Tuesday, 12 February 2013

The Queen's Secret US edition: beautiful cover!

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I was thrilled yesterday to receive a package from New York: advance copies of the US edition of The Queen's Secret: a novel of the Tudor Court.

This is being published by Berkley, Penguin USA, and I have high hopes of building a new Tudor readership in the States with this stunningly beautiful book. The majority of readers of this blog are from the US, which indicates a high level of interest in my Tudor series already.

This edition of The Queen's Secret is a pleasure to hold; not just lavish and rich images on the front and back covers, but a lovely feel to the paperback itself. The inside print is also very clear and clean. A real treasure of a book!

July, 1575: Elizabeth I, Queen of England, arrives at Kenilworth Castle—home of Robert Dudley, the Earl of Leicester. Leicester, who has long had ambitions to marry the Queen, knows this may be his very last chance to persuade her to marry him. Toward this end, the hopeful earl has organized a lavish week of music, dancing, and fireworks.

Despite his attachment to the Queen and his driving ambition to be her King, Leicester is unable to resist the seductive wiles of Lettice, wife of the Earl of Essex—and the queen’s own cousin. Soon whispers of their relationship start spreading through the court. Enraged by their growing intimacy, Elizabeth employs Lucy Morgan, a young African singer and court entertainer, to spy on the adulterous lovers.

But Lucy, who was raised by a spy in London, uncovers far more than she bargains for. For someone at Kenilworth is plotting to kill the queen. No longer able to tell friend from foe, it is soon not only the queen who is in mortal danger—but Lucy herself…

Read more about The Queen's Secret at the Penguin USA site.


  1. I like the cover too, it's rich in the colors I gravitate to naturally.

  2. Yes, I love them too. Very dramatic and striking. Vx


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