The Queen's Favourites

The Queen's Favourites

(The Stuart saga book 7): the enthralling story of the real power behind the throne from the undisputed Queen of British historical fiction

Summary

If you like Philippa Gregory, you will love this mesmerising historical novel from international multi-million copy bestseller Jean Plaidy. The Queen's Favourites follows the stories of the three women at the heart of the Stuart Court and the ever-changing power struggle that dominates their relationships with one another...

'Jean Plaidy, by the skilful blending of superb storytelling and meticulous
attention to authenticity of detail and depth of characterisation has become one of the country's most widely read novelists.' -- Sunday Times
'Full-blooded, dramatic, exciting.' -- Observer
'Outstanding' -- Vanity Fair
'I was gripped from the first page' -- ***** Reader review
'A riveting read' -- ***** Reader review
'Great story - could not put it' -- ***** Reader review
'Unputdownable!!' -- ***** Reader review

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It is the beginning of the eighteenth century and William of Orange is dying. Soon Anne is crowned Queen, but court insiders know that the power behind the sovereign is Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough.

Beautiful, outspoken Sarah controls Anne and believes herself to be invincible, until she installs her poor cousin Abigail Hill in court as royal chambermaid. Plain Abigail seems the least likely rival for Sarah's place in Anne's affections, but Sarah has underestimated her.

While Anne engages in her private battles, the nation is obsessed with another, more public one: succession. Anne is sickly and childless, the last of the Stuart line. Who will reign when she is gone?

Reviews

  • Jean Plaidy, by the skilful blending of superb storytelling and meticulous attention to authenticity of detail and depth of characterisation has become one of the country’s most widely read novelists.
    Sunday Times

About the author

Jean Plaidy

Jean Plaidy, one of the preeminent authors of historical fiction for most of the twentieth century, is the pen name of the prolific English author Eleanor Hibbert, also know as Victoria Holt. Jean Plaidy's novels had sold more than 14 million copies worldwide by the time of her death in 1993.
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