The Queen’s Lady

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What to expect

‘This well-researched novel draws you straight into the heart of this engaging story.’ My Weekly

Praise for Joanna Hickson

‘Intriguing… told with confidence’ The Times

‘Rich and warm’ Sunday Express


Can she tread a dangerous line between love and duty?

Raven-haired and fiercely independent, Joan Guildford has always remained true to herself. As lady-in-waiting and confidante to Queen Elizabeth, wife of Henry VII, Joan understands royal patronage is vital if she and her husband, Sir Richard, are to thrive in the volatile atmosphere of court life.But Tudor England is in mourning following the death of the Prince of Wales, and within a year, the queen herself. With Prince Henry now heir to the throne, the court murmurs with the sound of conspiracy. Is the entire Tudor project now at stake or can young Henry secure the dynasty?

Drawn into the heart of the crisis, Joan’s own life is in turmoil, and her future far from secure. She faces a stark choice – be true to her heart and risk everything, or play the dutiful servant and watch her dreams wither and die. For Joan, and for Henry’s Kingdom, everything is at stake…

Praise for Joanna Hickson:

‘Bewitching’
Woman & Home

‘Evocative’
Woman’s Weekly

‘A great tale’ Conn Iggulden

‘Thoroughly engrossing’
The Lady

Drawn into the heart of the crisis, Joan’s own life is in turmoil, and her future far from secure. She faces a stark choice – be true to her heart and risk everything, or play the dutiful servant and watch her dreams wither and die. For Joan, and for Henry’s Kingdom, everything is at stake…

Praise for Joanna Hickson:

‘Bewitching’
Woman & Home

‘Evocative’
Woman’s Weekly

‘A great tale’ Conn Iggulden

‘Thoroughly engrossing’
The Lady

Critics Review


  • Praise for Joanna Hickson:

    An intriguing tale, told with confidenceThe Times

    Bewitching . . . alive with historical detailGood Housekeeping

    Bewitching … the characters and the narrative work seamlessly together.’ Woman & Home

    Evocative … well-researched’ Woman’s Weekly

    Excellent’ Carol McGrath author of The Handfasted Wife

    A great book… loving it!’ Joanna Courtney, author of The Chosen Queen

    ‘A great tale… the golden thread that led to the crown of England’ Conn Iggulden

    Rich and WarmSunday Express

    Colourful and vivid‘ Elizabeth Chadwick

    ‘A big-hearted and engrossing novel.’ Elizabeth Freemantle

    Thoroughly engrossingThe Lady

    A gripping and emotional story’ Woman

    ‘I couldn’t have been more rivetedFor Winter Nights blog

    ‘Well written, well researched and utterly captivating‘ 5*Netgalley review

    ‘I found it very difficult to put down‘ 5*Netgalley review

    A most enjoyable read‘ 5*Netgalley review

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