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A new novel by bestselling author and historian, Alison Weir

The year is 1562. Lady Catherine Grey, cousin of Elizabeth I, has just been arrested along with her husband Edward. Their crime is to have secretly married and produced a child who might threaten the Queen's title.

Alone in her chamber at the Tower of London, Catherine hears ghostly voices, echoes, she thinks, of a crime committed in the same room where she is imprisoned.

The story flashes back to 1483 and another Catherine - Kate Plantaganet, bastard daughter of Richard III. She has heard terrible rumours of the death of the young deposed Edward V and his brother (the Princes in the Tower) but loyalty to her father prevents her believing them. After his death at Bosworth, she is viewed with suspicion by Henry VII's court, even more so when she becomes pregnant.

Catherine, too, is pregnant, a friendly warder having sneaked Edward into her room. She finds documents relating to Kate's life and gets swept up both in Kate's story and the mystery of the Princes, which she realises Kate never solved.

Kate dies in childbirth and it is left to Catherine to discover the truth about the Princes.

Reviews

Stunning . . . spine-tingling . . . A richly layered cake of love, sex, danger, death and mystery

Sunday Express

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780099534594

    September 2, 2013

    Arrow

    528 pages

    RRP $22.99

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  • Trade Paperback

    9780091926243

    July 1, 2012

    Hutchinson

    528 pages

    RRP $32.99

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  • EBook

    9781448136452

    June 21, 2012

    Cornerstone Digital

    528 pages

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Also by Alison Weir

Queens of the Conquest
The Lost Tudor Princess
Richard III and the Princes in the Tower
The Marriage Game
Elizabeth of York
The Captive Queen and Eleanor of Aquitaine
Mary Boleyn
The Ring and the Crown
Elizabeth, The Queen and The Lady Elizabeth
The Lady In The Tower
The Captive Queen
The Lady Elizabeth
Elizabeth, The Queen
Henry VIII
Katherine Swynford
The Six Wives Of Henry VIII
Innocent Traitor
Isabella
Mary Queen of Scots
Eleanor Of Aquitaine
Lancaster And York
The Princes In The Tower
Children Of England
Britain's Royal Families

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