Joanna Hickson, author of The Agincourt Bride, on tour August 2014

Posted By on June 23, 2014

The Agincourt BrideAbout The Agincourt Bride

• Paperback: 592 pages
• Publisher: Harper 360 (August 19, 2014)

Her beauty fuelled a war.
Her courage captured a king.
Her passion would launch the Tudor dynasty.

When her own first child is tragically still-born, the young Mette is pressed into service as a wet-nurse at the court of the mad king, Charles VI of France. Her young charge is the princess, Catherine de Valois, caught up in the turbulence and chaos of life at court.

Mette and the child forge a bond, one that transcends Mette’s lowly position.
But as Catherine approaches womanhood, her unique position seals her fate as a pawn between two powerful dynasties. Her brother, The Dauphin and the dark and sinister, Duke of Burgundy will both use Catherine to further the cause of France.

Catherine is powerless to stop them, but with the French defeat at the Battle of Agincourt, the tables turn and suddenly her currency has never been higher. But can Mette protect Catherine from forces at court who seek to harm her or will her loyalty to Catherine place her in even greater danger?

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Joanna HicksonAbout Joanna Hickson

Joanna spent twenty-five years at the BBC writing and presenting for radio and television. Gripped by Shakespeare’s historical plays, Joanna began researching the King Henry V’s ‘fair Kate’ as a schoolgirl and the story of Catherine de Valois and the Tudor genesis has remained with her throughout life. She lives in an old farmhouse in Wiltshire and is married with a large family and a wayward Irish terrier.

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Joanna’s Tour Stops

Monday, August 18th: Broken Teepee

Wednesday, August 20th: No More Grumpy Bookseller

Thursday, August 21st: Bewitched Bookworms

Monday, August 25th: Fuelled by Fiction

Wednesday, August 27th: Ageless Pages Reviews

Friday, August 29th: nightlyreading

Monday, September 1st: 100 Pages a Day … Stephanie’s Book

Tuesday, September 2nd: Bibliophilia, Please

Wednesday, September 3rd: Back Porchervations

Thursday, September 4th: Time 2 Read

Friday, September 5th: Peeking Between the Pages

Friday, September 5th: Kritters Ramblings

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