Narrated By: Vanessa Kirby
Duration: 22 hours and 19 minutes
What to expect
*A stunning new unabridged recording, available on audio download*
The acclaimed international bestseller of the Tudor court, during the years of Henry VIII’s pursuit of Anne Boleyn – and the revolutionary sequence of events that followed.
1521. Young Mary Boleyn arrives at court, maid in waiting and favourite to Queen Katherine of Aragon.
Yet Mary catches the eye of the capricious king and – propelled by the ambitions of the powerful Boleyn family – she betrays her queen, and takes her place as Henry VIII’s new mistress.
But while Mary is in childbed, a rival comes to court – her sister Anne, a young woman ruthless in her drive to become queen.
With her own destiny unknown, and the Boleyn enemies gathering, Mary must defy her family – and command her own fate.
With an exclusive afterword written and read by Philippa Gregory, exploring the inspiration behind Mary’s story.
Classic fiction, Historical fiction
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Praise for Philppa Gregory:
‘Gregory's research is impeccable which makes her imaginative fiction all the more convincing’ Daily Mail
‘Gregory is great at conjuring a Tudor film-set of gorgeous gowns and golden-lattered dining. She invokes some swoonsome images…while the politics are personal enough to remain pertinent’ DailyTelegraph
‘Subtle and exciting’ Daily Express
‘Written from instinct, not out of calculation, and it shows’
Peter Ackroyd, The Times
‘For sheer pace and percussive drama it will take a lot of beating’ Sunday Times