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Written by Livi Michael

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Rebellion Synopsis

'Fine, taut writing . . . packs an emotional punch' - The Times Margaret Beaufort and Margaret of Anjou - two women who will stop at nothing to place their sons on the English throne. In exile in France with her young son Prince Edward, Margaret of Anjou at last gives up on promises of aid by King Louis and sets sail for England. There, she will return her husband Henry to the throne - and ensure young Edward will be its heir. Meanwhile, Margaret Beaufort, separated from her son Henry of Richmond when he was an infant, sees the unrest surrounding the Lancastrian defeat as her chance to finally get him back. But the steps she takes to return her son imperil the kingdom and the throne's current occupant - King Edward IV. With rebellions tearing the country apart, how far will each woman go to further the interests of their sons? And who can stand in their way?

Rebellion Press Reviews

Fine, taut writing . . . packs an emotional punch. * The Times * A gripping read full of historical detail * Woman Magazine * Praise for Succession: * - * Livi Michael invests intimate and poignant humanity into the personal tragedies of an era wrought with conflict and terror -- Elizabeth Fremantle, author of The Queen's Gambit Has the colour and power of the best of the chronicles * Sunday Times * Lively . . . Michael paints the Middle Ages in spare and elegant prose * New York Times Book Review * Portrayed beautifully, honestly * Historical Novel Review *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780241966709
Publication date: 13th August 2015
Author: Livi Michael
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 368 pages

About Livi Michael

Livi Michael has published five novels for adults: Succession, published in 2014; Under a Thin Moon which won the Arthur Welton award in 1992; Their Angel Reach which won the Faber prize in 1995; All the Dark Air (1997) which was shortlisted for the Mind Award; and Inheritance, which won a Society of Authors award. Livi has two sons and lives in Greater Manchester. She teaches creative writing at the Manchester Metropolitan University and has been a senior lecturer in creative writing at Sheffield Hallam University.

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