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The Traitor's Wife: A Novel of the Reign of Edward II Book Review Summary

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In fourteenth-century England, Eleanor de Clare, favorite niece of King Edward II and lady-in-waiting to Queen Isabella, experiences the tumult of her beloved uncle's reign firsthand, beginning with the death of her brother-in-law, Piers Gaveston, at the hands of the kingdom's leading earls.

The ill-fated Battle of Bannockburn leaves Eleanor a wealthy woman, fueling the unbridled ambition of her unscrupulous husband, Hugh le Despenser. But Hugh makes a powerful enemy--the queen herself.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   distant past/middle ages Life of a profession:    -   king/queen/royalty Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   wealthy Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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