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    • Light on Lucrezia

    • De : Jean Plaidy
    • Lu par : Jilly Bond
    • Durée : 14 h et 44 min
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    At just 18, Lucrezia Borgia, the alluring daughter of the Pope, has already had her life touched by dishonour and tragic loss. In the decadent society of 15th-century Rome, violence is commonplace and scandal is never far from the infamous Borgia family. In the aftermath of her brother Giovanni’s brutal murder, Lucrezia knows she must build a life for herself if she is to break away from the corrupt world her family is tied to.

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    • Flaunting, Extravagant Queen

    • De : Jean Plaidy
    • Lu par : Jilly Bond
    • Durée : 14 h et 25 min
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    At the age of 15, Marie Antoinette, beautiful and charming bride to the impotent Dauphin, is plunged into the intrigue of Versailles. Frivolous and reckless, she flouts the strict and demanding etiquette of the glittering court and discovers the true nature of love, hate and jealousy. But the clouds of revolution are overhead, and Marie Antoinette, who wishes only to enjoy life, learns too late that the price of her enjoyment is very high.

    Prix : 24,02 €

    • The Road to Compiègne

    • De : Jean Plaidy
    • Lu par : Jilly Bond
    • Durée : 11 h et 16 min
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    No longer the well-beloved, Louis XV is becoming ever more unpopular - the huge expense of his court and decades of costly warfare having taken their toll. As the discontent grows, Louis seeks refuge in his extravagances and his mistress, the powerful Marquise de Pompadour. Suspicions, plots and rivalry are rife as Louis’ daughters and lovers jostle for his attention and their own standing in Court.

    Prix : 20,95 €

    • Louis the Well-Beloved

    • De : Jean Plaidy
    • Lu par : Jilly Bond
    • Durée : 10 h et 13 min
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    France eagerly awaits the day the young king, Louis XV, comes of age and breaks free from the rule of his ministers. The country hopes Louis will bring back glory and prosperity to France. However, he is too preoccupied with the thrills of hunting and gambling to notice the power struggle going on in his own court. Soon the king is introduced to the pleasures of mistresses, and a succession of lovers follows.

    Prix : 19,73 €

    • The Lion of Justice

    • Norman Trilogy, Book 2
    • De : Jean Plaidy
    • Lu par : Jilly Bond
    • Durée : 10 h et 18 min
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    The death of The Conqueror left three sons to inherit his power and his wealth. Normandy for Robert, England for Rufus, and for Henry, the youngest, 5,000 pounds of silver. The three were natural rivals. The feckless Robert lost his Norman dukedom in an orgy of impulsive extravagance. Red-haired Rufus scandalized the court with his perverse sexuality and contempt for the Church. And Henry - cleverest of all - awaited his chance to fulfill his father’s prophecy and assume the mantle of The Lion of Justice.

    Prix : 14,78 €

    • The Bastard King

    • De : Jean Plaidy
    • Lu par : Jilly Bond
    • Durée : 11 h et 31 min
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    William the Conqueror is destined to succeed his father as the Duke of Normandy but questions about his legitimacy mean he consistently faces challenges from potential usurpers in the Duchy to retain the title. He marries Matilda, the equally intelligent and ambitious daughter of the King of Flanders, and together they have many children. In 1066, he crosses the channel from Normandy to England and seizes the crown from King Harold, Edward the Confessor's popular successor.

    Prix : 16,14 €

    • The Widow of Windsor

    • De : Jean Plaidy
    • Lu par : Jilly Bond
    • Durée : 12 h et 31 min
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    Albert is dead and the queen is preparing to spend the rest of her life in mourning. Yet the last years of her reign are to be momentous ones. Palmerston, then Gladstone and Disraeli, govern her empire through the high noon of its heyday. However, the court at Windsor, Balmoral, Osborne at Buckingham Palace is perpetually shocked by the actions of the queen’s son, the Prince of Wales. Forever in pursuit of horses, women and scandal, this is the heady harbinger of Edwardian years to come.

    Prix : 16,14 €

    • The Queen's Husband

    • De : Jean Plaidy
    • Lu par : Jilly Bond
    • Durée : 14 h et 2 min
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    Victoria and Albert have been destined for one another since birth. However, the passive Albert is well aware that marriage to a quick-tempered, demonstrative woman like Victoria could result in unnecessary scenes and stormy court feuds. And he is right. The young queen, as well as having to endure her constant pregnancies, is in perpetual revolt against anyone encroaching on her position – and Albert is doing just that. Despite attempts on her life and political crises

    Prix : 16,14 €

    • The Queen and Lord M

    • De : Jean Plaidy
    • Lu par : Jilly Bond
    • Durée : 9 h et 12 min
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    On the morning of 20 June 1837, an 18-year-old girl is called from her bed to be told that she is Queen of England. The young queen’s first few years are beset with court scandal and malicious gossip: There is the unsavoury Flora Hastings affair, a source of extreme embarrassment to the queen; the eternal conflict between Victoria and her mother; and the young queen’s hatred for Sir John Conroy, her mother’s close friend. Then there is the Prime Minster, Lord Melbourne - "Lord M" - worldly cynic and constant companion to the queen, himself a veteran of many a latter-day scandal.

    Prix : 14,71 €

    • The Queen from Provence

    • De : Jean Plaidy
    • Lu par : Jilly Bond
    • Durée : 10 h et 57 min
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    Marguerite, eldest daughter of the Count of Provence, married a king of France - and now her sister Eleanor is determined to make just as grand a match. Good fortune and wily cunning bring her Henry of England. He is a good and generous husband, but a weak king. He rules a nation that still remembers his cruel and foolish father, King John. As Henry showers gifts on his new bride, his extravagance forces him to levy ever-greater taxation on the land, and the spectre of a revolt soon looms against him.

    Prix : 20,79 €

    • The Battle of the Queens

    • De : Jean Plaidy
    • Lu par : Jilly Bond
    • Durée : 13 h et 11 min
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    The first half of the 13th century is dominated by two women, as proud and ambitious as they are beautiful, yet different in all other ways. Isabella is a medieval Helen of Troy, flamboyant and passionate - wife to King John and mother to Henry III. Blanche of Castile, serene and virtuous, is Queen of France, wife of Louis VIII and mother of Louis IX. The two women hated each other on sight. Isabella will stop at nothing, not even murder, in her passion to destroy the French queen.

    Prix : 26,22 €

    • Castile for Isabella

    • De : Jean Plaidy
    • Lu par : Jilly Bond
    • Durée : 9 h et 4 min
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    Fifteenth-century Spain is rent with intrigue and threatened by civil war. Here, the young Isabella becomes the pawn of her half-crazed mother and a virtual prisoner at the licentious court of her half-brother, Henry IV. At just sixteen years old, is she already fated to be the victim of the Queen's revenge, the Archbishop's ambition and the lust of lecherous Don Pedro Girón?

    Prix : 17,02 €

    • Royal Road to Fotheringay

    • De : Jean Plaidy
    • Lu par : Jilly Bond
    • Durée : 14 h et 50 min
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    At just six days old, Mary Stuart became Queen of Scots. At just six years old, she was betrothed to the Dauphin Francois, the future King of France. Reluctantly leaving Scotland, Mary is raised in the decadent French court in preparation for becoming the Queen of France. But her reign with Francois is short-lived. Widowed at 18 years old, Mary is once again forced to leave her home to return to Scotland. Now a Catholic queen in a Protestant country, Mary must rule with caution and choose her next husband prudently.

    Prix : 26,22 €

    • The Follies of the King

    • De : Jean Plaidy
    • Lu par : Jilly Bond
    • Durée : 11 h et 35 min
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    Edward II's first act on coming to the throne is to recall Piers Gaveston from exile, and the new king's devotion to the shrewd and avaricious young man soon becomes a scandal. It is assumed that when Edward marries one of the most beautiful princesses in Europe his inclinations will change, but nothing can make him swerve from his attachment to Gaveston, who is clearly making the most of royal favour. The new Queen Isabella, accustomed to adulation, is bitterly humiliated; and she is not a woman to forget.

    Prix : 16,49 €

    • The Hammer of the Scots

    • De : Jean Plaidy
    • Lu par : Jilly Bond
    • Durée : 12 h et 14 min
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    The news of Henry III's death reached his son Edward on the long road home from the Holy Land. Now he was England's king and a man fit for his destiny. Through all the years of his reign, through stark personal tragedy and chill forebodings as his son grew into a weak, corrupted price, Edward I strove to weld a nation united from England, Scotland and Wales.

    Prix : 18,60 €

    • The Captive Queen of Scots

    • De : Jean Plaidy
    • Lu par : Jilly Bond
    • Durée : 17 h et 38 min
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    Scotland has been torn apart by civil war, and the young and passionate Catholic Mary Queen of Scots is in the hands of her enemies. Under duress, Mary abdicates in favour of her son, James VI, and flees to England for safety, boldly seeking refuge with her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I. But Elizabeth has never trusted the ambitious Catholic queen and has Mary imprisoned.

    Prix : 24,70 €

    • Spain for the Sovereigns

    • De : Jean Plaidy
    • Lu par : Jilly Bond
    • Durée : 10 h et 29 min
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    Married to Ferdinand after numerous fears and disappointments, Isabella triumphs over every danger, convinced of her own destiny. With the might of Portugal humbled, the court of the Sovereigns sees the rise of Torquemada and the establishment of the dreaded Inquisition. It also witnesses the coming of Columbus, who leaves the woman he loves to make a dream reality.

    Prix : 13,70 €

    • The Plantagenet Prelude

    • De : Jean Plaidy
    • Lu par : Jilly Bond
    • Durée : 11 h et 14 min
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    When William X dies, the duchy of Aquitaine is left to his 15-year-old daughter, Eleanor. But such a position for an unmarried woman puts the whole kingdom at risk. So on his deathbed William made a will that would ensure his daughter’s protection: he promised her hand in marriage to the future King of France. Eleanor grows into a romantic and beautiful queen, but she has inherited the will of a king, determined to rule Aquitaine using her husband’s power as King of France. Her

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    • The Captive of Kensington Palace

    • De : Jean Plaidy
    • Lu par : Jilly Bond
    • Durée : 10 h et 35 min
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    The young Princess Victoria, strictly confined within the boundaries of Kensington Palace, is being moulded for her awesome future as Queen of England. Surrounded by her dolls and closely guarded by her domineering mother and faithful governess, she slowly becomes aware of the bitter conflicts that surround her. The jealous and scheming Duke of Cumberland is a constant threat to her rightful accession …her mother’s sinister friend, Sir John Conroy, makes her uneasy … and the bickering between her mother and the king seems never-ending.

    Prix : 15,43 €

    • The Lady in the Tower

    • De : Jean Plaidy
    • Lu par : Anne Flosnik
    • Durée : 16 h et 38 min
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    One of history's most complex and alluring women, Anne Boleyn was irresistible to kings and commoners alike. Daughter of an ambitious country lord, Anne was sent to France to marry well and raise the family's fortunes. She soon surpassed even their greatest expectations when King Henry VIII swore he would put aside his loyal queen to make Anne his wife.

    Prix : 26,89 €