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Anne, Rose of Hever

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Daughter, wife, witch: this is the story of how Anne Boleyn became the queen who would shake a nation to its core.

Anne started life as an innocent Norwich girl, studying in Brussels and Paris before returning to England to become maid for Henry VIII's first wife, Catherine of Aragon.

Captivating first the court and then the King himself, Anne is bombarded by love letters from Henry VIII - yet she refuses to become his mistress. One messy divorce and a secret wedding later, Anne is queen consort of Britain, has helped reform the religious laws of one the most powerful countries in the world, and is soon to give birth to the future queen Elizabeth I.

But she is about to be betrayed - and the future is far from bright for the young queen as jealousy, greed, and lust for power poison the minds of those closest to her. Her betrayers? Cardinal Wolsey, the priest who despises her; Cromwell, the politician who gave her power; and Henry, her fickle husband who would has used her for his own gain...

Always a woman of passion and power, Anne Boleyn has been brought back to life in Peters' charming retelling. Characters sparkle with wit and charisma; instantly immersing you in their virtues and vices and lighting up the world they live in.

Anne herself may have met a tragic end but Anne, The Rose of Hever means that she will be remembered for more than the rumours which shrouded her. Sometimes funny, always smart, Maureen Peters' retelling brings the queen to life in a fresh and unforgettable light. An instant classic to be read and reread by fans of Philippa Gregory and Margaret Campbell Barnes.

Praise for Maureen Peters

"A quick and entertaining read" - She Reads Novels

"Peters always knew how to tell a great story" - Reading The Past

"The story plays out to a satisfying climax" - Read It Again Books

Maureen Peters was born in Caernarvon, North Wales. She was educated at grammar school and attended the University College of North Wales, Bangor, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree and a diploma of Education. She taught disabled children before taking up writing under her own name and many pseudonyms. Peters has produced many books and contributed short stories to many magazines and her writing normally focuses on royalty, the War of the Roses and the Tudor period. Apart from biographical fiction on royalty she also wrote Gothic romances, family sagas, Mills & Boon series titles and contemporary mysteries.

Genre: Historical

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August 1971 : UK Paperback

Title: Anne, The Rose of Hever
Author(s): Maureen Peters
ISBN: 0-00-612692-8 / 978-0-00-612692-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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1971 : USA Paperback

Title: Anne, the Rose of Hever
ISBN: 0-553-14013-2 / 978-0-553-14013-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fontana
Availability: Amazon