is followed by Claudine’s Daughter and The Warwycks of Easthampton. She is also the author of Banners of Silk, Tree of Gold, The Silver Touch and To Dance With Kings . She lives with her Norwegian husband in Sussex.
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From Publishers Weekly:
As British writer Laker's To Dance with Kings illuminated court life in Versailles during the reign of Louis XIV, her latest work strikingly depicts 17th- and 18th-century England during the Cromwell interregnum and the Restoration. And as her earlier heroine was a practitioner of the art of fan-making, the protagonist of this engaging historical novel starts a cottage industry of ribbon embroidery after Cromwell and his Puritan regime are succeeded by luxury-loving Charles II. Through her account of the fortunes of a Royalist family, the Pallisters of Sotherleigh manor in Sussex, Laker animates the civil strife that set Cavaliers versus Roundheads, neighbor against neighbor. Julia Pallister is fated to love two men: her brother's Oxford friend Christopher Wren, and Adam Warrender, the Puritan scion of the adjoining estate. Hot-tempered, impetuous Julia, whose traits betray her into regrettable situations, is an appealing character. If her plotting is cliched and overly sentimental, Laker's well-integrated research (details of political turmoil and domestic customs, of the Great Plague and the Fire of London) make up for the sometimes cloying love story.
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Descrizione libro Doubleday, 1990. Condizione libro: Good. 1st. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP9014959
Descrizione libro Doubleday, 1990. Condizione libro: Good. 1st. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP2596674
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