The Pleasure Palace : Secrets of the Tudor Court

  • by Kate Emerson
  • Narrated by Alison Larkin
  • Series: Secrets of the Tudor Court
  • 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Beautiful. Seductive. Innocent. Jane Popyncourt was brought to the court as a child to be ward of the king and a companion to his daughters - the princesses Margaret and Mary. With no money of her own, Jane could not hope for a powerful marriage, or perhaps even marriage at all. But as she grows into a lovely young woman, she still receives flattering attention from the virile young men flocking to serve the handsome new king, Henry VIII, who has recently married Catherine of Aragon. Then a dashing French prisoner of war, cousin to the king of France, is brought to London, and Jane finds she cannot help giving some of her heart - and more - to a man she can never marry. But the Tudor court is filled with dangers as well as seductions, and there are mysteries surrounding Jane's birth that have made her deadly enemies. Can she cultivate her beauty and her amorous wiles to guide her along a perilous path and bring her at last to happiness?
Basing her gripping tale on the life of the real Jane Popyncourt, gifted author Kate Emerson brings the Tudor monarchs, their family, and their courtiers to brilliant life in this vibrant new novel.


See More Like This

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

a book that you never want to pick up twice

What would have made The Pleasure Palace better?

interesting dialog interesting storyline a voice that sounded appropriate and some semblance of a story that enabled the suspension of disbelief

Has The Pleasure Palace put you off other books in this genre?

no only the author and the reader

Would you be willing to try another one of Alison Larkin’s performances?

not likely

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Pleasure Palace?


Any additional comments?

historical novels are some of my favorites but not mills and boon

Read full review

- John


I am extremely happy with my first audible experience. Having not listened to an audio book before I got into the swing of listening very quickly and was very happy with the narrator and the story.

What a brilliant book! The narrator was very good and told the story so well!
Read full review

- katie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 20-02-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios