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I WAS TOLD IT WOULD GET EASIER by Abbi Waxman, read by Emily Rankin - Audiobook extract

When a mother-daughter duo set out on a road trip, the last thing they expect to find along the way is each other... The new, heartfelt and hilarious novel from the bestselling author of THE BOOKISH LIFE OF NINA HILL. Jessica and her daughter Emily are touring colleges. For Jessica, this is going to be the chance to reconnect with the daughter she seems to have lost. But for Emily, it's a preview of freedom, and the chance to explore a new and exciting future. Yet before any of this can happen, their perfectly planned trip is derailed into a series of off-roading misadventures: mother-daughter skiving, skipped mandatory meetings, and a scuffle with the FBI... With seatbelts fastened, physical and emotional baggage safely stowed away, this mother-daughter duo might be ready to hit the road, but are they ready to reconnect to the person sitting next to them?

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I WAS TOLD IT WOULD GET EASIER by Abbi Waxman, read by Emily Rankin - Audiobook extract

BESSIE'S WAR by Pamela Evans, read by Annie Aldington - Audiobook extract

A moving and nostalgic saga from Pam Evans, set in London during wartime. Perfect for readers of Katie Flynn, Kitty Neale and Dilly Court. It is autumn 1940 and, as the bombs rain down on London, a close-knit community struggles to survive. Working at the local post office, Bessie Green does her best to keep her customers' spirits up, but when she receives a telegram addressed to her parents, there's nothing she can do to prevent the heartache that lies ahead. Then Bessie hears that eleven-year-old Daisy Mason has been orphaned in a blast, and she's sure that taking Daisy into their home is just what her parents need to help them overcome their grief. At first, Daisy won't settle, then her handsome brother Josh comes back on leave and things look up for all of them. But the war brings further challenges for Bessie and her friends - with more hearts broken and loved-ones lost - before they can dare to dream of a brighter future...

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BESSIE'S WAR by Pamela Evans, read by Annie Aldington - Audiobook extract

THE ESCAPE ARTIST by Diane Chamberlain, read by Coleen Marlo - Audiobook extract

From the Sunday Times top ten bestselling author of BIG LIES IN A SMALL TOWN, a gripping novel that asks... What if you can't outrun your past? Susanna Miller loses custody of her eleven-month-old son, Tyler, but rather than turning the little boy over to her ex-husband and his new wife, she goes on the run. She dyes her hair, changes her name and escapes from Boulder, Colorado, leaving behind everyone she knows including Linc Sebastian, the man who has been her best friend since childhood and who knows her better than anyone. Susanna lands in Annapolis, Maryland, alone, frightened, and always looking over her shoulder for someone who might recognize her. Just as she's beginning to feel safe in her new surroundings, she stumbles across information that could save the lives of many people. if she's willing to take it to the police. But going to the authorities means revealing her identity, admitting her guilt and, worst of all, losing her son.

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THE ESCAPE ARTIST by Diane Chamberlain, read by Coleen Marlo - Audiobook extract

FIRE AND RAIN by Diane Chamberlain, read by Karen White - Audiobook extract

From the Sunday Times top ten bestselling author of BIG LIES IN A SMALL TOWN, an unputdownable novel that asks... What if the only person you can trust is the last person you should? Valle Rosa, a small drought-weary town in Southern California, is under destruction from deadly wildfires. Into the midst of this crisis rolls a handsome stranger calling himself Jeff Cabrio, who claims he can cure the town's troubles by making it rain. But Cabrio's entrance into the community brings more than just potential rain, and it's not long before the residents' interests turn from the weather to their mysterious neighbour. For tragedy-afflicted sculptress Mia Tanner, Cabrio unearths old wounds and new loves. For struggling journalist Carmen Perez, Cabrio brings the possibility of revitalizing her career by uncovering the truth about him. And former major-league player Chris Garrett is offered the chance to come to terms with the demise of his career as a professional baseball pitcher. As three lives become irrevocably entwined, it's not long before each is forced to face the ghosts of their past.

4 MINjust now
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FIRE AND RAIN by Diane Chamberlain, read by Karen White - Audiobook extract

SECRET LIVES by Diane Chamberlain, read by Johanna Parker - Audiobook extract

From the Sunday Times top ten bestselling author of BIG LIES IN A SMALL TOWN, a page-turning novel that asks... How far would you go to keep your secret safe? Disillusioned actress Eden Riley leaves a life of Los Angeles glamour, and a broken marriage, to return to her mother's childhood home in rural Virginia. Eden is full of questions about her mother, a famous children's author who died when Eden was very young. On her search for answers, Eden meets the handsome, yet mysterious, Ben Alexander, an archaeologist and friend of her uncle. But Ben has his own demons, and a secret that threatens to destroy their newfound happiness. Eden must make a heart-breaking decision, as she struggles to lay the ghosts of the past to rest and come to terms with her own future.

4 MIN1 w ago
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SECRET LIVES by Diane Chamberlain, read by Johanna Parker - Audiobook extract

REFLECTION by Diane Chamberlain, read by Erin Bennett - Audiobook extract

From the Sunday Times top ten bestselling author of BIG LIES IN A SMALL TOWN, a compelling novel that asks... What if the person you trusted most was hiding something from you? Twenty years ago, a terrible tragedy shattered the tranquillity of the small Pennsylvania Dutch town of Reflection. The residents of the village have never forgiven the one woman they blamed for what happened - Rachel Huber. After the incident, Rachel left the town and cut off all ties there. But when Rachel receives the news that her estranged grandmother, Helen, is ill and needs her care, she returns to Reflection. On arrival she discovers that the town has not forgotten the past and amongst the hostility and gossip, Rachel is forced to seek out old allies and new passions. Soon she finds an unlikely advocate in her grandmother, who surprises her with her wise counsel and rare strength. Rachel comes to realize that they are both trying to overcome the past, and in doing so brings private guilt and concealed secrets into the light.

5 MIN1 w ago
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REFLECTION by Diane Chamberlain, read by Erin Bennett - Audiobook extract

THE LION'S DEN by Katherine St. John, read by Christine Lakin - Audiobook extract

Six friends on a luxury yacht. Only five are coming back... A dream vacation turns deadly in this pulse-pounding, twisting revenge thriller set on the Riviera about dark female friendships. Do you dare step on board The Lion's Den? Belle likes to think herself immune to the dizzying effects of fabulous wealth. But when her best friend Summer invites her on a glamorous girls' getaway to the Mediterranean aboard her billionaire boyfriend's yacht, the only sensible answer is yes. Belle hopes the trip will be a much-needed break from her stalled acting career and uniquely humiliating waitressing job, but once aboard the luxurious yacht The Lion's Den it becomes clear that all is not as it seems. The dream vacation quickly becomes a nightmare as Belle and the handful of other girlfriends Summer has invited are treated more like prisoners than guests by their controlling host, and Belle comes to see Summer for what she truly is: a vicious gold digger who will stop at nothing to get what s...

4 MIN2 w ago
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THE LION'S DEN by Katherine St. John, read by Christine Lakin - Audiobook extract

THE SILKEN ROSE by Carol McGrath, read by Jodie Hollie-Anne - The beginning

They called her the She-Wolf From Provence. She'd shape the destiny of England ... 'Powerful, gripping and beautifully told . . . will resonate with the #MeToo generation' - Kate Furnivall, author of The Liberation 'A feast for the senses and highly recommended' - Deborah Swift, author of Pleasing Mr Pepys Fans of Alison Weir, Anne O'Brien and Philippa Gregory, will devour this compelling new novel, starring one of English history's most fierce and courageous forgotten heroines! 1236. Ailenor of Provence, cultured and intelligent, is only thirteen when she meets her new husband, Henry III of England. A foreign and friendless princess in a strange land she is determined to please him. And she knows that when the times comes she must provide an heir, to secure the throne against those who would snatch it away. Rosalind, a commoner skilled in the arts of needlework and embroidery, catches the young queen's attention and a friendship blossoms. But she is unprepared for the dangerous ramifications of winning the queen's favour ... As closeness, and soon love, develops between Ailenor and Henry, so too does her influence on her husband and her power at court. As France and Wales provide constant threat, and England's barons increasingly resent her influence, Ailenor must learn to be ruthless. Who should she encourage her husband to favour? Who can she trust? Caught in a web of treachery and deceit, her choices will define the fate of England. To protect her close friends, and her beloved children, Ailenor, the She-Wolf from Provence, would do, and endure, anything ... 'A gripping tale of a much-maligned queen' - Henrietta Leyser 'Well-researched ... fascinating' - Joanna Courtney READERS LOVE THE NOVELS OF CAROL McGRATH! 'The quality and detail of research stands out' 'A triumph of a novel!' 'Expertly written' 'A cracking tale' 'Laced with subtle tension' 'Fascinating and vivid' If you love THE SILKEN ROSE check out the highly acclaimed MISTRESS CROMWELL, also by Carol McGrath and available now ...

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THE SILKEN ROSE by Carol McGrath, read by Jodie Hollie-Anne - The beginning

THE SILKEN ROSE by Carol McGrath, read by Jodie Hollie-Anne - Audio Extract

They called her the She-Wolf From Provence. She'd shape the destiny of England ... 'Powerful, gripping and beautifully told . . . will resonate with the #MeToo generation' - Kate Furnivall, author of The Liberation 'A feast for the senses and highly recommended' - Deborah Swift, author of Pleasing Mr Pepys Fans of Alison Weir, Anne O'Brien and Philippa Gregory, will devour this compelling new novel, starring one of English history's most fierce and courageous forgotten heroines! 1236. Ailenor of Provence, cultured and intelligent, is only thirteen when she meets her new husband, Henry III of England. A foreign and friendless princess in a strange land she is determined to please him. And she knows that when the times comes she must provide an heir, to secure the throne against those who would snatch it away. Rosalind, a commoner skilled in the arts of needlework and embroidery, catches the young queen's attention and a friendship blossoms. But she is unprepared for the dangerous ramifications of winning the queen's favour ... As closeness, and soon love, develops between Ailenor and Henry, so too does her influence on her husband and her power at court. As France and Wales provide constant threat, and England's barons increasingly resent her influence, Ailenor must learn to be ruthless. Who should she encourage her husband to favour? Who can she trust? Caught in a web of treachery and deceit, her choices will define the fate of England. To protect her close friends, and her beloved children, Ailenor, the She-Wolf from Provence, would do, and endure, anything ... 'A gripping tale of a much-maligned queen' - Henrietta Leyser 'Well-researched ... fascinating' - Joanna Courtney READERS LOVE THE NOVELS OF CAROL McGRATH! 'The quality and detail of research stands out' 'A triumph of a novel!' 'Expertly written' 'A cracking tale' 'Laced with subtle tension' 'Fascinating and vivid' If you love THE SILKEN ROSE check out the highly acclaimed MISTRESS CROMWELL, also by Carol McGrath and available now ...

1 MIN2 w ago
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THE SILKEN ROSE by Carol McGrath, read by Jodie Hollie-Anne - Audio Extract

THE SILKEN ROSE by Carol McGrath, read by Jodie Hollie-Anne - Nell

They called her the She-Wolf From Provence. She'd shape the destiny of England ... 'Powerful, gripping and beautifully told . . . will resonate with the #MeToo generation' - Kate Furnivall, author of The Liberation 'A feast for the senses and highly recommended' - Deborah Swift, author of Pleasing Mr Pepys Fans of Alison Weir, Anne O'Brien and Philippa Gregory, will devour this compelling new novel, starring one of English history's most fierce and courageous forgotten heroines! 1236. Ailenor of Provence, cultured and intelligent, is only thirteen when she meets her new husband, Henry III of England. A foreign and friendless princess in a strange land she is determined to please him. And she knows that when the times comes she must provide an heir, to secure the throne against those who would snatch it away. Rosalind, a commoner skilled in the arts of needlework and embroidery, catches the young queen's attention and a friendship blossoms. But she is unprepared for the dangerous ramifications of winning the queen's favour ... As closeness, and soon love, develops between Ailenor and Henry, so too does her influence on her husband and her power at court. As France and Wales provide constant threat, and England's barons increasingly resent her influence, Ailenor must learn to be ruthless. Who should she encourage her husband to favour? Who can she trust? Caught in a web of treachery and deceit, her choices will define the fate of England. To protect her close friends, and her beloved children, Ailenor, the She-Wolf from Provence, would do, and endure, anything ... 'A gripping tale of a much-maligned queen' - Henrietta Leyser 'Well-researched ... fascinating' - Joanna Courtney READERS LOVE THE NOVELS OF CAROL McGRATH! 'The quality and detail of research stands out' 'A triumph of a novel!' 'Expertly written' 'A cracking tale' 'Laced with subtle tension' 'Fascinating and vivid' If you love THE SILKEN ROSE check out the highly acclaimed MISTRESS CROMWELL, also by Carol McGrath and available now ...

1 MIN2 w ago
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THE SILKEN ROSE by Carol McGrath, read by Jodie Hollie-Anne - Nell

Latest Episodes

I WAS TOLD IT WOULD GET EASIER by Abbi Waxman, read by Emily Rankin - Audiobook extract

When a mother-daughter duo set out on a road trip, the last thing they expect to find along the way is each other... The new, heartfelt and hilarious novel from the bestselling author of THE BOOKISH LIFE OF NINA HILL. Jessica and her daughter Emily are touring colleges. For Jessica, this is going to be the chance to reconnect with the daughter she seems to have lost. But for Emily, it's a preview of freedom, and the chance to explore a new and exciting future. Yet before any of this can happen, their perfectly planned trip is derailed into a series of off-roading misadventures: mother-daughter skiving, skipped mandatory meetings, and a scuffle with the FBI... With seatbelts fastened, physical and emotional baggage safely stowed away, this mother-daughter duo might be ready to hit the road, but are they ready to reconnect to the person sitting next to them?

5 MINjust now
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I WAS TOLD IT WOULD GET EASIER by Abbi Waxman, read by Emily Rankin - Audiobook extract

BESSIE'S WAR by Pamela Evans, read by Annie Aldington - Audiobook extract

A moving and nostalgic saga from Pam Evans, set in London during wartime. Perfect for readers of Katie Flynn, Kitty Neale and Dilly Court. It is autumn 1940 and, as the bombs rain down on London, a close-knit community struggles to survive. Working at the local post office, Bessie Green does her best to keep her customers' spirits up, but when she receives a telegram addressed to her parents, there's nothing she can do to prevent the heartache that lies ahead. Then Bessie hears that eleven-year-old Daisy Mason has been orphaned in a blast, and she's sure that taking Daisy into their home is just what her parents need to help them overcome their grief. At first, Daisy won't settle, then her handsome brother Josh comes back on leave and things look up for all of them. But the war brings further challenges for Bessie and her friends - with more hearts broken and loved-ones lost - before they can dare to dream of a brighter future...

4 MINjust now
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BESSIE'S WAR by Pamela Evans, read by Annie Aldington - Audiobook extract

THE ESCAPE ARTIST by Diane Chamberlain, read by Coleen Marlo - Audiobook extract

From the Sunday Times top ten bestselling author of BIG LIES IN A SMALL TOWN, a gripping novel that asks... What if you can't outrun your past? Susanna Miller loses custody of her eleven-month-old son, Tyler, but rather than turning the little boy over to her ex-husband and his new wife, she goes on the run. She dyes her hair, changes her name and escapes from Boulder, Colorado, leaving behind everyone she knows including Linc Sebastian, the man who has been her best friend since childhood and who knows her better than anyone. Susanna lands in Annapolis, Maryland, alone, frightened, and always looking over her shoulder for someone who might recognize her. Just as she's beginning to feel safe in her new surroundings, she stumbles across information that could save the lives of many people. if she's willing to take it to the police. But going to the authorities means revealing her identity, admitting her guilt and, worst of all, losing her son.

5 MINjust now
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THE ESCAPE ARTIST by Diane Chamberlain, read by Coleen Marlo - Audiobook extract

FIRE AND RAIN by Diane Chamberlain, read by Karen White - Audiobook extract

From the Sunday Times top ten bestselling author of BIG LIES IN A SMALL TOWN, an unputdownable novel that asks... What if the only person you can trust is the last person you should? Valle Rosa, a small drought-weary town in Southern California, is under destruction from deadly wildfires. Into the midst of this crisis rolls a handsome stranger calling himself Jeff Cabrio, who claims he can cure the town's troubles by making it rain. But Cabrio's entrance into the community brings more than just potential rain, and it's not long before the residents' interests turn from the weather to their mysterious neighbour. For tragedy-afflicted sculptress Mia Tanner, Cabrio unearths old wounds and new loves. For struggling journalist Carmen Perez, Cabrio brings the possibility of revitalizing her career by uncovering the truth about him. And former major-league player Chris Garrett is offered the chance to come to terms with the demise of his career as a professional baseball pitcher. As three lives become irrevocably entwined, it's not long before each is forced to face the ghosts of their past.

4 MINjust now
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FIRE AND RAIN by Diane Chamberlain, read by Karen White - Audiobook extract

SECRET LIVES by Diane Chamberlain, read by Johanna Parker - Audiobook extract

From the Sunday Times top ten bestselling author of BIG LIES IN A SMALL TOWN, a page-turning novel that asks... How far would you go to keep your secret safe? Disillusioned actress Eden Riley leaves a life of Los Angeles glamour, and a broken marriage, to return to her mother's childhood home in rural Virginia. Eden is full of questions about her mother, a famous children's author who died when Eden was very young. On her search for answers, Eden meets the handsome, yet mysterious, Ben Alexander, an archaeologist and friend of her uncle. But Ben has his own demons, and a secret that threatens to destroy their newfound happiness. Eden must make a heart-breaking decision, as she struggles to lay the ghosts of the past to rest and come to terms with her own future.

4 MIN1 w ago
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SECRET LIVES by Diane Chamberlain, read by Johanna Parker - Audiobook extract

REFLECTION by Diane Chamberlain, read by Erin Bennett - Audiobook extract

From the Sunday Times top ten bestselling author of BIG LIES IN A SMALL TOWN, a compelling novel that asks... What if the person you trusted most was hiding something from you? Twenty years ago, a terrible tragedy shattered the tranquillity of the small Pennsylvania Dutch town of Reflection. The residents of the village have never forgiven the one woman they blamed for what happened - Rachel Huber. After the incident, Rachel left the town and cut off all ties there. But when Rachel receives the news that her estranged grandmother, Helen, is ill and needs her care, she returns to Reflection. On arrival she discovers that the town has not forgotten the past and amongst the hostility and gossip, Rachel is forced to seek out old allies and new passions. Soon she finds an unlikely advocate in her grandmother, who surprises her with her wise counsel and rare strength. Rachel comes to realize that they are both trying to overcome the past, and in doing so brings private guilt and concealed secrets into the light.

5 MIN1 w ago
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REFLECTION by Diane Chamberlain, read by Erin Bennett - Audiobook extract

THE LION'S DEN by Katherine St. John, read by Christine Lakin - Audiobook extract

Six friends on a luxury yacht. Only five are coming back... A dream vacation turns deadly in this pulse-pounding, twisting revenge thriller set on the Riviera about dark female friendships. Do you dare step on board The Lion's Den? Belle likes to think herself immune to the dizzying effects of fabulous wealth. But when her best friend Summer invites her on a glamorous girls' getaway to the Mediterranean aboard her billionaire boyfriend's yacht, the only sensible answer is yes. Belle hopes the trip will be a much-needed break from her stalled acting career and uniquely humiliating waitressing job, but once aboard the luxurious yacht The Lion's Den it becomes clear that all is not as it seems. The dream vacation quickly becomes a nightmare as Belle and the handful of other girlfriends Summer has invited are treated more like prisoners than guests by their controlling host, and Belle comes to see Summer for what she truly is: a vicious gold digger who will stop at nothing to get what s...

4 MIN2 w ago
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THE LION'S DEN by Katherine St. John, read by Christine Lakin - Audiobook extract

THE SILKEN ROSE by Carol McGrath, read by Jodie Hollie-Anne - The beginning

They called her the She-Wolf From Provence. She'd shape the destiny of England ... 'Powerful, gripping and beautifully told . . . will resonate with the #MeToo generation' - Kate Furnivall, author of The Liberation 'A feast for the senses and highly recommended' - Deborah Swift, author of Pleasing Mr Pepys Fans of Alison Weir, Anne O'Brien and Philippa Gregory, will devour this compelling new novel, starring one of English history's most fierce and courageous forgotten heroines! 1236. Ailenor of Provence, cultured and intelligent, is only thirteen when she meets her new husband, Henry III of England. A foreign and friendless princess in a strange land she is determined to please him. And she knows that when the times comes she must provide an heir, to secure the throne against those who would snatch it away. Rosalind, a commoner skilled in the arts of needlework and embroidery, catches the young queen's attention and a friendship blossoms. But she is unprepared for the dangerous ramifications of winning the queen's favour ... As closeness, and soon love, develops between Ailenor and Henry, so too does her influence on her husband and her power at court. As France and Wales provide constant threat, and England's barons increasingly resent her influence, Ailenor must learn to be ruthless. Who should she encourage her husband to favour? Who can she trust? Caught in a web of treachery and deceit, her choices will define the fate of England. To protect her close friends, and her beloved children, Ailenor, the She-Wolf from Provence, would do, and endure, anything ... 'A gripping tale of a much-maligned queen' - Henrietta Leyser 'Well-researched ... fascinating' - Joanna Courtney READERS LOVE THE NOVELS OF CAROL McGRATH! 'The quality and detail of research stands out' 'A triumph of a novel!' 'Expertly written' 'A cracking tale' 'Laced with subtle tension' 'Fascinating and vivid' If you love THE SILKEN ROSE check out the highly acclaimed MISTRESS CROMWELL, also by Carol McGrath and available now ...

1 MIN2 w ago
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THE SILKEN ROSE by Carol McGrath, read by Jodie Hollie-Anne - The beginning

THE SILKEN ROSE by Carol McGrath, read by Jodie Hollie-Anne - Audio Extract

They called her the She-Wolf From Provence. She'd shape the destiny of England ... 'Powerful, gripping and beautifully told . . . will resonate with the #MeToo generation' - Kate Furnivall, author of The Liberation 'A feast for the senses and highly recommended' - Deborah Swift, author of Pleasing Mr Pepys Fans of Alison Weir, Anne O'Brien and Philippa Gregory, will devour this compelling new novel, starring one of English history's most fierce and courageous forgotten heroines! 1236. Ailenor of Provence, cultured and intelligent, is only thirteen when she meets her new husband, Henry III of England. A foreign and friendless princess in a strange land she is determined to please him. And she knows that when the times comes she must provide an heir, to secure the throne against those who would snatch it away. Rosalind, a commoner skilled in the arts of needlework and embroidery, catches the young queen's attention and a friendship blossoms. But she is unprepared for the dangerous ramifications of winning the queen's favour ... As closeness, and soon love, develops between Ailenor and Henry, so too does her influence on her husband and her power at court. As France and Wales provide constant threat, and England's barons increasingly resent her influence, Ailenor must learn to be ruthless. Who should she encourage her husband to favour? Who can she trust? Caught in a web of treachery and deceit, her choices will define the fate of England. To protect her close friends, and her beloved children, Ailenor, the She-Wolf from Provence, would do, and endure, anything ... 'A gripping tale of a much-maligned queen' - Henrietta Leyser 'Well-researched ... fascinating' - Joanna Courtney READERS LOVE THE NOVELS OF CAROL McGRATH! 'The quality and detail of research stands out' 'A triumph of a novel!' 'Expertly written' 'A cracking tale' 'Laced with subtle tension' 'Fascinating and vivid' If you love THE SILKEN ROSE check out the highly acclaimed MISTRESS CROMWELL, also by Carol McGrath and available now ...

1 MIN2 w ago
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THE SILKEN ROSE by Carol McGrath, read by Jodie Hollie-Anne - Audio Extract

THE SILKEN ROSE by Carol McGrath, read by Jodie Hollie-Anne - Nell

They called her the She-Wolf From Provence. She'd shape the destiny of England ... 'Powerful, gripping and beautifully told . . . will resonate with the #MeToo generation' - Kate Furnivall, author of The Liberation 'A feast for the senses and highly recommended' - Deborah Swift, author of Pleasing Mr Pepys Fans of Alison Weir, Anne O'Brien and Philippa Gregory, will devour this compelling new novel, starring one of English history's most fierce and courageous forgotten heroines! 1236. Ailenor of Provence, cultured and intelligent, is only thirteen when she meets her new husband, Henry III of England. A foreign and friendless princess in a strange land she is determined to please him. And she knows that when the times comes she must provide an heir, to secure the throne against those who would snatch it away. Rosalind, a commoner skilled in the arts of needlework and embroidery, catches the young queen's attention and a friendship blossoms. But she is unprepared for the dangerous ramifications of winning the queen's favour ... As closeness, and soon love, develops between Ailenor and Henry, so too does her influence on her husband and her power at court. As France and Wales provide constant threat, and England's barons increasingly resent her influence, Ailenor must learn to be ruthless. Who should she encourage her husband to favour? Who can she trust? Caught in a web of treachery and deceit, her choices will define the fate of England. To protect her close friends, and her beloved children, Ailenor, the She-Wolf from Provence, would do, and endure, anything ... 'A gripping tale of a much-maligned queen' - Henrietta Leyser 'Well-researched ... fascinating' - Joanna Courtney READERS LOVE THE NOVELS OF CAROL McGRATH! 'The quality and detail of research stands out' 'A triumph of a novel!' 'Expertly written' 'A cracking tale' 'Laced with subtle tension' 'Fascinating and vivid' If you love THE SILKEN ROSE check out the highly acclaimed MISTRESS CROMWELL, also by Carol McGrath and available now ...

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THE SILKEN ROSE by Carol McGrath, read by Jodie Hollie-Anne - Nell
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