Margaret W. Price Reveals an Unforgettable Glimpse into the Eventful Lives of England’s Richard III and Henry VII

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New novel captures a remarkable period in English history.

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History and fiction seamlessly intertwine in The White Boar and the Red Dragon, a new novel by Margaret W. Price. Heralding the arrival of a talented new voice, this stunning literary debut lends a glimpse into the storied lives of Richard of Gloucester, later Richard III, and Henry Tudor, later Henry VII, and their rise to England’s pinnacle of power.

Through rich storytelling and careful research, Price recreates a remarkable episode in English history. Told in the alternating voices of Richard, Duke of Gloucester-later Richard III, and Henry Tudor-later Henry VII, also other important figures of the period, The White Boar and the Red Dragon begins during their early childhoods and describes how their journey towards the throne was paved for them not by personal ambition but by the desires of other people, particularly their obsessive and manipulative mothers.

The novel unfolds in a loose, episodical manner and is told through vignettes, letters and personal diary-like revelations and soliloquies. Readers will learn of Richard’s steadfast loyalty to his family, his promise to avenge his murdered father and elder brother and, finally, his honour as a man. Price also paints a vivid portrait of a young Henry Tudor, pushed from boyhood by his fabulous and influential mother, Lady Margaret Beaufort, to reclaim his right to the throne.

Peopled by richly drawn characters, The White Boar and the Red Dragon is both a glimpse into an extraordinary time and a journey deep into the hearts and minds of two men caught between the tension and political machinations of the era.

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Publication Date: March 25, 2013
Trade Paperback; £13.99; 333 pages; 978-1-4797-8220-8
Trade Hardback; £23.99; 333 pages; 978-1-4797-8221-5
Ebook; £3.99; 978-1-4797-8222-2

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