Unicorn's Blood

Patricia Finney

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By the author of Firedrake's Eye: a masterpiece of voice, historical detail, and psychological insight to rival Peter Ackroyd and A. S. Byatt

England in the mid-1580s faced an array of international foes and was torn internally by religious strife. At its center was a slight woman of exceptional intellectual brilliance. Her stature approached that of a deity -- Queen Elizabeth I, the Virgin Queen. But this icon was more than a reflection of the Queen's personal charisma, it was a political creation, designed to hold a fractious people together.

Unicorn's Blood is about a dangerous secret, the existence of a private diary kept by the Queen as a young princess. Should this stolen journal, embroidered with a unicorn that has a ruby for an eye, fall into the wrong hands, its intimate revelations would destroy the entire edifice of Tudor government.

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Patricia Finney

Patricia Finney attended Oxford, where she read history. Her first novel, A Shadow of Gulls, won the prestigious David Higham award. Unicorn's Blood is her fourth novel. She lives in England.

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Unicorn's Blood
Patricia Finney

Trade Paperback

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Picador
December 1998
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312200398
ISBN10: 0312200390
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 384 pages
$20.00
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