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A Secret Alchemy: A Novel

Authors: Darwin, Emma
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
BISAC/Subject: FIC027050, FIC014000, FIC000000, FIC019000
ISBN: 9780061882210, Related ISBNs: 0061882216, 9780061714726, 9780061882210
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 448,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis:

The cruel fate of the Princes in the Tower is one of the most fascinating—and most troubling—of all England's historical murder mysteries. But what was the truth behind the deaths of the young Edward V and his brother, Dickon, taken from their mother, Elizabeth Woodville, King Edward IV's beautiful widow, and their guardian, Anthony Woodville? And what about the man who would become King Richard III?

In a brilliant feat of historical daring, the acclaimed author of The Mathematics of Love reimagines the tragedy of the youngest victims of the Wars of the Roses. Through the voices of Elizabeth, Anthony, and Una—a historian who herself knows grief, betrayal, and secret love—Emma Darwin re-creates the lethal power struggles into which the boys were born, their heart-wrenching imprisonment, and the ultimate betrayal of their innocence.

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