Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 372 p. Contains: Illustrations.
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Beautiful. Seductive. Innocent. Jane Popyncourt was brought to the
court as a child to be ward of the king and a companion to his
daughters -- the princesses Margaret and Mary. With no money of her
own, Jane could not hope for a powerful marriage, or perhaps even
marriage at all. But as she grows into a lovely young woman, she
still receives flattering attention from the virile young men
flocking to serve the handsome new king, Henry VIII, who has
recently married Catherine of Aragon. Then a dashing French
prisoner of war, cousin to the king of France, is brought to
London, and Jane finds she cannot help giving some of her heart --
and more -- to a man she can never marry. But the Tudor court is
filled with dangers as well as seductions, and there are mysteries
surrounding Jane''s birth that have made her deadly enemies. Can
she cultivate her beauty and her amorous wiles to guide her along a
perilous path and bring her at last to happiness?
Basing her gripping tale on the life of the real Jane Popyncourt,
gifted author Kate Emerson brings the Tudor monarchs, their family,
and their courtiers to brilliant life in this vibrant new novel.