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The Lady of the Rivers

(2011)
(The first book in the Plantagenet and Tudor Novels series)
A novel by

 
 
#1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory weaves witchcraft, passion, and adventure into the story of Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford, a woman who navigated a treacherous path through the battle lines in the War of the Roses.

Descended from Melusina, the river goddess, Jacquetta has always had the gift of second sight. As a child visiting her uncle, she meets his prisoner, Joan of Arc, and recognizes her own power in the young woman accused of witchcraft. They share the mystery of the tarot card of the 'wheel of fortune' before Joan is taken to a horrific death at the hands of the English rulers of France. Jacquetta understands the danger for a woman who dares to dream.

Married to the Duke of Bedford, English Regent of France, Jacquetta is introduced by him 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.

Drawing on years of research, Philippa Gregory tells the story of the Woodvilles who achieve a place at the very heart of the Lancaster court, though Jacquetta can sense the threat from the people of England and the danger of royal rivals. Not even their courage and loyalty can keep the House of Lancaster on the throne. Henry the king slides into a mysterious sleep; Margaret the queen turns to untrustworthy favorites for help; and Richard, Duke of York threatens to overturn the whole kingdom for his rival dynasty of the House of York.

Jacquetta fights for her King, her Queen, and for her daughter Elizabeth Woodville, a young woman married to a neighbor for whom Jacquetta can sense an extraordinary and unexpected future: a change of fortune, the throne of England, and the white rose of York.

A sweeping, powerful story based on history and rich in passion and legend, The Lady of the Rivers tells the story of the real-life mother to the White Queen. Philippa Gregory is writing at the height of her talent.

Genre: Historical
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Hardback Editions

April 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Lady of the Rivers
Author(s): Philippa Gregory
ISBN: 1-4458-7248-X / 978-1-4458-7248-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Windsor
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October 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Lady of the Rivers: A Novel
Author(s): Philippa Gregory
ISBN: 1-4516-6079-0 / 978-1-4516-6079-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Touchstone
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October 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Lady of the Rivers: A Novel (War of the Roses)
Author(s): Philippa Gregory
ISBN: 1-4165-6370-9 / 978-1-4165-6370-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Touchstone
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October 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Lady Of The Rivers (The Cousins' War)
Author(s): Philippa Gregory
ISBN: 1-4104-4206-3 / 978-1-4104-4206-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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October 2011 : UK Hardback

Title: Lady of the Rivers Signed Edition (Cousins War Trilogy 3)
Author(s): Philippa Gregory
ISBN: 1-78103-071-5 / 978-1-78103-071-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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September 2011 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Lady of the Rivers
Author(s): Philippa Gregory
ISBN: 1-84737-459-X / 978-1-84737-459-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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Paperback Editions

June 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Lady of the Rivers
Author(s): Philippa Gregory
ISBN: 1-4711-6102-1 / 978-1-4711-6102-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
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August 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Lady of the Rivers Pa
Author(s): Philippa Gregory
ISBN: 1-4711-4034-2 / 978-1-4711-4034-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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July 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Lady of the Rivers
Author(s): Philippa Gregory
ISBN: 1-4767-4631-1 / 978-1-4767-4631-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Touchstone
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May 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Lady of the Rivers (COUSINS' WAR)
Author(s): Philippa Gregory
ISBN: 1-4711-2879-2 / 978-1-4711-2879-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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October 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Lady of the Rivers
Author(s): Philippa Gregory
ISBN: 1-4458-7249-8 / 978-1-4458-7249-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Paragon
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March 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Lady of the Rivers (COUSINS' WAR)
Author(s): Philippa Gregory
ISBN: 1-84739-466-3 / 978-1-84739-466-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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June 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Lady Of The Rivers (The Cousins' War)
Author(s): Philippa Gregory
ISBN: 1-59413-524-X / 978-1-59413-524-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Large Print Press
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April 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Lady of the Rivers: A Novel (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels)
Author(s): Philippa Gregory
ISBN: 1-4165-6371-7 / 978-1-4165-6371-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Touchstone
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March 2012 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Lady of the Rivers
Author(s): Philippa Gregory
ISBN: 1-4516-6414-1 / 978-1-4516-6414-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Touchstone Books
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February 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Lady of the Rivers: 3 (COUSINS' WAR)
Author(s): Philippa Gregory
ISBN: 1-84983-652-3 / 978-1-84983-652-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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August 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Lady of the Rivers (COUSINS' WAR)
Author(s): Philippa Gregory
ISBN: 1-84737-460-3 / 978-1-84737-460-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
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Audio Editions

February 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Lady of the Rivers
Author(s): Philippa Gregory
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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February 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Lady of the Rivers
Author(s): Philippa Gregory
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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October 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Lady of the Rivers: A Novel (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels)
Author(s): Philippa Gregory
ISBN: 1-4423-4412-1 / 978-1-4423-4412-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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October 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Lady of the Rivers
Author(s): Philippa Gregory
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October 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Lady of the Rivers
Author(s): Philippa Gregory
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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October 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Lady of the Rivers
Author(s): Philippa Gregory
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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October 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Lady of the Rivers
Author(s): Philippa Gregory
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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September 2011 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Lady of the Rivers (COUSINS' WAR)
Author(s): Philippa Gregory
ISBN: 1-84983-606-X / 978-1-84983-606-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio UK
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2011 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: The Lady of the Rivers
Author(s): Philippa Gregory
ISBN: 1-4618-3109-1 / 978-1-4618-3109-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

October 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Lady of the Rivers: A Novel (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels)
Author(s): Philippa Gregory
Publisher: Touchstone
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September 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Lady of the Rivers (Cousins War Series Book 3)
Author(s): Philippa Gregory
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon UK