Brief Gaudy Hour

ISBN: 9781402219825

By: Margaret Campbell Barnes

Published: 03/01/2008

The Timeless Story of History’s Most Intriguing Heroine

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The enigmatic Anne Boleyn comes to life in this charming, brilliant portrayal by acclaimed British novelist Margaret Campbell Barnes.

The infamous love of King Henry VIII and the mother of Queen Elizabeth I, Anne Boleyn undertook a rocky journey from innocent courtier to powerful Queen of England. A meticulous researcher, Margaret Campbell Barnes immerses readers in this intrigue and in the lush, glittery world of the Tudor Court. The beauty and charms of Anne Boleyn bewitched the most powerful man in the world, King Henry VIII, but her resourcefulness and cleverness were not enough to stop the malice of her enemies. Her swift rise to power quickly became her own undoing.

The author brings to light Boleyn’s humanity and courage, giving an intimate look at a young woman struggling to find her own way in a world dominated by men and adversaries.

About the Author

Margaret Campbell Campbell Barnes

New York Times bestseller Margaret Campbell Barnes, now deceased, wrote several historical novels, including Brief Gaudy Hour, My Lady of Cleves, King’s Fool, The Tudor Rose, Within the Hollow Crown, With All My Heart, Isabel the Fair, The King’s Bed, Lady on the Coin, and Mary of Carisbrooke. Her novels have sold more than 2 million copies worldwide.



Excerpt from Chapter 1

NAN! NAN! COME IN and be fitted for your new dresses to go to Court!”
“Nan! Come and answer your father’s letter.”
“Nan, child, don’t stand toute égar...

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“The narrative is beautiful and the history of the court and the people are very intriguing.” - Ramblings on Romance

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Format: eBook PDF

Length: 8 in
Width: 5.25 in
Weight: 0.00 oz
Page Count: 400 pages


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