Figures in Silk

  • by Vanora Bennett
  • Narrated by Lucy Scott
  • 13 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

As the Wars of the Roses draw slowly to a close, England is a place of turmoil. Edward IV is on the throne but his position is unstable and he finds himself challenged by a man who could become Henry VII. But Isabel, a silk weaver to the court and mistress to Richard III, can cut through the turmoil with her clever ways and her pretty smile. Her sister Jane is mistress to Edward IV. Could they hold the power? 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 fro grabs.


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Bringing History to Life!

After reading Portrait of an Unknown Woman I couldn't wait to read Figures in Silk, and I wasn't disappointed. Vanora Bennett's masterful weaving of fact and fiction brought the era and historical characters to life, leaving the reader desperate for more. I was torn between sympathy and loathing for Richard III as his character unfolded in an attempt to unveil the man behind the traditionally assumed atrocities he committed to gain the throne but mostly I was fascinated by the lives of the silk women and the merchants in London, which showed a hive of industry and trade that I'd never thought of as an interesting part of fifteenth century England before now! Captivating - can't wait for Blood Royal!
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- Karen


Loved this audiobook, had already read Portrait of an Unknown Woman and was not disappointed by this offering, evokes the necessary atmosphere required for a historical novel without losing any of the story.
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- Joseph Michael Roy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 17-02-2009
  • Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Ltd