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Watch the Lady - A Novel

Elizabeth Fremantle

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From "a brilliant new player in the court of royal fiction" (People), comes the mesmerizing story of Lady Penelope Devereux-the daring young beauty in the Tudor court, who inspired Sir Philip Sidney's famous sonnets even while she plotted against Queen Elizabeth. Penelope Devereux arrives at Queen Elizabeth's court where she and her brother, the Earl of Essex, are drawn into the aging Queen's favor. Young and naïve, Penelope, though promised elsewhere, falls in love with Philip Sidney who pours his heartbreak into the now classic sonnet series Astrophil and Stella. But Penelope is soon married off to a man who loathes her. Never fainthearted, she chooses her moment and strikes a deal with her husband: after she gives birth to two sons, she will be free to live as she chooses, with whom she chooses. But she is to discover that the course of true love is never smooth. Meanwhile Robert Cecil, ever loyal to Elizabeth, has his eye on Penelope and her brother. Although it seems the Earl of Essex can do no wrong in the eyes of the Queen, as his influence grows, so his enemies gather. Penelope must draw on all her political savvy to save her brother from his own ballooning ambition and Cecil's trap, while daring to plan for an event it is treason even to think about. Unfolding over the course of two decades and told from the perspectives of Penelope and her greatest enemy, the devious politician Cecil, Watch the Lady chronicles the last gasps of Elizabeth's reign, and the deadly scramble for power in a dying dynasty.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Georgina Sutton, Roy McMillan

Length:

14h 50m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:37


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

22:22


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:44


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

22:17


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

18:25


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:53


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

28:36


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

32:46


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

23:55


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

23:30


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

36:39


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

43:32


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

22:04


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

14:14


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

10:15


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

15:15


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

16:51


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

21:17


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

10:15


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

18:34


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

13:32


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:52


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

13:13


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

13:07


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:36


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

17:48


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

17:44


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

19:15


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:07


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

13:19


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

14:11


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

14:25


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

27:07


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

16:20


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

09:17


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

17:54


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

15:42


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

17:31


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

09:32


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

17:04


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

11:52


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

18:35


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

12:00


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

17:18


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

13:10


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

14:25


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:13


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

17:01


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:32


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

37:22


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

27:16


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

15:24


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:01


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

00:55