Figures in Silk

Author(s): Vanora Bennett

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A sumptuous wedding feast, two advantageous marriages and a blessing from the golden king.,br>When silk merchant John Lambert marries off his two beautiful daughters, their fortunes are set to change forever. Elder daughter Jane starts a notorious liaison with Edward IV, while her sister, Isabel, as the new silkweaver to the court, becomes privy to its most intimate secrets. Could they hold the keys to power in this time of uncertainty?Vanora Bennett brings to life a time of passions and politics, a time of turmoil and tension, a world in flux and a country up for grabs.


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Praise for Portrait of an Unknown Woman: 'Bennett's background detail is impeccable -- part love story, part thriller, all excellently imagined and written' The Times 'There is plenty to admire and enjoy in Bennett's portrayal of a society convulsed by radical change!Vanora Bennett is a writer to watch' Times Literary Supplement 'Distinguished!Romance, intrigue and art history are confidently blended, and Holbein canvases are afforded starring roles' Daily Mail 'If you want a classier-than-average romantic read, one contender is this fine historiccal debut, a 'Girl with a Pearl Earring'-style tale' Sunday Times 'An atmospheric, passionate novel set against a backdrop of religious and political upheaval' Woman and Home

Vanora Bennett has written two previous non-fiction books. She lived and worked in Russia for 7 years, writing for Reuters and the LA Times. She has been a foreign correspondent and feature writer for various newspapers. She lives in London with her husband and two young sons.

General Fields

  • : 9780007257829
  • : HarperCollins Publishers
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • : 0.499
  • : May 2008
  • : 210mm X 153mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Vanora Bennett
  • : Paperback
  • : very good
  • : 464