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Elizabeth I

Elizabeth I by Margaret George
Viking / On-Sale: April 5, 2011

Praise for ELIZABETH I

“This is Margaret George’s best novel yet, and a true masterpiece.  Her Elizabethis unforgettable.”
—Sharon Kay Penman

“This is one of the best historical novels I have read in ages, a stunning tour de force. It conveys a vivid and authentic sense of Elizabeth Tudor and her world. Extensively researched with the highest integrity, and deeply engaging, it sets a new benchmark for the genre. I cannot recommend it highly enough.”
—Alison Weir

“George’s mastery of period detail and her sure navigation through the rocky shoals of Elizabethan politics mean this lengthy novel never flags.”
Booklist (starred)

“Like her heroine, George possesses an eye for beauty and a knack for detail, creating a vibrant story that, for nearly 700 pages, enables readers to experience firsthand Elizabeth’s decisions, triumphs, and losses. Rather than turn Elizabeth I into a romantic heroine, George painstakingly reveals a monarch who defined an era.”
Publishers Weekly (starred)

“Nicely bloody and byzantine.”
Kirkus

“The epitome of a well-researched book. . . . This novel is by far the most human look at Elizabeth[and] an absolute must read for ElizabethI fans.”
Dallas Examiner

“This is a magnificent, stay-up-all-night page-turner. . . . Margaret George dazzles.”
GoodReads (Movers & Shakers feature)

 “Illuminating. . . . An up-close-and-personal view of Elizabeth’s inner life and private circle: at court, in parliament, and as commander-in-chief of the world’s greatest empire.”

Book Reporter

“A richly fleshed out story [and] a tantalizing glimpse into what Elizabeth may have been like.”
San Jose Examiner

“By carefully blending the rich historical detail that is available with her own equally rich imagination, George presents a fascinating portrait of a smart, brave and politically savvy leader who was nevertheless also human and emotional”
Fort Worth Star-Telegram

About the Book:
More than 400 years after the death of Elizabeth I, the last and longest-reigning of the Tudor monarchs, the dynasty continues to fascinate us, living on in Hollywood blockbusters like “The Other Boleyn Girl,” television series like Showtime’s “The Tudors” and books like Hilary Mantel’s award-winning Wolf Hall. ELIZABETH I (Viking; ISBN: 9780670022533; On-sale Date: April 5, 2011; Pages: 688; Price: $30), by Margaret George, one of our premier writers of historical fiction, is one of the few works to explore England’s most famous queen at the height of her powers, picking up where other books leave off—just as the Spanish Armada is about to invade. In truth, the Armada was the beginning of a great era, not its finale.

About Margaret George:
Margaret George is the author of several bestselling novels, including The Autobiography of Henry VIII, Mary Queen of Scotland & the Isles, The Memoirs of Cleopatra, Mary, Called Magdalene, and Helen of Troy. She travels widely to research her novels

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The Ragged Edge of the World

The Ragged Edge of the World: Encounters at the Frontier Where Modernity, Wildlands, and Indigenous Peoples Meet
by Eugene Linden
Viking / On Sale Date: March 17, 2011 

“Thoughtful and compelling”
National Geographic

The Ragged Edge of the World is a call to arms – albeit one that may already be too late, given humankind’s astonishing ability to destroy the environment. It underlines the need for those organisations most concerned with understanding the natural world and its fragile complexities to do much more to reverse the tide.”
Financial Times

“A well-rendered but disheartening tale of a life’s work documenting the ‘human and animal detritus left behind in the aftermath of the advancing armies of the consumer society’”
Kirkus Reviews

“Linden’s involving and provocative dispatches and discerning long view offer piercing insights into how very difficult it is to protect ecosystems and traditional cultures, and how terribly impoverished we will be as so many wondrous species and invaluable forms of indigenous knowledge, much far beyond science in understanding nature, vanish.”
Booklist

 Linden provides an original look at globalization and its impact on various cultures and species throughout the world. Anyone interested in global environmental issues will find this book informative. Highly recommended for its readability and content.”
Library Journal

For over thirty years Eugene Linden has traveled the world researching his books and writing for National Geographic, Time, and many other publications, on nature and the environment. While these trips were prompted by diverse writing assignments, all were informed by a singular hunger: a desire to see the places where modernity and tradition collide. In his book, THE RAGGED EDGE OF THE WORLD: Encounters at the Frontier Where Modernity, Wildlands, and Indigenous Peoples Meet (Viking; $26.95; 256 pages; ISBN 978-0-670-2251-9; On-sale March 21, 2011) award-winning author and environmental journalist Linden puts a human face on globalism by examining how various cultures around the world are succumbing to—or resisting—modernity.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Eugene Linden is the author of seven books, including The Winds of Change and The Parrot’s Lament And Other True Tales of Animal Intrigue, Intelligence, and Ingenuity. For many years, Linden wrote about global environmental issues for Time and has contributed to The New York Times, Foreign Affairs, National Geographic, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Fortune, and Slate.

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