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Isabella and Ferdinand rule over a newly united Spain, steadfast in their determination to build the powerful state they have always dreamed of. During the final years of Isabella’s reign, Ferdinand looks to his daughters to further his ambitions, but his wife finds herself torn between his brilliant plans and her love for her children. As events unfold, the sovereigns begin to feel that there must be a curse on the royal house – misfortune strikes at the heart of their family and tragedy after tragedy befalls the Daughter of Spain. The infanta Isabella is left a broken-hearted widow; Juana is driven to devastating madness by her husband’s philandering; and Catalina leaves her devoted family, destined to become Katharine of Aragon, wife to Henry VIII and Queen of England...
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Jean Plaidy, one of the preeminent authors of historical fiction for most of the twentieth century, is the pen name of the prolific English author Eleanor Hibbert, also know as Victoria Holt. Jean Plaidy's novels had sold more than 14 million copies worldwide by the time of her death in 1993.Review:
"Her novels are still very much to be enjoyed ... Any writer who can both educate and thrill a reader of any age deserves to be remembered and find new fans ... One only has to look at the TV/Media to see that the appetite for this kind of writing is still very much there" * Matt Bates, WHSmith Travel * "Jean Plaidy doesn't just write the history, she makes it come alive." * Julia Moffat, RNA * "Full-blooded, dramatic, exciting" * Observer * "Jean Plaidy conveys the texture of various patches of the past with such rich complexity" * Guardian * "Outstanding" * Vanity Fair *
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