A Secret Alchemy: A Novel
Publish date: June 2nd 2009
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
3.5 starsI really liked the portrayal of both Elizabeth and Antony. They’re both usually the villains and power-greedy people and it was refreshing to see them in another light. Antony’s story begins when he is taken to Pontefract Castle and knows he is being executed there. Elizabeth is in Bermonds...
Una Pryor returns to England to settle her affairs, as well as the fate of her family's old home and printing business The Chantry, the cousins are torn whether to sell or to preserve it and it's long history. Interspersed with Una's story is that of Anthony and Elizabeth Woodville as they reflect b...
An absorbing book - followed 3 threads: Elisabeth Woodville from the time of her first marriage, Her brother Anthony as he travelled towards his execution, and a "modern" (somewhere in the 1990's) story. This is probably the most sympathetic treatment of Elisabeth I've read, and certainly one that g...
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