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The wise woman, Philippa Gregory

Label
The wise woman
Title
The wise woman
Statement of responsibility
Philippa Gregory
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Alys joins the nunnery to escape hardship and poverty but finds herself thrown back into the outside world when Henry VIII's wreckers destroy her sanctuary. With nothing to support her but her looks, her magic and her own instinctive cunning, Alys has to tread a perilous path between the faith of her childhood and her own female power. When she falls in love with Hugo, the feudal lord and another woman's husband, she dips into witchcraft to defeat her rival and to win her lover, but finds, as her cynical old foster-mother had advised, that magic makes a poor servant but a dominant master. Since heresy against the new church means the stake, and witchcraft the rope, Alys's danger is mortal. A woman's powers are no longer safe to use!
Cataloging source
OCJ
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Gregory, Philippa
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Witchcraft
  • Witches
  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
  • Social classes
  • Great Britain
Label
The wise woman, Philippa Gregory
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: London: Viking, 1992
  • "A Touchstone book"
  • Touchstone reading group guide [p. 521-522]
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Touchstone trade pbk. ed.
Extent
520 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781416590880
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
228814944
Label
The wise woman, Philippa Gregory
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: London: Viking, 1992
  • "A Touchstone book"
  • Touchstone reading group guide [p. 521-522]
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Touchstone trade pbk. ed.
Extent
520 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781416590880
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
228814944

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