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This is an auction for THE FOOL'S TALE by Nicole Galland.

"It is Wales, in the year 1198, and King Maelgwyn ap Cadwallon, better known to his people as Noble, is fighting to keep his kingdom from falling to the English. To create an alliance, Noble weds Isabel Mortimer, the niece of the English baron Roger Mortimer, who years earlier killed Noble's father. Isabel has no easy time of it as Noble flaunts his mistresses and allows Gwirion, Noble's oldest friend, to ridicule her. Gwirion, of unknown birth, holds the highest honour in Noble's court but has no real power. His sole purpose is to amuse the king, who gives him the affectionate title of "fool." But as threats of war from the English consume Noble, Gwirion and Isabel come to a truce. Galland's novel is an entertaining saga adeptly weaving together political intrigue and deceit, love that both unifies and divides, loyalty that teeters on treason, and the desire for freedom."
- Booklist (US)

"Galland debuts impressively with a steamy historical romance about a medieval Welsh queen's love affair with the king's best friend—his profane, hyperactive royal fool. Galland creates memorable characters who sound authentically regal yet earthy. She strikingly captures the murky Welsh setting and even murkier politics. Readers will relish the energetic emotional back-and-forth of the protagonists' ceaseless trysting."
- Publishers Weekly (US)

Very favourable reviews on

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Nicole Galland's five previous novels are The Fool's Tale; Revenge of the Rose; Crossed; I, Iago, and Godiva. She writes an etiquette column for the Martha's Vineyard Times.

Large format (trade) paperback 2005.

519 pages.

Good condition.

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