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Every two months we announce our official Readers Society Selection. At the end of that period, you're then invited to participate in a live global virtual event where you'll meet the author and engage in a dynamic Q&A with other Readers Society members. Dates announced in advance.
Official Readers Society Book Selection
Young and Damned and Fair
Written with an exciting combination of narrative flair and historical authority, historian Gareth Russell's interpretation of the tragic life of Catherine Howard, fifth wife of Henry VIII, breaks new ground in our understanding of the very young woman who became queen at a time of unprecedented social and political tension and whose terrible errors in judgment quickly led her to the executioner’s block.
Praise for Young and Damned and Fair
★★★★★The Sunday Times, London
“A stunning achievement.”
★★★★★Amanda Foreman, Best-selling Author
“A gripping account of a young woman’s future destroyed by forces beyond her control…an important and timely book.”
★★★★★Daily Mail, London
An “excellent account puts the oft-ignored Catherine in her proper historical context.”
★★★★★Charlotte Gordon, National Book Critics Circle Award Winner
“A masterly work of Tudor history that is engrossing, sympathetic, suspenseful, and illuminating.”