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Mary of Carisbrooke

ISBN: 9781402255953

By: Margaret Campbell Barnes

Published: 04/12/2011

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“Margaret Campbell Barnes has been one of the most reliable of England’s historical novelists.” —Chicago Tribune A Girl, A King, and the castle that changed them both Forever... Charles I, king of England, thought that Carisbrooke Castle would be safe, an Isle of Wight refuge far from the madding crowd of Cromwell. But Charles ran straight into the arms of betrayal, his retreat morphing to prison and his allies few and far between. Mary, a quiet servant girl in awe of her king and country, vaults into intrigue and danger as she helps to plot the king’s escape. A moving story of royal hopes and misfortunes, Mary of Carisbrooke is at its heart the tale of a charming girl who is as romantic and alluring as she is smart and bold. Loyal to herself and to the Crown, Mary’s brush with history reveals just how quickly fate can shift the paths of power. Praise for Margaret Campbell Barnes “Barnes vividly depicts Anne’s hopes and fears in an age where royal marriages were brokered like a cattle fair, and beheading could befall even a Queen.” —Publishers Weekly on Brief Gaudy Hour “Rich in detail and flows beautifully, letting readers escape into Anne’s court and country life. It is a must read for those who love exploring the dynamic relationships of Henry VIII and his wives.” —Historical Novels Review on My Lady of Cleves

About the Author

Margaret Campbell Barnes

Margaret Campbell Barnes lived from 1891 to 1962. She was the youngest of ten children born into a happy, loving family in Victorian England. She grew up in the Sussex countryside, and was educated at small private schools in London and Paris. Margaret was already a published writer when she married Peter, a furniture salesman, in 1917. Over the next twenty years a steady stream of short stories and verse appeared over her name (and several noms de plume) in leading English periodicals of the time, Windsor, London, Quiver, and others. Later, Margaret’s agents, Curtis Brown Ltd, encouraged her to try her hand at historical novels. Between 1944 and 1962 Margaret wrote ten historical novels. Many of these were bestsellers, book club selections, and translated into foreign editions. Between World Wars I and II Margaret and Peter brought up two sons, Michael and John. In August 1944, Michael, a lieutenant in the Royal Armoured Corps, was killed in his tank, in the Allied advance from Caen to Falaise in Normandy. Margaret and Peter grieved terribly the rest of their lives. Glimpses of Michael shine through in each of Margaret’s later novels. In 1945 Margaret bought a small thatched cottage on the Isle of Wight, off England’s south coast. It had at one time been a smuggler’s cottage. But to Margaret it was a special place in which to recover the spirit and carry on writing. And write she did. All together, over two million copies of Margaret Campbell Barnes’s historical novels have been sold worldwide.

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This book was written with a sympathetic view of the King in mind.

Besides being a gripping story that kept me on the edge of my seat, I loved Mary.

A beautifully written tale bl...

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Specs

Format: Paperback

Dimensions
Length: 8 in
Width: 5.25 in
Weight: 12.72 oz
Page Count: 352 pages

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