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Jean Plaidy

Eleanor Hibbert (1 September 1906 - 19 January 1993) was an English author who combined imagination with facts to bring history alive through novels of fiction and romance. She was a prolific writer who published several books a year in different literary genres, each genre under a different pen name: Jean Plaidy for fictionalized history of European royalty; Victoria Holt for gothic romances, and Philippa Carr for a multi-generational family saga. A literary split personality, she also wrote light romances, crime novels, murder mysteries and thrillers under the names Eleanor Burford, Elbur Ford, Kathleen Kellow, Anna Percival, and Ellalice Tate.

In 1989, the Romance Writers of America gave her the Golden Treasure award in recognition of her significant contributions to the romance genre. By the time of her death, she had written more than 200 books that worldwide sold more than 100 million copies in 20 languages. She continues to be a widely borrowed author among lending libraries. Her popular works of historical fiction are appreciated by readers and critics alike for their accuracy, quality of writing, and attention to detail.
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    • The Captive Queen of Scots

    • By: Jean Plaidy
    • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
    • Length: 17 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Scotland has been torn apart by civil war, and the young and passionate Catholic Mary Queen of Scots is in the hands of her enemies....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • And Her Soul Yearned to be Free

    • By Moragne on 08-02-10

    Regular price: $25.75

    • The Lady in the Tower

    • By: Jean Plaidy
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 16 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    One of history's most complex and alluring women, Anne Boleyn was irresistible to kings and commoners alike....

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    • Lady in the tower. I loved it.

    • By Carole on 03-02-09

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    • The King's Secret Matter

    • By: Jean Plaidy
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
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    The 12-year marriage of Henry and Katharine has declined from an idyllic union into an uneasy stalemate....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not much of a secret

    • By Moragne on 08-02-10

    Regular price: $23.07

    • The Shadow of the Pomegranate

    • By: Jean Plaidy
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 40
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    The bittersweet true story of young King Henry and his dear Kate, who wanted only to please her beloved husband but seemed thwarted at every turn....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It looms over her

    • By Moragne on 07-30-10

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    • Katharine, the Virgin Widow

    • A Novel
    • By: Jean Plaidy
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
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    In the eyes of the world, Katharine of Aragon was a precious object to be disposed of for the glory of Spain....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Long and Oriental

    • By Pam H on 10-01-08

    Regular price: $18.16

    • Royal Road to Fotheringay

    • By: Jean Plaidy
    • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
    • Length: 14 hrs and 50 mins
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    Widowed at 18 years old, Mary is once again forced to leave her home to return to Scotland. Now a Catholic queen in a Protestant country, Mary must rule with caution and choose her next husband prudently....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Really Enjoyed it

    • By Louise on 10-05-09

    Regular price: $29.20

    • The Queen's Husband

    • By: Jean Plaidy
    • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
    • Length: 14 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Victoria and Albert have been destined for one another since birth....

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    • Louis the Well-Beloved

    • By: Jean Plaidy
    • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
    • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
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    France eagerly awaits the day the young king, Louis XV, comes of age and breaks free from the rule of his ministers....

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    • The Captive of Kensington Palace

    • By: Jean Plaidy
    • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
    • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
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    The young Princess Victoria, strictly confined within the boundaries of Kensington Palace, is being moulded for her awesome future as Queen of England....

    Regular price: $16.09

    • The Plantagenet Prelude

    • By: Jean Plaidy
    • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
    • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When William X dies, the duchy of Aquitaine is left to his 15-year-old daughter, Eleanor....

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