The Wise Woman


  • Original language: English
  • Genre: Historical
  • Year published: 1992
  • Book file uploaded by: FineB, on the May 10th, 2018
  • Book file read: 315 times
  • Rating: 10/10

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  • FineB
    Publisher: Harper Collins
    Year of edition: 2002
    Language: English
    Rating: 10

    One of the best historical writers of modern times, Philippa Gregory has written ‘The Wise Woman,’ set in Tudor England at the time of Henry VIII’s reign.

    Alys, a young girl joins a nunnery to escape hardship and poverty. However, she finds herself destitute when the nunnery is burnt when the nunnery is burnt by anti papists acting on behalf of the King.

    Falling in love with a young feudal lord she finds herself living at court armed with her beauty, feminine guile and spiritual powers to survive. However, the penalty for witchcraft is hanging.

    An excellent novel Philippa Gregory has shown why she is one of the modern queens of historical novel writing in this vivid, interesting and spellbinding story of a young girl having to survive in Tudor England on all that the good Lord has given her in a male dominated society.

    Read it for it is a fascinating story.

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