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The People's Queen

(2010)
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Set in late fourteenth century England, Vanora Bennett's rich, dramatic new novel presents an England uncannily like our own.

The country is in turmoil, The King is in debt to the City, and the old order had broken down - a time of opportunity indeed, for those who can seize the moment.

The king's mistress, Alice Perrers, becomes the virtual ruler of the country as he lies in his sickbed. Disliked and despised by the Black Prince and his cronies, her strong connections to the merchants make her a natural ally for the king's ambitious second son, John of Gaunt.Together they create a powerful position in the city for one of his henchmen, Geoffrey Chaucer.

In this moment of opportunity, Alice throws herself into her new role and the riches that lay before her, but Chaucer, despite being her lover and friend, is uneasy over what he can foresee of the conspiracies around them.

At the centre of these troubled times and political unrest stands the remarkable figure of a woman who, having escaped the plague which killed her whole family, is certain she is untouchable, and a man who learns that cleverness and ambition may for him sit too uneasily with decency and honesty.

Genre: Historical    

"Gripping, vivid and sweeping." - Simon Sebag Montefiore


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Paperback Editions

December 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The People's Queen
Author(s): Vanora Bennett
ISBN: 0-00-793042-9 / 978-0-00-793042-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper
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February 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The People's Queen
Author(s): Vanora Bennett
ISBN: 0-00-728195-1 / 978-0-00-728195-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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August 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The People's Queen
Author(s): Vanora Bennett
ISBN: 0-00-731121-4 / 978-0-00-731121-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Audio Editions

May 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The People's Queen
Author(s): Vanora Bennett
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing
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May 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The People's Queen
Author(s): Vanora Bennett
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing
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May 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The People's Queen
Author(s): Vanora Bennett
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing
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May 2011 : UK Audio CD

Title: The People's Queen
Author(s): Vanora Bennett
ISBN: 0-85735-288-1 / 978-0-85735-288-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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May 2011 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The People's Queen
Author(s): Vanora Bennett
ISBN: 0-85735-289-X / 978-0-85735-289-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

July 2010 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The People's Queen
Author(s): Vanora Bennett
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA