Troubador The Queen's Spy

Released: 28/07/2018

ISBN: 9781789014440

Format: Paperback

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The Queen's Spy


Paris 1325. Margaret has been a widow for eleven years and doesn't expect a second chance at happiness. When it comes she seizes it with both hands. While Edward II's queen, Isabella, plots vengeance on the man who has taken her place at her husband's side, Margaret's cousin, Roger Mortimer, arrives in Paris.

Mortimer is the king's most dangerous enemy and is soon sharing lodgings with the queen. Back in England Margaret and her new husband watch in horror as Isabella and Mortimer seize power in the name of the king's 14-year old son. Imprisonment, abdication and death follow and in the ensuing turmoil Margaret uncovers a dangerous secret. But she doesn't know who is a friend and who is an enemy, or where her husband's loyalties lie.

Set in the French king's magnificent palaces and also the claustrophobic confines of the English court, The Queen's Spy tells the story of a deceit forged in the fires of treason and betrayal where no-one can be trusted and love will not protect you from the sins of the past.

A review by Kaycee of the ebook on Kindle.

Firstly, I’m declaring an interest: I’ve known Caroline since we joined the same creative writing course in 2009. We both belong to a small group of writers who have met weekly since. So you’d expect me to give The Fair Maid of Kent five stars, right? Well, I’ve seen Caroline master the craft of novel writing over the years. She is one of the most widely-read people I know, and it shows in her work. This is a great story, thoroughly researched, and told beautifully. You’ll really want to know ‘what happens next?’ at every turn of the page. Five stars is my honest rating.

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Caroline Newark

Caroline was born in Northern Ireland to English parents and studied law at the University of Southampton. She has a background in early years education and dairy farming and spent two years in Ghana teaching science.

In 2011 she began the mammoth project of writing 21 books about the lives of the women in her mother's family tree.

She has two daughters and five grandchildren and lives in Somerset with her husband. When not writing she enjoys walking and doing crosswords.

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