Elizabeth I: A Novel by Margaret George

By Margaret George

The newest New York Times bestseller from Margaret George-a attractive novel approximately history's so much spell binding queen.

One of today's most appropriate old novelists, Margaret George dazzles the following as she tackles her most intricate topic but: the mythical Elizabeth Tudor, England's maximum monarch. This remarkable, stay-up-all-night page-turner is George's finest-a impressive portrait of the pleasing but elusive lady who governed over the golden age of British historical past and tradition. yet what used to be she rather like? during this novel, her flame-haired, look-alike cousin, Lettice Knollys, thinks she understands all too good. And as Elizabeth and Lettice, ladies of fierce mind and hope, vie for energy and impact, every body within the court's orbit is drawn into the consequent drama.

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Louis thought, She had to learn how to cry so no one could hear her. Louis knew what his father would do. “Wait here,” he said. The heat from the farmhouse kitchen wrapped around Louis like a warm coat. A kettle hung over the glowing coals. He sniffed the smell of his favorite whitefish stew. Louis had caught the whitefish himself. “Supper is nearly ready, Louis,” his mother said. “I’ll be done with the boat in a minute, Mama. ” In the cubbyhole that was his bedroom Louis opened the window and threw out 32 the quilt from his bed, along with a sweater and a jacket.

Louis knew what his father would do. “Wait here,” he said. The heat from the farmhouse kitchen wrapped around Louis like a warm coat. A kettle hung over the glowing coals. He sniffed the smell of his favorite whitefish stew. Louis had caught the whitefish himself. “Supper is nearly ready, Louis,” his mother said. “I’ll be done with the boat in a minute, Mama. ” In the cubbyhole that was his bedroom Louis opened the window and threw out 32 the quilt from his bed, along with a sweater and a jacket.

Mama will know the boat’s gone. ” Sarah threw her arms around Louis. Lucy hugged his leg. The two boys shook hands. “I’ll come over this summer and we’ll get us a sturgeon,” Louis promised. Then Louis left them to their new freedom. 44 The cold wind stung his face. Over and over Louis had to break the ice with his paddle. His hands were so cold he could hardly hold the oars. The boat was lighter now and easier to row. It was also a lot easier to be afraid when you were alone. He wished Tyler were there.

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