Following the acclaimed Queen’s Gambit, Elizabeth Fremantle brings us a new novel of intrigue and menace at the Tudor Court. . .
1554: Lady Jane Grey is executed by her cousin Queen Mary…
Now Lady Jane’s younger sisters Katherine and Mary, cursed with the Tudor blood that saw their sister killed, face the perils of the royal court alone.
Lady Katherine – young and spirited – makes dangerous romantic liaisons. While Lady Mary – crook-backed and vulnerable – becomes the Queen’s reluctant companion, yet yearns to escape court intrigue. And both girls fear their proximity to the Queen might be their undoing.
For the childless Queen is ill. If she should die Katherine may be pushed to power, but the Queen’s half-sister Elizabeth casts a long shadow and if she gains the throne the court will become a terrifying maze of treachery and suspicion – where holding royal blood could be a death warrant for the two sisters…
This sumptuous historical drama is perfect for fans of Philippa Gregory and Hilary Mantel. Through the eyes of the Grey sisters we are given an insight into the treacherous rule of the Tudor Court.
Praise for Elizabeth Fremantle:
‘An endlessly fascinating era, and Fremantle manages to combine pacey storytelling with superb background. . .terrifically entertaining.’ The Times
‘Fremantle is surely a major new voice in historical fiction (…) what Hilary Mantel fans should read while waiting for the final part of her trilogy’ The Bookseller
‘A sumptuous epic’ Metro
‘Gripping’ Woman & Home
‘A great read. Sisters of Treason totally transports the reader to the Tudor court, with all its tensions and games’ Katherine Webb, author of The Misbegotten
‘Electric’ Good Housekeeping
‘Rich and enticing’ Stylist
‘Elizabeth Fremantle brings the decadent, conniving, back-stabbing world of the 16th-century British court to brilliant life here, revealing what one woman can teach us all about the timeless art of survival’Andrea Walker, Oprah.com
‘Wildly entertaining’ Huffington Post
Elizabeth Fremantle is the author of Queen’s Gambit and Sisters of Treason. She holds a first in English and an MA in Creative Writing from Birkbeck. As a Fashion Editor she has contributed to various publications includingVogue, Elle, and Vanity Fair. Her debut novel, Queen’s Gambit, was published in 2013 followed by Sisters of Treason. Her new novel, Watch the Lady, is out in June 2015.