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Queen's Gambit

(2013)
(The Poison Bed)
A novel by

 
Widowed for the second time at age 31, Katherine Parr falls deeply for the dashing courtier Thomas Seymour and hopes at last to marry for love. However, obliged to return to court, she attracts the attentions of the ailing, egotistical, and dangerously powerful Henry VIII, who dispatches his love rival, Seymour, to the Continent. No one is in a position to refuse a royal proposal, so haunted by the fates of his previous wives - two executions, two annulments, one death in childbirth - Katherine must wed Henry and become his sixth queen.

Katherine has to employ all her instincts to navigate the treachery of the court, drawing a tight circle of women around her, including her stepdaughter, Meg, traumatized by events from their past that are shrouded in secrecy, and their loyal servant Dot, who knows and sees more than she understands. With the Catholic faction on the rise once more, reformers being burned for heresy, and those close to the king vying for position, Katherine's survival seems unlikely. Yet as she treads the razor's edge of court intrigue, she never quite gives up on love.

 
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Hardback Editions

October 2013 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Queens Gambit (Thorndike Core)
Author(s): Elizabeth Fremantle
ISBN: 1-4104-6248-X / 978-1-4104-6248-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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August 2013 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Queen's Gambit: A Novel
Author(s): Elizabeth Fremantle
ISBN: 1-4767-0306-X / 978-1-4767-0306-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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January 2013 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Queen's Gambit
Author(s): Elizabeth Fremantle
ISBN: 0-7181-7706-1 / 978-0-7181-7706-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph
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Paperback Editions

June 2017 : UK Paperback
Title: The Poison Bed
Author(s): Elizabeth Fremantle
ISBN: 1-4059-2008-4 / 978-1-4059-2008-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd (UK)
Availability: Amazon UK   

May 2014 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Queen's Gambit: A Novel of Katherine Parr
Author(s): Elizabeth Fremantle
ISBN: 1-4767-0307-8 / 978-1-4767-0307-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2014 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Queen's Gambit
Author(s): Elizabeth Fremantle
ISBN: 1-4059-0938-2 / 978-1-4059-0938-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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August 2013 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Queen's Gambit
Author(s): Elizabeth Fremantle
ISBN: 1-4059-0936-6 / 978-1-4059-0936-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2013 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Queen's Gambit
Author(s): Elizabeth Fremantle
ISBN: 0-7181-7707-X / 978-0-7181-7707-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

August 2013 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Queen's Gambit: A Novel
Author(s): Elizabeth Fremantle
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon   

March 2013 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Queen's Gambit
Author(s): Elizabeth Fremantle
Publisher: Penguin Books Limited
Availability: Amazon   

March 2013 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Queen's Gambit
Author(s): Elizabeth Fremantle
Publisher: Penguin Books Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

August 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Queen's Gambit: A Novel (Katherine Parr)
Author(s): Elizabeth Fremantle
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

March 2013 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Queen's Gambit
Author(s): Elizabeth Fremantle
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   


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