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Antonia Fraser
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ANTONIA FRASER is the author of many internationally bestselling historical works, including Love and Louis XIV, Marie Antoinette, which was made into a film by Sofia Coppola, The Wives of Henry VIII, Mary Queen of Scots, and Faith and Treason: The Story of the Gunpowder Plot. She has received the Wolfson Prize for History, the 2000 Norton Medlicott Medal of Britain's Historical Association, and the Franco-British Society's Enid McLeod Literary prize. She was made a Dame for services to Literature in 2011.

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Faith and Treason
The Story of the Gunpowder Plot
Written by Antonia Fraser


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 13, 1997
Price: $17.00

In England, November 5 is Guy Fawkes Day, when fireworks commemorate one of the most shocking moments in British history-the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, in which terrorists attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament and King James I along with them. Faith & Treason recreates this conspiracy-an event with eerie... Read more >
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Faith and Treason
The Story of the Gunpowder Plot
Written by Antonia Fraser


Format: eBook, 384 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 30, 2014
Price: $13.99

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Jemima Shore at the Sunny Grave

Written by Antonia Fraser


Format: eBook, 208 pages
Publisher: Crimeline
On Sale: May 14, 2014
Price: $5.99

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Love and Louis XIV
The Women in the Life of the Sun King
Written by Antonia Fraser


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 6, 2007
Price: $18.95

Louis XIV, the highly-feted “Sun King”, was renowned for his political and cultural influence and for raising France to a new level of prominence in seventeenth-century Europe. And yet, as Antonia Fraser keenly describes, he was equally legendary in the domestic sphere. Indeed, a panoply of women — his wife Anne... Read more >

Love and Louis XIV
The Women in the Life of the Sun King
Written by Antonia Fraser


Format: eBook, 432 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 10, 2008
Price: $12.99

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Marie Antoinette
The Journey
Written by Antonia Fraser


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 12, 2002
Price: $17.95

France’s beleaguered queen, Marie Antoinette, wrongly accused of uttering the infamous “Let them eat cake,” was the subject of ridicule and curiosity even before her death; she has since been the object of debate and speculation and the fascination so often accorded tragic figures in history. Married in mere girlhood, this... Read more >
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Marie Antoinette
The Journey
Written by Antonia Fraser


Format: eBook
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 12, 2002
Price: $13.99

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Mary Queen of Scots

Written by Antonia Fraser


Format: Trade Paperback, 640 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: September 1, 1993
Price: $20.00

A biography of Mary Queen of Scots captures the essence of the impulsive and beautiful Scottish queen who lost a throne for love and whose power struggle with Elizabeth I of England ended with her beheading.
“Fraser brings...a vivid sense of the mores of the sixteenth century, [and] so lucid a... Read more >
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Mary Queen of Scots

Written by Antonia Fraser


Format: eBook, 640 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: April 30, 2014
Price: $12.99

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Must You Go?
My Life with Harold Pinter
Written by Antonia Fraser


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
On Sale: November 2, 2010
Price: $28.95

In this exquisite memoir, Antonia Fraser recounts the life she shared with the internationally renowned dramatist. In essence, it is a love story and a marvelously insightful account of their years together, beginning with their initial meeting when Fraser was the wife of a member of Parliament and mother of six... Read more >
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Must You Go?
My Life with Harold Pinter
Written by Antonia Fraser


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 2, 2010
Price: $13.99

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Political Death

Written by Antonia Fraser


Format: Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Crimeline
On Sale: January 1, 1997
Price: $7.99

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Political Death

Written by Antonia Fraser


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Crimeline
On Sale: April 30, 2014
Price: $7.99

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Warrior Queens

Written by Antonia Fraser


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 14, 1990
Price: $18.00

Fraser examines the careers of those exceptional women who led armies and empires and aroused the awe, terror, and veneration of their people, including Boadicea, Cleopatra, Zenobia, Tamara, Elizabeth I, Jinga Mbandi, Catherine the Great, Indira Gandhi, Golda Meir, and Margaret Thatcher.

"The Warrior Queens is lore-packed...and fascinating to read...Fraser has... Read more >
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Warrior Queens

Written by Antonia Fraser


Format: eBook, 432 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 30, 2014
Price: $13.99

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The Weaker Vessel
Women's Lot in Seventeenth-Century England
Written by Antonia Fraser


Format: eBook, 544 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 14, 2014
Price: $14.99

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The Wives of Henry VIII

Written by Antonia Fraser


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 30, 1993
Price: $20.00

In this rich and singularly illuminating study, Fraser reexamines the lives of Henry VIII's six wives whose true characters have been shrouded for centuries by stereotype and legend.  Fraser traces the ascent and decline of each woman--and the linkages between them--delineating the cultural, familial, and political roots of the behavior and incidents... Read more >
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The Wives of Henry VIII

Written by Antonia Fraser


Format: eBook, 496 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 30, 2014
Price: $14.99

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