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Godiva - A Novel

Nicole Galland

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Description:

From the author of The Fool's Tale comes a brilliantly crafted retelling of the legend of Lady Godiva According to legend, Lady Godiva lifted the unfair taxation of her people by her husband, Leofric, Earl of Mercia, by riding through the streets of Coventry wearing only a smile. It's a story that's kept tongues wagging for nearly a thousand years. But what would drive a lady of the court to take off everything and risk her reputation, her life, even her wardrobe-all for a few peasants' pennies? In this daringly original, charmingly twisted take on an oft-imagined tale, Nicole Galland exposes a provocative view of Godiva not only in the flesh, but in all her glory. With history exonerating her dear husband, Godiva, helped along by her steadfast companion the abbess Edgiva, defies the tyranny of a new royal villain. Never before has Countess Godiva's ride into infamy-and into an unexpected adventure of romance, deceit, and naked intrigue-been told quite like this.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Emma Jayne Appleyard

Length:

9h 1m


Chapters

Free Sample

02:55

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:21


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:58


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

21:32


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

13:41


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

17:18


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

17:02


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

16:44


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

21:58


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

23:41


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

15:27


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

25:51


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

20:15


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

23:40


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:04


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

15:02


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

24:01


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

20:10


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

15:18


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

21:24


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

34:54


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

28:46


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

20:37


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

24:35


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

26:17


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

50:20


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

31:08


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

00:44