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Learwife (Hardback)

By Thorp, J. R.

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Inspired by Shakespeare's King Lear, this breathtaking debut novel tells the story of the most famous woman ever written out of literary history. I am the queen of two crowns, banished fifteen years, the famed and gilded woman, bad-luck baleful girl, mother of three small animals..., now gone. I am fifty-five years old. I am Lear's wife. I am here. Word has come. Care-bent King Lear is dead, driven mad and betrayed. His three daughters too, broken in battle. But someone has survived: Lear's queen. Exiled to a nunnery years ago, written out of history, her name forgotten. Now she can tell her story. Though her grief and rage may threaten to crack the earth open, she knows she must seek answers. Why was she sent away in shame and disgrace? What has happened to Kent, her oldest friend and ally? And what will become of her now, in this place of women? To find peace she must reckon with her past and make a terrible choice - one upon which her destiny, and that of the entire abbey, rests. Giving unforgettable voice to a woman whose absence has been a tantalising mystery, Learwife is a breathtaking novel of loss, renewal and how history bleeds into the present.
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ISBN 9781643138237
Publisher Pegasus Books
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781643138237
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 10-15 working days
Publisher Pegasus Books
Imprint Pegasus Books
Publication Country
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Thorp, J. R.
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 160mm
Height: 231mm
Spine: 36mm
Dewey Code 823.92
Weight 544g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Widows, Kings and rulers, Queens, Inheritance and succession, Exiles
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade