The She-Wolf

by Maurice Druon

eBooks of the Month Historical Fiction

The She-Wolf Synopsis

'This was the original game of thrones' George R.R. Martin Charles IV is now king of France and his sister is Edward II of England's Queen. Having been imprisoned by Edward as leader of the rebellious English barons, Roger Mortimer escapes to France, where he joins the war against the English Aquitaine. But it is his love affair with Isabella, the 'She-Wolf of France', who has come seemingly to negotiate a treaty of peace that seals his fate...

The She-Wolf Press Reviews

'Iron kings and strangled queens, battles and betrayals, lies and lust, the curse of the Templars, the doom of a great dynasty - and all of it (well, most of it) straight from the pages of history, and believe me, the Starks and the Lannisters have nothing on the Capets and Plantagenets. Whether you are a history buff or a fantasy fan, Druon's epic will keep you turning pages. This was the original game of thrones'
George R.R. Martin

 

'Blood-curdling tale of intrigue, murder, corruption and sexual passion'
The Sunday Times

'Dramatic and colourful as a Dumas romance but stiffened by historical accuracy and political insight'
The Sunday Times

'Barbaric, sensual, teeming with life, based in wide reading and sound scholarship...among the best historical novels'
The Times Literary Supplement

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ISBN: 9780007491339
Publication date: 10/04/2014
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007491339
Publication date: 10th April 2014
Author: Maurice Druon
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback
Genres: eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,
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About Maurice Druon

Maurice Druon was a French resistance hero, a Knight of the British Empire and a holder of the Grand Croix de la Legion d'Honneur. He was also a member of the Academie francaise and a celebrated novelist, best known for his series of seven historical novels under the title of The Accursed Kings, which were twice adapted for television. A passionate Anglophile, he was a great expert on all things English, including its medieval history, which provides great inspiration for the series. His many and diverse fans include George RR Martin, Nicolas Sarkozy and Vladimir Putin.

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