Shortlisted for best audiobook in the Specsavers National Book Awards 2018.
1521. Young Mary Boleyn arrives at court, maid in waiting and favourite of Queen Katherine of Aragon.
Yet Mary catches the eye of the capricious king, and - propelled by the ambitions of the powerful Boleyn family - she betrays her queen and takes her place as Henry VIII’s new mistress.
But while Mary is in childbed, a rival comes to court: her sister Anne, a young woman ruthless in her drive to become queen.
With her own destiny unknown and the Boleyn enemies gathering, Mary must defy her family - and command her own fate.
With an exclusive afterword written and read by Philippa Gregory, exploring the inspiration behind Mary’s story.
Please note: new audio available as of 13 September 2018.
Praise for Philippa Gregory: "Gregory's research is impeccable which makes her imaginative fiction all the more convincing." (Daily Mail)
"Gregory is great at conjuring a Tudor film-set of gorgeous gowns and golden-lattered dining. She invokes some swoonsome images...while the politics are personal enough to remain pertinent." (Daily Telegraph)
"Subtle and exciting." (Daily Express)