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Indiscretions of the Queen

Jean Plaidy

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ISBN 10: 0709111940 / ISBN 13: 9780709111948
Verlag: Robert Hale Ltd, 1970
Gebraucht Zustand: Good Hardcover
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1970. 352 pages. Red boards with green pictorial dust jacket. Tightly bound cream pages with moderate tanning and foxing to text block edge and endpapers. Bright boards with light edge wear. Light chipping, tearing and tanning to the dust jacket spine and its extremities. The dust jacket is unclipped. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1446060358LCR

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Titel: Indiscretions of the Queen

Verlag: Robert Hale Ltd

Erscheinungsdatum: 1970

Einband: Hardcover


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The last book in this magnificent Georgian saga. It was necessary for the Prince of Wales to marry, and his victim was the unconventional Caroline of Brunswick. Caroline, already plagued by scandals in her personal life, would rather have married a Major in her father's army but this was not to be. Arriving in England she finds her bridegroom's mistress waiting to undermine her position and to spy on her. The Prince is determined to hate her, and humiliates her at every possible occasion even after she has given him a daughter. Meanwhile, her generous nature wins over the love of the people, leading her husband to resent her even more. Even her new family, with the exception of the half-mad king, offers her no support. Caroline becomes more independent and excessively extravagant as she tries to negotiate the traps laid out for her by a hostile court. Eventually she leaves, and much to the delight of social gossips continues to provide them with scandals and amusements long after the dust of her time at court has settled.

About the Author:

Jean Plaidy, one of the preeminent authors of historical fiction for most of the twentieth century, is the pen name of the prolific English author Eleanor Hibbert, also known as Victoria Holt. Jean Plaidy's novels had sold more than 14 million copies worldwide by the time of her death in 1993.

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