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Philippa Gregory - Our Lady of the Rivers
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Paul Ferguson
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 Posted: Fri Dec 16th, 2011 05:18 pm
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"Descended from Melusina, the river goddess, Jacquetta has always had the gift of second sight. As a child visiting her uncle, she meets his prisoner, Joan of Arc, and sees her own power reflected in the young woman accused of witchcraft, before Joan is taken to a horrific death at the hands of the English rulers of France.

Married to the Duke of Bedford, English Regent of France, Jacquetta is introduced by him to a mysterious world of learning and alchemy. Her only friend in the great household is the Duke’s squire, Richard Woodville, who is at her side when the Duke’s death leaves her a wealthy young widow. The two become lovers and marry in secret, returning to England to serve at the court of the young King Henry VI, where Jacquetta becomes a close and loyal friend to his new queen."


http://www.philippagregory.com/book/philippa-gregory-the-lady-of-the-rivers-2/

http://www.aol.com/video/philippa-gregory-talks-about-alchemy/517162068/

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 Posted: Sat Dec 17th, 2011 02:46 pm
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Also an interesting interview at:
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/books/la-ca-philippa-gregory-20111218,0,7010108.story

Refers to her doctorate and to research sha had to do in alchemy, Tarot, etc.

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 Posted: Sat Dec 17th, 2011 04:05 pm
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Apologies. I seem to have given the title of this book an unintended Marian twist - the correct title is 'The Lady of the Rivers'.

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