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The Maiden and the Unicorn

(1998)
(The Lady and the Unicorn)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Rita Awards Best Novel
The Maiden and the Unicorn is the winner of the 1999 Romantic Book of the Year Award from Romance Writers of Australia and was nominated for the Romance Writers of America's Best 1st Novel and Romantic Times Best Historical Novel awards.

In this lavish epic, Isolde Martyn enriches history with an exquisite love story, vividly bringing to life a medieval world of deadly intrigue and passion, in which one woman has the power to alter the fate of a nation--if she doesn't lose her heart.

The year is 1470 and the legendary Wars of the Roses threatens to tear England apart. In the middle of the conflict is a most unlikely heroine. For Margery, the beautiful and spirited ward of Warwick the Kingmaker, freedom is the only prize worth having. But it is a prize that could cost her her life.

Sent to France on a mission for King Edward IV, she finds herself the target of a man who may be one of the king's most dangerous enemies. Sir Richard Huddleston is bold, enigmatic, and devastatingly handsome. He is used to getting what he wants, and he wants Margery to be his wife. But what else does he want? Margery suspects that Richard has abandoned the king and the house of York and is conspiring with the rebel queen and the traitorous house of Lancaster.

Caught between her role as a spy and a fierce passion that neither she nor Richard can deny, Margery finds her heart exposed to the ultimate danger: falling in love. Yet she cannot admit her real mission to Richard. For if she stays true to her noble cause, she'll save many men...and lose the one that matters most.



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Used availability for Isolde Martyn's The Maiden and the Unicorn

Hardback Editions

1998 : USA Hardback

Title: The Maiden and The Unicorn
Author(s): Isolde Martyn
ISBN: 0-7394-0625-6 / 978-0-7394-0625-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Books
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January 1983 : USA Hardback

Title: Lady and Unicorn
Author(s): Isolde Martyn
ISBN: 0-394-52606-6 / 978-0-394-52606-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Shambhala
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Paperback Editions

August 1999 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Maiden and the Unicorn
Author(s): Isolde Martyn
ISBN: 0-553-58168-6 / 978-0-553-58168-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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January 1998 : Australia Paperback
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Title: The Lady and the Unicorn
Author(s): Martyn Isolde
ISBN: 0-7338-0144-7 / 978-0-7338-0144-0 (Australia edition)
Publisher: BantamBooks
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Audio Editions

April 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Lady and the Unicorn
Author(s): Isolde Martyn
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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April 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Lady and the Unicorn
Author(s): Isolde Martyn
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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April 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Lady and the Unicorn
Author(s): Isolde Martyn
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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June 2013 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Lady and the Unicorn
Author(s): Isolde Martyn
ISBN: 1-74317-897-2 / 978-1-74317-897-3 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda audio
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Kindle Editions

April 2016 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Maiden and the Unicorn
Author(s): Isolde Martyn
Publisher: Momentum
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