• "'Utterly exquisite jewel of a book'"

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  • "'Carrying her learning lightly, Sarah Gristwood presents a powerful story of the dynastic insecurity of the Tudors and Stuart'"

    The Sunday Times
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  • "'She teases out some vivid threads...and deftly weaves them into a startling "pattern of misfortune"...The delights are in the detail, and Gristwood makes the most of them'"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "'Well researched and stimulating...A sad but enthralling story'"

    Evening Standard

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