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Innocent Traitor

A Novel of Lady Jane Grey

by Alison Weir

Innocent Traitor
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  • Published in USA  Feb 2007
    416 pages
    Genre: Historical Fiction

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Historical expertise marries page-turning fiction in Alison Weir’s enthralling debut novel, breathing new life into one of the most significant and tumultuous periods of the English monarchy. It is the story of Lady Jane Grey–“the Nine Days’ Queen”–a fifteen-year-old girl who unwittingly finds herself at the center of the religious and civil unrest that nearly toppled the fabled House of Tudor during the sixteenth century.

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"An impressive debut. Weir shows skill at plotting and maintaining tension, and she is clearly going to be a major player in the . . . historical fiction game." - The Independent.

"A brilliantly vivid and psychologically astute novel." - Booklist.

"Weir tries to weave a conspiratorial web with Jane caught at the center, but the ever-changing perspectives prove unwieldy." - PW.

"An affecting portrayal." - Kirkus.

Note: Alison Weir is the New York Times bestselling author of a number of historical biographies. This is her first work of fiction.

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