Im Schatten der Königin: Ein Tudor-Roman

C. Bertelsmann Verlag
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Nach ihrem gefeierten Roman »Spiel der Königin« hat Elizabeth Fremantle einen neuen spannenden Roman über Intrigen und Bedrohung am Englischen Hof geschrieben.

Wir schreiben das Jahr 1554: Edward VI. stirbt überraschend jung und bestimmt die sechzehnjährige Jane Grey zur Königin, er bestimmt die Änderung der Erbfolge, um Mary als Königin zu verhindern. Doch Janes Regentschaft dauert nicht einmal zwei Wochen, da hat Mary die unerfahrene Jane entmachtet und enthaupten lassen. Doch was geschieht mit Janes jüngeren Schwestern Katherine und Mary? Dass königliches Blut in ihren Adern fließt, wird ihnen zum Fluch, denn die kinderlose Queen Mary fühlt sich schon allein durch ihre Existenz bedroht.

Elizabeth Fremantle lässt auch in ihrem zweiten Roman die wechselvolle Tudorzeit überraschend lebendig werden.





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Elizabeth Fremantle hat als Journalistin für Magazine wie Elle, Vogue und Vanity Fair gearbeitet. "Spiel der Königin" ist ihr erster Roman, der zweite Roman wird in Großbritannien im Frühjahr 2014 erscheinen. Elizabeth Fremantle lebt in London.

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C. Bertelsmann Verlag
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Published on
May 9, 2016
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Pages
480
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ISBN
9783641159047
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Language
German
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Fiction / General
Fiction / Historical
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