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My Lady of Cleves

$18.99
September 2008 9781402214318

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Overview

"Turns A BRILLIANT LIGHT on one of the lustiest and one of the most dramatic periods of English history."—Philadelphia Inquirer

The mesmerizing story of Anne of Cleves, fourth wife of Henry VIII, one of the rare women who matched wits successfully with the fiery king and lived to tell the tale.

Aware of the disastrous consequences of not bearing an heir, Anne of Cleves bravely took on the duty of weathering the Tudor King's temper and won the hearts of his subjects in the process.

Written by world-renowned historical novelist Margaret Campbell Barnes, My Lady of Cleves gives readers an intimate portrait of the warm, unpretentious princess who never expected to become Queen of England and how she navigated a world of high drama and courtly elegance.

A refreshing historical fiction about infamous Tudor England, fans of Philippa Gregory, Anya Seton and Bernard Cornwell will delight in this tale of Henry's fourth Queen, her secret love, her power-hungry husband, and the country that ruled them all.

Praise for My Lady of Cleves:
"At long last Anne of Cleves gets her day as a noble and highminded heroine in the lists of historical fiction!" — Chicago Tribune
"Barnes' vision of Anne is so different from others I have encountered, it was like reading her story for the first time. This is the Anne of Cleves I choose to live in my memory." —Books N Border Collies
"an appealing story of a woman who makes the best of a bad situation… it's nice to see this novel in particular being reissued." —Reading, Ranting, and Raving
"I have to say that from the moment I read the inscription, I was hooked in this book... Anne is brought to life, and is portrayed as a capable woman..." —Historical Tapestry

Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Size: 5.25 in x 8 in
  • Pages: 352
"The novel was an enjoyable excursion in the "might have happeneds" of history" — A Garden Carried in the Pocket
"All-in-all, I absolutely loved the book. Margaret Campbell Barnes made me care about the people I was reading about and left me wanting more of their story. I highly recommend the book to anyone who likes historical fiction." — Alabama Book Worm
" Originally published in 1946, My Lady of Cleves stands the test of time, introducing Henry VIII's enigmatic fourth wife to a new generation of readers." — Armchair Interviews
"I know that I savored every minute of reading this book, and I truly loved the development of Anne's character throughout." — At Home With Books
"In recent years, historical novels have seen a surge in popularity... Margaret Campbell Barnes' My Lady of Cleves would make an excellent selection as well. It's a novel that stood the test of time." — Blog Critics
"Rich in history it gives the reader a look into the lives of past aristocrats and royalty... Overall My Lady of Cleves is an informative and entertaining read." — Book Loons
"A treat for readers of Tudor fiction and those fascinated by the complex relationships of Henry VIII and his wives, My Lady of Cleves leads readers into a world of high drama and courtly elegance." — Book Reading Tales
"The story of Anne of Cleves was very well written and carefully detailed." — Book Room Reviews
" My Lady of Cleves stands the test of time, introducing Henry VIII's enigmatic fourth wife to a new generation of readers." — Eclectic Closet
"This novel is rich in detail and flows beautifully, letting readers escape into Anne's court and country life. It is a must read for those who love exploring the dynamic relationships of Henry VIII and his wives. " — Historical Novels Review
"I have to say that from the moment I read the inscription, I was hooked in this book... Reading through the pages of this book, Anne is brought to life, and is portrayed as a capable woman..." — Historical Tapestry
"Novels on the lesser known wives are hard to find and I think anyone interested in Anne of Cleves will really enjoy this read." — Historical-Fiction.com
"In My Lady of Cleves, Margaret Campbell Barnes traces the life of Anne from the painting of her portrait to Henry VIII's death. Barnes portrays a warm, unpretentious princess who never expected to become a queen." — Hollywood Today
"This was an exquisitely visual novel." — Linus's Blanket
"My Lady of Cleves was an interesting look into a woman that survived marriage to Henry VIII. Anne is a very likeable, intelligent, straightforward woman and I think she would have made a wonderful Queen, had she been given the chance." — Passages to the Past
"My Lady of Cleves is an appealing story of a woman who makes the best of a bad situation. As she has been relatively neglected by historical novelists, it's nice to see this novel in particular being reissued." — Reading, Ranting, and Raving
"My Lady of Cleves by Margaret Campbell Barnes is a wonderful historical novel that highlights the life of a very virtuous and kind woman who was horribly mistreated and still retained her self respect. I was impressed with Anne of Cleves and with the way her story was told by Ms. Barnes." — Romance Reader at Heart
"I really liked My Lady of Cleves; it was well-written, fast-paced and very enjoyable. I would recommend it to any fans of historical fiction; it is well worth reading this novel on an underappreciated queen. " — S. Krishna's Books
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