The Girl in the Glass Tower

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9781405920049: The Girl in the Glass Tower

Lost in history . . . losing her self. Uncover Tudor heroine Arbella Stuart's incredible story, reimagined by Elizabeth Fremantle in this tense, historical thriller. Hardwick Hall, sixteenth-century England. Formerly a beacon of wealth and power. Now a gilded prison. Hidden away, forgotten, one young woman seeks escape. But to do so she must trust those on the outside. Those who have their own motives... Discovery means death. But what choice has any woman trapped in a man's world? Imprisoned by circumstance, Arbella Stuart is an unwilling contender for the throne. In a world where women are silenced, what chance does she have to take control of her destiny? Praise for The Girl in the Glass Tower: 'A top-notch literary thriller' Daily Telegraph 'Thrilling, clever and beautifully written' The Times, 'Books of the Year' 'Filled with dense, dark political and social intrigue' Daily Mail 'Shots are fired, troths are plighted, sea voyages taken, escapes dared and mysteries solved' Daily Telegraph 'Beautifully written, completely engrossing and a book that stays with you after the pages are closed' Historia

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Elizabeth Fremantle is the critically acclaimed author of Queen's Gambit, Sisters of Treason, Watch the Lady and The Girl in the Glass Tower. She holds a First for her BA in English and an MA in Creative Writing from Birkbeck. She lives in London.

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Elizabeth Fremantle's The Girl in the Glass Tower is a stunning historical thriller set in the chaos leading up to the death of Elizabeth I. * from publisher's description * Filled with dense, dark political and social intrigue, this is five-star historical fiction * Daily Mail * If you read one Tudor tome this summer, make it this one. Fascinating and vividly drawn, the ending is heartbreaking * The Times 'Book of the Month' * A top-notch literary thriller. Shots are fired, troths are plighted, sea voyages taken, escapes dared and mysteries solved * Daily Telegraph * An eloquent novel, steeped in Tudor literary culture * Express * Beautifully written, completely engrossing and a book that stays with you after the pages areclosed. Highly recommended * Historia * An enthralling, powerful tale -- Antonia Senior Arbella Stuart was a pawn, at the mercy of the powerful people around her. Hers is a sad and moving tale, and Fremantle tells it beautifully * History Girls * Fremantle shows how dangerous it was being closely related to Elizabeth I. A cracking read * Prima * A gorgeously readable and oh so captivating slice of historical fiction. Haunting, emotional and thought-provoking, The Girl in the Glass Tower is a beautiful foray into the past * Lovereading, 'Book of the Month' * Elizabeth Fremantle is a skilful and beguiling writer. A master of her craft. She perfectly captures a sense of time and place and draws her characters with skill and sensitivity, capturing the reader's attention and holding it right to the end -- Santa Montefiore

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Verlag: Penguin UK Feb 2017 (2017)
ISBN 10: 1405920041 ISBN 13: 9781405920049
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Buchbeschreibung Penguin UK Feb 2017, 2017. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - Lost in history . . . losing her self. Uncover Tudor heroine Arbella Stuart's incredible story, reimagined by Elizabeth Fremantle in this tense, historical thriller. Hardwick Hall, sixteenth-century England. Formerly a beacon of wealth and power. Now a gilded prison. Hidden away, forgotten, one young woman seeks escape. But to do so she must trust those on the outside. Those who have their own motives. Discovery means death. But what choice has any woman trapped in a man's world Imprisoned by circumstance, Arbella Stuart is an unwilling contender for the throne. In a world where women are silenced, what chance does she have to take control of her destiny Praise for The Girl in the Glass Tower: 'A top-notch literary thriller' Daily Telegraph 'Thrilling, clever and beautifully written' The Times, 'Books of the Year' 'Filled with dense, dark political and social intrigue' Daily Mail 'Shots are fired, troths are plighted, sea voyages taken, escapes dared and mysteries solved' Daily Telegraph 'Beautifully written, completely engrossing and a book that stays with you after the pages are closed' Historia 464 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781405920049

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