From the Publisher
A story rich in passion and legend, The Lady of the Rivers
is the story of Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford, a woman who
navigated a treacherous path through the battle lines in the Wars
of the Roses.
When Jacquetta is married to the Duke of Bedford, English regent
of France, he introduces her to a mysterious world of learning and
alchemy. Her only friend in the great household is the duke's
squire Richard Woodville, who is at her side when the duke's death
leaves her a wealthy young widow. The two become lovers and marry
in secret, returning to England to serve at the court of the young
King Henry VI, where Jacquetta becomes a close and loyal friend to
his new queen.
The Woodvilles soon achieve a place at the very heart of the
Lancaster court, though Jacquetta can sense the growing threat from
the people of England and the danger of their royal York rivals. As
Jacquetta fights for her king and her queen, she can see an
extraordinary and unexpected future for her daughter Elizabeth: a
change of fortune, the throne of England, and the white rose of
York. . . .
About the Author
Philippa Gregory was born in Nairobi, Kenya on January 9, 1954. At the age of two, she moved to England with her family. She received a B.A. in history at Sussex University in 1982 and a Ph.D. in 18th-century literature from the University of Edinburgh in 1984. She has taught at numerous universities and was made a fellow of Kingston University in 1994. She adapted her novel A Respectable Trade, about the slave trade in England, into a four part series for BBC television. Her script was nominated for a BAFTA and won an award from the Committee for Racial Equality. She won the Feminist Book Fortnight Award in 1990 and the Romantic Novelist of the Year Award in 2002. Her book, The Other Boleyn Girl, was adapted into a major feature film in 2008 starring Natalie Portman. She also writes children's books, is a regular contributor to newspapers and magazines, a frequent broadcaster for radio and television, and runs a small charity that builds wells in schoolyards in Gambia. She lives with her family in Sussex, England.
Format: Trade Paperback
Published: September 20, 2012
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0999722670
ISBN - 13: 9780999722671