The Queen's Fool : A Novel

by Philippa Gregory | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0743246071 Global Overview for this book
Registered by tobysrus of Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on 4/2/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by tobysrus from Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on Sunday, April 02, 2006
From the Back Cover:

It is winter, 1553. Pursed by the Inquisition, Hannah Green a 14-year-old Jewish girl is forced to flee Spain with her father. But Hannah is no ordinary refugee. Her gift of "Sight", the ability to forsee the future is priceless in the troubled times of the Tudor court. Hannah is adopted by the glamorous Robert Dudley, the charismatic son of King Edward's protector, who brings her to court a a "holy fool" for Queen Mary and ultimately Queen Elizabeth. Hired as a fool but working as a spy; promised in wedlock but in love with her master; endangered by the laws against heresy, treason, and withcraft, Hannah must choose between the safe life of a commoner and the dangerous intrigues of the royal family that are extricably bound up in her own yearnings and desires.

Journal Entry 2 by tobysrus from Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on Sunday, April 02, 2006
Great book! You get swept up into the action quickly. The author brings an interesting twist on the personalities of Queen Mary and Princess Elizabeth and their relationships with each other, as well as, others in their respective courts. All in all, I enjoyed it and will recommend it to friends.

Journal Entry 3 by tobysrus from Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Put aside for AceofHearts. I will give it to her at the Toronto convention later this month.

Journal Entry 4 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Sunday, April 23, 2006
received at the 2006 Toronto Convention. It was so nice to meet you, Tobysrus!!

Journal Entry 5 by wingAceofHeartswing at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Saturday, June 08, 2013
Hannah Green is a young Jewess recently forced to flee from Spain. She is posing as a boy to help her father who is a bookkeeper. Lord Robert Dudley realizes she can foresee the future and she becomes King Edward's Fool. Hannah The Fool gets to go to court. She goes through the King's death and then Queen Mary's rise to the throne. On top of this is Princess Elizabeth's eternal scheming to get on the throne.

Dudley with whom Hannah is in love asks her to spy on both Mary and Elizabeth and thus puts her in danger. Hannah although she loves Dudley is also engaged to a man of her own religion.

All this intrigue makes for quite a page-turner. Hannah is only a young teen who must hide her religion and not play favourites among the Royals. Gregory really does try to portray Mary in a more kindly light then history has us believe. As for Elizabeth, what a skank! Could she have really have been this bad?

Journal Entry 6 by HoserLauren at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Sunday, June 09, 2013
This book is with me now.

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