Godiva by Nicole Galland audiobook

Godiva: A Novel

By Nicole Galland
Read by Emma Jayne Appleyard

HarperAudio 9780062026880
9.03 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780062293145

Nicole Galland, author of The Fool’s Tale, turns her clever pen toward re-imagining the famous legend of Lady Godiva in this expertly crafted historical novel set in Anglo-Saxon England.   A 12th-century noblewoman, Lady Godiva is infamous for riding naked through Coventry to relieve her people of her husband’s unfair and oppressive taxation. Leofric, Earl of Mercia, said he would ease the tax burden if she would ride through the streets, wearing only her glorious, long hair. In doing so she risked everything, including her home and well-being.   Told with humor and precise attention to detail, Nicole Galland’s Godiva brings to life the adventures of the legendary lady, her husband and her best friend the Abbess Egdiva in thrilling detail. It’s an entertaining tale of courtly intrigue, deceit, and romance that is sure to captivate fans of literary and historical fiction.

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Summary

Summary

Nicole Galland, author of The Fool’s Tale, turns her clever pen toward re-imagining the famous legend of Lady Godiva in this expertly crafted historical novel set in Anglo-Saxon England.
 
A 12th-century noblewoman, Lady Godiva is infamous for riding naked through Coventry to relieve her people of her husband’s unfair and oppressive taxation. Leofric, Earl of Mercia, said he would ease the tax burden if she would ride through the streets, wearing only her glorious, long hair. In doing so she risked everything, including her home and well-being.
 
Told with humor and precise attention to detail, Nicole Galland’s Godiva brings to life the adventures of the legendary lady, her husband and her best friend the Abbess Egdiva in thrilling detail. It’s an entertaining tale of courtly intrigue, deceit, and romance that is sure to captivate fans of literary and historical fiction.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An astonishing work of imaginative empathy, buttressed by deep research and enriched by lively storytelling.” Geraldine Brooks, Pulitzer Prize–winning author
“Attention to detail and humor keeps the novel both exhaustive and hilarious…Nicole Galland is exceptionally well versed in the fine nuances of storytelling and illustrating the combustible nature of mixing religion, commerce and war.” St. Petersburg Times
“A clever novel of courtly love…Entertains with a flourish.” Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: Nicole Galland

Author Bio: Nicole Galland

Nicole Galland, an award-winning screenwriter, is the author of I, Iago, as well as The Fool’s Tale, Revenge of the Rose, and Crossed: A Tale of the Fourth Crusade.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 9.03
Audience: Adult
Language: English