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The Star of Lancaster (Plantagenet Saga, Book 11)

Plaidy, Jean

Published by G.P Putnam, 1982
ISBN 10: 0399127585 / ISBN 13: 9780399127588
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Title: The Star of Lancaster (Plantagenet Saga, ...

Publisher: G.P Putnam

Publication Date: 1982

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition


Collectible out-of-print 1st Printing. COMPLETELY UNMARKED, FINE Hardcover in VERY GOOD, Priced DJ. 1982 G.O. Putnam Stated 1st Edition,1st Printing. NOT AN X-LIBRARY BOOK or REMAINDER. Buy only from booksellers who fully describe their books, including any flaws; avoid unpleasant surprises. DJ is immaculate, fully intact and shows light SHELFWEAR ; one repaired tear on bottom of front cover, some light edgewear with several tiny repaired tears. There are small faint stains on inside of DJ (which must be removed and turned inside out for these stains to be visible). DJ is handsome in a complimentary, clear archival-quality cover (easily removable). Book is Fresh, Immaculate, Completely Unmarked; no remainder marks on book edge; no bookseller stamps or stickers; no x-library detritus; no internal markings of any kind. Text block is clean, square and tight. Blue paper-covered boards with blue spine and gilt spine titles are in FINE condition; boards are square, immaculate. Spine, text block, corners, binding and endpapers are all Impeccable. Pages are fresh, crisp, white, bright with no signs of age yellowing and there are no soiled, damaged, creased, loose or missing pages. Very NICE copy suitable as a gift or for a collection. Book is wrapped professionally (not using old newspapers, plastic supermarket bags, reused envelopes, trash bag liners) and shipped in new, custom box with special protective padding. Ships usually within 48 hours. Email confirm mailed promptly with postal tracking information. Bookseller Inventory # 0819J980834

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Synopsis: Richard the Second is losing his hold on the crown and Henry of Bolingbroke, previously exiled by the king, returns to England to claim it. Richard is deposed and dies mysteriously, murdered some say on the orders of Bolingbroke, now King Henry the Fourth. But Henry finds the crown harder to hold onto than it was to win. He is beset by enemies, hampered by disease, and concerned about the rebellious behaviour of his son. Dominating the court and with his eye on the crown is Harry of Monmouth, whose reckless conduct in low-class taverns with his crony Sir John Oldcastle causes scandal.When the king dies, Harry became King Henry the Fifth, and the change is dramatic for both him and Oldcastle. The licentious youth becomes a great king, and Oldcastle, the rake, turns into a religious reformer. Oldcastle dies a martyr and Harry becomes the conquering hero of Agincourt. The Star of Lancaster is in the ascendant. Harry has brought France to her knees and married her princess. It seems that the long war was at an end. But a greater enemy than the French awaits Harry...

About the Author: 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.

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