2 for $9: By Jean Plaidy: Queen of This Realm; The Queen from Provence #1212
1) Queen of This Realm ﹉﹉﹉﹉﹉﹉﹉﹉﹉﹉﹉ ~ By Jean Plaidy ~ The Story of Elizabeth I ~ In this "memoir" by Elizabeth I, legendary historical novelist Jean Plaidy reveals the Virgin Queen as she truly was: the bewildered, motherless child of an all-powerful father; a captive in the Tower of London; a shrewd politician; a lover of the arts; and eventually, an icon of an era. ~ It is the story of her improbable rise to power and the great triumphs of her reign - the end of religious bloodshed, the settling of the New World, the defeat of the Spanish Armada. ~ Brilliantly clever, a scholar with a ready wit, she was also vain, bold, and unpredictable, a queen who commanded - and won - absolute loyalty from those around her. ~ But in these pages, in her own voice, Elizabeth also recounts the emotional turmoil of her life: the loneliness of power; the heartbreak of her lifelong love affair with Robert Dudley, whom she could never marry; and the terrible guilt of ordering the execution of her cousin, Mary, Queen of Scots. ~ In this unforgettable novel, Elizabeth emerges as one of the most fascinating and controversial women in history, and as England's greatest monarch. ~ "Plaidy excels at blending history with romance and drama." New York Times ~ In fairy good condition, except for some yellowing/browning. 2) The Queen from Provence ﹉﹉﹉﹉﹉﹉﹉﹉﹉﹉﹉﹉﹉﹉ ~ By Jean Plaidy ~ Marguerite, eldest daughter of the Count of Provence, married a king of France - and now her sister Eleanor is determined to make just as grand a match. ~ Good fortune and wily cunning bring her Henry of England. ~ A good and generous husband but a weak king, he rules a nation that still remembers his cruel and foolish father, King John. ~ As Henry showers gifts on his new bride, his extravagance forces him to levy ever greater taxation on the land, and the spectre of revolt soon looms against him. ~ For Simon de Montfort, the adventurer who will give England its true parliament, the hour of destiny is at hand... ~ "Full-blooded, dramatic, exciting" Observer ~ Book in reasonably good condition, except for some mild yellowing. ~ Retail price was $22.50 1 BOOK FOR $8 BOTH BOOKS FOR $9 ONLY! SELF-COLLECT ONLY. PLEASE SEE MEET-UP DETAILS. THANK YOU! P.S. There are other books in my listings. Please take a look. Thank you!