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The Silken Rose

(2019)
(The first book in the Rose Trilogy series)
A novel by

 
 
They called her the She-Wolf From Provence. She'd shape the destiny of England ...

Fans of Alison Weir, Anne O'Brien and Philippa Gregory, will devour this compelling new novel, starring one of English history's most fierce and courageous forgotten heroines!

'Powerful, gripping and beautifully told' - Kate Furnivall, author of The Liberation

'A feast for the senses and highly recommended' - Deborah Swift, author of Pleasing Mr Pepys

1236. Ailenor of Provence, cultured and intelligent, is only thirteen when she meets her new husband, Henry III of England. A foreign and friendless princess in a strange land she is determined to please him. And she knows that when the times comes she must provide an heir, to secure the throne against those who would snatch it away.

Rosalind, a commoner skilled in the arts of needlework and embroidery, catches the young queen's attention and a friendship blossoms. But she is unprepared for the dangerous ramifications of winning the queen's favour ...

As closeness, and soon love, develops between Ailenor and Henry, so too does her influence on her husband and her power at court. As France and Wales provide constant threat, and England's barons increasingly resent her influence, Ailenor must learn to be ruthless. Who should she encourage her husband to favour? Who can she trust?

Caught in a web of treachery and deceit, her choices will define the fate of England. To protect her close friends, and her beloved children, Ailenor, the She-Wolf from Provence, would do, and endure, anything ...

'A gripping tale of a much-maligned queen' - Henrietta Leyser

'Well-researched ... fascinating' - Joanna Courtney

READERS LOVE THE NOVELS OF CAROL McGRATH!

'The quality and detail of research stands out'

'A triumph of a novel!'

'Expertly written'

'A cracking tale'

'Laced with subtle tension'

'Fascinating and vivid'

If you love THE SILKEN ROSE check out the highly acclaimed MISTRESS CROMWELL, also by Carol McGrath and available now ...

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"A very well-researched tale of a fascinating period." - Joanna Courtney

"Powerful, gripping and beautifully told. A historical novel that will resonate with the #MeToo generation. Carol McGrath bewitched me with her immaculate research, vivid characters and complex tale of politics, power and love. I could smell the secrets and taste the fear that stalked King Henry's court. Clever, intimate and full of intrigue, I loved it." - Kate Furnivall

"The Silken Rose dives into 13th Century England with the relish of a peregrine's stoop. With the tastiest morsels of quail and the tiniest golden embroidery stitch, the novel steeps the reader in the life of a medieval court. Barons fight, families quarrel and children succumb to untreatable ailments. It s all there in the life of Queen Ailenor of Provence, the spirited wife of King Henry the Third. Temptation for any fan of scheming behind the arras and swooning courtly love!" - Joanna Hickson

"A feast for the senses and highly recommended." - Deborah Swift


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Used availability for Carol McGrath's The Silken Rose

Paperback Editions

September 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Silken Rose (The Rose Trilogy): The spellbinding and completely gripping new story of history's forgotten queen . . . (The She-Wolves Trilogy)
Author(s): Carol McGrath
ISBN: 1-78615-727-6 / 978-1-78615-727-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Accent Press Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


August 2018 : UK Paperback

Title: The Silken Rose: The Rose Trilogy
Author(s): Carol McGrath
ISBN: 1-78615-222-3 / 978-1-78615-222-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Accent Press Ltd
Availability: Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

October 2019 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Silken Rose
Author(s): Carol McGrath
ISBN: 1-5288-8151-6 / 978-1-5288-8151-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audio Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


October 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Silken Rose
Author(s): Carol McGrath
Publisher: Lamplight Audiobooks
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October 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Silken Rose
Author(s): Carol McGrath
Publisher: Lamplight Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon CA   


October 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Silken Rose
Author(s): Carol McGrath
Publisher: Lamplight Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2020 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Silken Rose: The spellbinding and completely gripping new story of history's forgotten queen . . .
Author(s): Carol McGrath
Publisher: Accent Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


April 2020 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Silken Rose: The spellbinding and completely gripping new story of history's forgotten queen . . . (The She-Wolves Trilogy)
Author(s): Carol McGrath
Publisher: Headline Accent
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU