Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "A wonderfully interwoven tapestry of a book with a deliciously contrary heroine.well-researched historical detail [that] left me quite breathless." --Barbara Erskine, bestselling author ofHouse of Echoes Don't miss the next passionate, lavish, and unforgettable meeting of romance and history from Isolde Martyn:The Knight and the Rose, coming in summer 2000 from Bantam Books. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: The Maiden and the Unicorn won the Rita Award for 'Best First Novel 2000' from Romance Writers of America. It was also the winner of the 1999 Romantic Book of the Year in Australia and was nominated for Romantic Times' 'Best Historical Novel' award.
In this lavish epic, Isolde Martyn enriches history with an exquisite love story, vividly bringing to life a medieval world of deadly intrigue and passion, in which one woman has the power to alter the fate of a nation--if she doesn't lose her heart.
The year is 1470 and the legendary Wars of the Roses threatens to tear England apart. In the middle of the conflict is a most unlikely heroine. For Margery, the beautiful and spirited ward of Warwick the Kingmaker, freedom is the only prize worth having. But it is a prize that could cost her her life.
Sent to France on a mission for King Edward IV, she finds herself the target of a man who may be one of the king's most dangerous enemies. Sir Richard Huddleston is bold, enigmatic, and devastatingly handsome. He is used to getting what he wants, and he wants Margery to be his wife. But what else does he want? Margery suspects that Richard has abandoned the king and the house of York and is conspiring with the rebel queen and the traitorous house of Lancaster.
Caught between her role as a spy and a fierce passion that neither she nor Richard can deny, Margery finds her heart exposed to the ultimate danger: falling in love. Yet she cannot admit her real mission to Richard. For if she stays true to her noble cause, she'll save many men...and lose the one that matters most.
When I was fourteen years old, I came across mention of King Edward IV sending a lady spy to Calais and I was determined to one day create a novel about her. It took a while. When I was seventeen, I needed to apply to a university which had either the Yorkist Era or the Wars of the Roses as a special subject because I'd decided that if I was going to research the events of 1470-71, I wanted to do it thoroughly and as professionally as possible.
What I did come across in the sleuthing was the interesting fact that Warwick the Kingmaker had a bastard daughter named Margaret. It made perfect sense that she could have been the woman spy. There was also mention of the man she married. So, wonderful!!! Here were a real life historical hero and heroine.
Yet when I made my thank-you speech after being presented with the Rita Award at the Romance Writers of America national conference, the audience seemed astonished to hear that my hero and heroine had actually lived. So may I say to any aspiring writers out there: if you have been inspired by a real life heroine who pushed the boundaries of the era she lived in, don't be afraid to write about her. There are plenty of unsung heroes and heroines waiting to be discovered.
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Descrizione libro Bantam, 1999. Condizione libro: Good. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP9890820
Descrizione libro Bantam, 1999. Condizione libro: Fair. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP87284382
Descrizione libro Bantam, 1999. Condizione libro: Very Good. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Codice libro della libreria GRP88420199
Descrizione libro Bantam, 1999. Condizione libro: Very Good. N/A. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Codice libro della libreria GRP74106367
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Descrizione libro Bantam. Mass Market Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Book shows a small amount of wear - very good condition. Codice libro della libreria G0553581686I4N00
Descrizione libro Bantam. Mass Market Paperback. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Codice libro della libreria 2697118554
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