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The Resource Watch the lady : a novel, Elizabeth Fremantle, (electronic resource eBook)

Watch the lady : a novel, Elizabeth Fremantle, (electronic resource eBook)

Label
Watch the lady : a novel
Title
Watch the lady
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Fremantle
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "From "a brilliant new player in the court of royal fiction" (People), comes the mesmerizing story of Lady Penelope Devereux--the daring young beauty in the Tudor court, who inspired Sir Philip Sidney's famous sonnets even while she plotted against Queen Elizabeth. Penelope Devereux arrives at Queen Elizabeth's court where she and her brother, the Earl of Essex, are drawn into the aging Queen's favor. Young and naive, Penelope, though promised elsewhere, falls in love with Philip Sidney who pours his heartbreak into the now classic sonnet series Astrophil and Stella. But Penelope is soon married off to a man who loathes her. Never fainthearted, she chooses her moment and strikes a deal with her husband: after she gives birth to two sons, she will be free to live as she chooses, with whom she chooses. But she is to discover that the course of true love is never smooth. Meanwhile Robert Cecil, ever loyal to Elizabeth, has his eye on Penelope and her brother. Although it seems the Earl of Essex can do no wrong in the eyes of the Queen, as his influence grows, so his enemies gather. Penelope must draw on all her political savvy to save her brother from his own ballooning ambition and Cecil's trap, while daring to plan for an event it is treason even to think about. Unfolding over the course of two decades and told from the perspectives of Penelope and her greatest enemy, the devious politician Cecil, Watch the Lady chronicles the last gasps of Elizabeth's reign, and the deadly scramble for power in a dying dynasty"--
  • "The author of Queen's Gambit and Sisters of Treason presents the story of Penelope Devereux, so beautiful she was the subject of Sir Philip Sidney's greatest love sonnets, so canny that she plotted to influence who would take the throne after Elizabeth I--while helping her brother Essex stay closest to the aging queen's heart"--
Summary
"The author of Queen's Gambit and Sisters of Treason presents the story of Penelope Devereux, so beautiful she was the subject of Sir Philip Sidney's greatest love sonnets, so canny that she plotted to influence who would take the throne after Elizabeth I--while helping her brother Essex stay closest to the aging queen's heart"--
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  • Provided by publisher
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10428164
Cataloging source
DLC
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Fremantle, Elizabeth
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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OverDrive, Inc
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  • Rich, Penelope
  • Salisbury, Robert Cecil
  • Essex, Robert Devereux
  • Elizabeth
  • Sidney, Philip
  • Nobility
  • Favorites, Royal
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
Watch the lady : a novel, Elizabeth Fremantle, (electronic resource eBook)
Link
http://downloads.live-brary.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=0FF3E378-AD2C-42C0-B11B-D7DC898E4724
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781476703145
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • bc
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0ff3e378-ad2c-42c0-b11b-d7dc898e4724
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Format: Kindle Book
  • Format: OverDrive Read
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions or Amazon Kindle
Label
Watch the lady : a novel, Elizabeth Fremantle, (electronic resource eBook)
Link
http://downloads.live-brary.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=0FF3E378-AD2C-42C0-B11B-D7DC898E4724
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781476703145
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • bc
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0ff3e378-ad2c-42c0-b11b-d7dc898e4724
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Format: Kindle Book
  • Format: OverDrive Read
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions or Amazon Kindle

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