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Cecily

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A startling heroine'' SARAH MOSS, author of Summerwaterbr>br> ''A vividly female perspective on the Wars of the Roses'' IMOGEN HERMES GOWER, author of The Mermaid and Mr Hancockbr>br> ''Wolf Hall for the 2020s'' MANDA SCOTT, author of Boudicabr>br> ''Absorbing'' TIMESbr> __________________________________br>br> 1431 is a dangerous time for a woman to be defiant.br>br> England has been fighting France for 100 years. At home, power-hungry men within a corrupt government manipulate a weak king - and name Cecily''s husband, York''s loyal duke, an enemy. As the king''s grasp on sanity weakens, plots to destroy York take root...br>br> It will take all of Cecily''s courage and cunning to save her family. But when the will to survive becomes ambition for a crown, will she risk treason to secure it?br>br> Inside closed bedchambers and upon bloody battlefields, CECILY portrays war as women fight it.br> __________________________________br>br> ACCLAIM FOR CECILY - AN EPIC FEMINIST RETELLING OF THE WAR OF THE ROSESbr>br> ''Has the new Hilary Mantel arrived?'' SUNDAY TELEGRAPHbr>br> ''Masterful and majestic; England''s unspoken history told by one brilliant woman through the life of another. This important novel blazes on every page from its brutal first scene to its glittering final act'' CHRIS CLEAVE, author of Everyone Brave is Forgivenbr>br> ''Entirely absorbing and utterly compelling. Fifteenth century England leaps from the page, with all its political turmoil and bloodshed. I loved it'' CAROLINE LEA, author of The Glass Womenbr>br> ''Cecily stalks the corridors of power like a female Thomas Cromwell. A vividly female perspective on the Wars of the Roses - what a feat'' IMOGEN HERMES GOWER, author of The Mermaid and Mr Hancockbr>br> ''Masterfully written and wholly immersive, with characters that live and breathe. Cecily is a tour de force. I loved every sentence'' JOANNE BURN, author of The Hemlock Curebr>br> ''Annie Garthwaite writes about the past with the sort of intimacy, immediacy and empathy that can only come from graft and craft'' TOBY CLEMENTS, author of Kingmakerbr>br> ''BLOODY GREAT. So modern, so political, it could almost be set in Downing Street'' KATE SAWYER, author of The Strandingbr>br> ''Shines a light into a dark corner of our history and reclaims the voice and story of a powerful and forgotten woman'' LIZ HYDER, author of The Giftsbr>br> ''An extraordinary achievement . . .I could touch and breathe Cecily''s world as if I was walking in her shadow'' CAROL MCGRATH, author of The Silken Rosebr>br> ''Impeccably researched, written with style and shot through with energy, heart and power. A perfectly paced tale of intrigue, influence and victory wrenched from defeat. Cecily has been overlooked for centuries. Not anymore'' A J WEST, author of The Spirit Engineer>...

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Authors Annie Garthwaite
Publisher Viking
 
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 29.07.2021
 
EAN 9780241476895
ISBN 978-0-241-47689-5
No. of pages 384
Dimensions 153 mm x 234 mm x 40 mm
Subjects Fiction > Narrative literature

England, FICTION / Political, Narrative theme: Politics, c 1000 CE to c 1500, Intended primarily or specifically for women and/or girls, Biographical fiction, c 1154 to c 1485 (Plantagenet and Angevin period), c 1455 to c 1487 (period of the English Wars of the Roses)

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