The Resource Watch the lady : a novel, Elizabeth Fremantle

Watch the lady : a novel, Elizabeth Fremantle

Label
Watch the lady : a novel
Title
Watch the lady
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Fremantle
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Penelope Devereux arrives at Queen Elizabeth's court where she and her brother, the Earl of Essex, are drawn into the aging Queen's favor. Young and naive, Penelope, though promised elsewhere, falls in love with Philip Sidney who pours his heartbreak into the now classic sonnet series Astrophil and Stella. But Penelope is soon married off to a man who loathes her. Never fainthearted, she chooses her moment and strikes a deal with her husband: after she gives birth to two sons, she will be free to live as she chooses, with whom she chooses. But she is to discover that the course of true love is never smooth. Meanwhile Robert Cecil, ever loyal to Elizabeth, has his eye on Penelope and her brother. Although it seems the Earl of Essex can do no wrong in the eyes of the Queen, as his influence grows, so his enemies gather. Penelope must draw on all her political savvy to save her brother from his own ballooning ambition and Cecil's trap, while daring to plan for an event it is treason even to think about. Unfolding over the course of two decades and told from the perspectives of Penelope and her greatest enemy, the devious politician Cecil, Watch the Lady chronicles the last gasps of Elizabeth's reign, and the deadly scramble for power in a dying dynasty"--
Summary
"The author of Queen's Gambit and Sisters of Treason presents the story of Penelope Devereux, so beautiful she was the subject of Sir Philip Sidney's greatest love sonnets, so canny that she plotted to influence who would take the throne after Elizabeth I--while helping her brother Essex stay closest to the aging queen's heart"--
Pace
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10428164
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fremantle, Elizabeth
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rich, Penelope
  • Salisbury, Robert Cecil
  • Essex, Robert Devereux
  • Elizabeth
  • Sidney, Philip
  • Nobility
  • Favorites, Royal
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • FICTION / Historical
  • FICTION / Romance / Historical
  • FICTION / General
  • Elizabeth
  • Essex, Robert Devereux
  • Rich, Penelope
  • Salisbury, Robert Cecil
  • Sidney, Philip
  • Favorites, Royal
  • Nobility
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
Watch the lady : a novel, Elizabeth Fremantle
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn894746833
Edition
First Simon & Schuster paperback edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781476703121
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014049311
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)894746833
Label
Watch the lady : a novel, Elizabeth Fremantle
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn894746833
Edition
First Simon & Schuster paperback edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781476703121
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014049311
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)894746833

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