The Kingmaker's Daughter

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The Kingmaker's Daughter

By Philippa Gregory; Bianca Amato (Read by)

Simon & Schuster Audio, Compact Disc, 9781442352605, 400pp.

Publication Date: August 14, 2012

Description
In "The Kingmaker's Daughter"," "#1 "New York Times "bestselling author Philippa Gregory presents the riveting story of Anne Neville, her sister Isabel, and their ever-changing fortunes.
"The Kingmaker's Daughter" is the gripping and ultimately tragic story of the daughters of the man known as the Kingmaker, the most powerful magnate in England through the Cousins Wars. In the absence of a son and heir, he uses the two girls as pawns in his political games, but they grow up to be influential players in their own right. In this novel, her first sister story since "The Other Boleyn Girl," Gregory explores the lives of two fascinating young women.
At the court of Edward IV and his beautiful queen, Elizabeth Woodville, Anne grows from a delightful child brought up in intimacy and friendship with the family of Richard, Duke of Gloucester, to become ever more fearful and desperate when her father makes war on his former friends. Her will is tested when she is left widowed and fatherless, with her mother in sanctuary and her sister married to the enemy. Fortune's wheel turns again when Richard rescues Anne from her sister's house, with danger still following Anne, even as she eventually ascends to the throne as queen. Having lost those closest to her, she must protect herself and her precious only child, Prince Edward, from a court full of royal rivals.


About the Author
Philippa Gregory is the author of several bestselling novels, including "The Other Boleyn Girl", and is a recognized authority on women s history. Her Cousins War novels are the basis for the critically acclaimed Starz miniseries "The White Queen". She graduated from the University of Sussex and received a PhD from the University of Edinburgh, where she is a Regent. She holds an honorary degree from Teesside University, and is a fellow of the Universities of Sussex and Cardiff. She welcomes visitors to her website, PhilippaGregory.com.

Bianca Amato is a two-time Audie Award-winning narrator based in NYC. Theater Credits include The Coast of Utopia, Arcadia, Private Lives, King Lear, The Taming of The Shrew, A Midsummer Night's Dream, As You Like It, Pygmalion, Pride and Prejudice, Top Girls, The Importance of Being Earnest, and The Broken Heart. Television includes The Big C, Unforgettable, The Good Wife, Blue Bloods, and Sex and The City.