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The Tudor historical novel VIRGIN AND THE CRAB

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England 1550’s

The brilliant young mathematician and astronomer John Dee has one overwhelming obsession: liberty.

Abandoned and in danger, Elizabeth Tudor has one simple aim: survival.

This is their story.

Against the background of the English Reformation, and threatened by a vengeful and unforgiving Queen, the mysterious brotherhood of the Rose Lodge attempts to guide the nation towards enlightenment and stability. Here, the special alchemy of the Virgin and the Crab works its magic: growing from childhood friendship, through adolescent flirtation, to mutual respect and admiration as together they prepare to sacrifice everything for the world they wish to inherit.

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(Warning: contains spoilers)

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Some distinguished Tudor gentlemen … plotting?

“I absolutely adored this book.”

Amanda Teague, A Library of My Own

“Captures and holds the imagination long after the book is finished … the reader is transported through time as if witnessing a theatrical masterpiece (which it is!)”

Claudia Robinson, Luxury Reading

“A myriad of familiar characters fade in and out of the scenery … their characterizations are nothing short of masterful. A Reader’s Respite won’t hesitate to recommend this gem of a novel to you.”

Michele Jacobsen, A Reader’s Respite

“Parry has blended historical facts with fiction to produce an incredibly believable story. Is it unputdownable? - A resounding yes!”

Claire Ridgway, the Anne Boleyn Files

‘From the very first page to the last sentence I was held spellbound!’

Charla Wilson, Book Talk with Charla

“Historically compelling and deliciously suspenseful!”

Michelle Miller, The True Book Addict

‘One of the best Tudor novels I have ever read. Parry masterfully weaves fact and fiction, resulting in a completely original and authentic portrayal of the friendship and bond between Elizabeth Tudor and her illustrious mentor.’

Natalie Grueninger, On the Tudor Trail

“The descriptions of Tudor England’s social life and customs are rich and well written. The story is excellent and a page turner. A book well worth reading.”

Debra Spidal, Historical Novels Review Online

composite of portraits of Tudor men, including Robert Dudley, Thomas Wyatt the Younger and William Cecil

12 YEARS, 2 KINGS 3 QUEENS. Spectacular 16th-century drama & adventure

CreateSpace, first published April 25, 2009

Current ISBN-10: 1499365047  Paperback: 492 pages en-gb

eBook available on Kindle, Nook and iTunes

Latest Goodreads star rating: 4.19 out of 5

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