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A Secret Alchemy

A Secret Alchemy

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The cruel fate of the Princes in the Tower is one of the most fascinating--and most troubling--of all England's historical murder mysteries. But what was the truth behind the deaths of the young Edward V and his brother, Dickon, taken from their mother, Elizabeth Woodville, King Edward IV's beautiful widow, and their guardian, Anthony Woodville? And what about the man who would become King Richard III?

In a brilliant feat of historical daring, the acclaimed author of The Mathematics of Love reimagines the tragedy of the youngest victims of the Wars of the Roses. Through the voices of Elizabeth, Anthony, and Una--a historian who herself knows grief, betrayal, and secret love--Emma Darwin re-creates the lethal power struggles into which the boys were born, their heart-wrenching imprisonment, and the ultimate betrayal of their innocence.

Author: Emma Darwin
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Published: 06/02/2009
Pages: 448
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.74lbs
Size: 8.02h x 5.36w x 1.10d
ISBN: 9780061714726

Review Citation(s):
Library Journal 05/01/2009 pg. 70
Publishers Weekly 05/04/2009 pg. 36

About the Author
Darwin, Emma: -

Emma Darwin studied drama and theatre arts at Birmingham University and then worked in academic publishing before turning to photography and writing. A great-great-granddaughter of Charles Darwin and his wife, Emma Wedgwood, Emma now lives in London with her two children. The author of The Mathematics of Love, she is finishing a Ph.D. in creative writing at Goldsmiths College.

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