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The Woman in the Shadows

(2017)
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An evocative new novel by the critically acclaimed author of The Handfasted Wife, The Woman in the Shadows presents the rise of Thomas Cromwell, Tudor England's most powerful statesman, through the eyes of his wife Elizabeth.

When beautiful cloth merchant's daughter Elizabeth Williams is widowed at the age of twenty-two, she is determined to make herself a success in the business she has learned from her father. But there are those who oppose a woman making her own way in the world, and soon Elizabeth realises she may have some powerful enemies - enemies who also know the truth about her late husband.

Security - and happiness - comes when Elizabeth is introduced to kindly, ambitious merchant turned lawyer, Thomas Cromwell. Their marriage is one based on mutual love and respect... but it isn't always easy being the wife of an independent, headstrong man in Henry VIII's London. The city is filled with ruthless people and strange delights - and Elizabeth realises she must adjust to the life she has chosen... or risk losing everything.

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"Rich, vivid and immersive, an enthralling story of the turbulent Tudor era." - Nicola Cornick

"A delicate and detailed portrayal, absolutely beautifully done. Captivating." - Suzannah Dunn

"A delicious frisson of dangers slithers through every page of the book. Enthralling." - Karen Maitland

"Step into the intimate world of Thomas Cromwell as seen through the eyes of his wife, Elizabeth." - Anne O'Brien


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Paperback Editions

August 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Woman in the Shadows: Tudor England through the eyes of an influential woman
Author(s): Carol McGrath
ISBN: 1-78615-229-0 / 978-1-78615-229-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Accent Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

February 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Woman in the Shadows
Author(s): Carol McGrath
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing
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February 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Woman in the Shadows
Author(s): Carol McGrath
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   


February 2018 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Woman In The Shadows
Author(s): Carol McGrath
ISBN: 1-78706-499-9 / 978-1-78706-499-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   


February 2018 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Woman In The Shadows
Author(s): Carol McGrath
ISBN: 1-78706-535-9 / 978-1-78706-535-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Woman in the Shadows
Author(s): Carol McGrath
Publisher: Accent Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


August 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Woman in the Shadows
Author(s): Carol McGrath
Publisher: Headline Accent
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU