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              Books by Blanche D'Alpuget

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              The Cubs Roar

              The Cubs Roar (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By D'Alpuget, Blanche

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              Eleanor of Aquitaine has disappeared. After launching a great rebellion to destroy her husband Henry II's reign, it seems she has abandoned her sons in the struggle against their formidable father. As treachery radiates from Scotland to the Pyrenees, tension between the kings of ...France and England erupts into war. Richard, the mightiest of the English princes, is determined to find his mother and avenge her. But Henry is more cunning than Richard or any of the other rebels anticipated, and the fates of Eleanor, her sons, and France itself, are in jeopardy. The final book in the sumptuous Birth of the Plantagenets series, The Cubs Roar, illuminates the tumultuous end of Henry II. A tragic history of love, power and betrayal, The Cubs Roar reveals the destruction of an empire at the hands of a broken family.
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              ISBN 9781920727628
              Published AU 2 Sep 2020
              Publisher Ventura Press
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Lions' Torment

              The Lions' Torment (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By D'Alpuget, Blanche

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              The third book in the compelling Birth of the Plantagenets series follows the battle for dominance between the Church and the Crown. England's Archbishop of Canterbury is dying and with him the power of the Church. Seizing his chance, King Henry II is determined to enforce the ru...le of law that he has painstakingly established and bring the violent, corrupt and criminal clergy before his courts. The ever-scheming Thomas Becket uses his mastery of deceit, sycophancy and wit to undermine the King and the Plantagenet dynasty. Should Becket be elected as the next Archbishop of Canterbury, against the wishes of Queen Eleanor and Empress Matilda, he will be one step closer to becoming England's strongman. A story of passion, jealousy, rebellion and downfall, The Lions' Torment follows Henry, Eleanor and Becket in an era of power and vengeance that leads to one of the most scandalous and tragic murders in history.
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              ISBN 9781925384802
              Published AU 1 Apr 2019
              Publisher Ventura Press
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Birth of the Plantagenets
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              The Lioness Wakes

              The Lioness Wakes (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By D'Alpuget, Blanche

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              England, 1171. Thomas Becket is dead, beheaded at the altar of Canterbury Cathedral. As news of his assassination spreads across the country and into Europe, Henry's reputation as a just and mighty king begins to disintegrate. Eleanor, no longer loyal, nor in awe of her husband, ...instigates the revolt she has craved for years-with Henry's three eldest sons as her allies against their father. Yearning to dethrone him and to gain power and liberty for herself, she beings to stir trouble at court. But when Henry discovers the plot, will Eleanor be strong enough to withstand his outrage? The punishment for treason is death. And what of the empire they have built together-can it survive when the royal family are at each other's throats? The fourth book in the illustrious Birth of the Plantagenets series delves into the feud between the spouses Eleanor of Aquitaine and Henry II, painting the portrait of an empire steeped in conflict, treachery, and wild gambling for power.
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              ISBN 9781920727604
              Published AU 1 Mar 2020
              Publisher Ventura Press
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              Series Birth of the Plantagenets
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              The Young Lion

              The Young Lion (Paperback)

              By D'Alpuget, Blanche

              Geoffrey the Handsome, the virile and charming Duke of Normandy, seduces Queen Eleanor of France to spy for him in the struggle between Normandy and France and Normandy and England. Said to be the most beautiful woman in Europe, and very rich, Eleanor has not been able to give bi...rth to an heir for France. Her liaison with Geoffrey could remedy that - or lead to her downfall and Geoffrey's death. But what begins with cool calculation becomes a passionate affair. Despite his love for Eleanor, however, Geoffrey has larger plans: to help his warrior son, Henry, seize the English throne from the uncle who usurped it from its rightful heir, Henry's mother. When Henry is forced to intervene to save the lives of his father and Eleanor, he falls foul of the French queen-and madly in love with her Byzantine maid. Should he become King of England, however, this dazzling foreign girl will never be acceptable as his queen. These two relationships, both forbidden, both perilous, are at the centre of a tale of consuming ambition, family vengeance and political intrigue set in the glorious flowering of troubadour culture, mysticism and learning that is 12th century France. ' A vibrant, playful and ably researched novel ...This is not history for antiquarians. Buy The Young Lion in time for Christmas.' Sydney Morning Herald
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              ISBN 9780732299613
              Published AU 1 Jul 2014
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              On Lust & Longing
               

              On Lust & Longing (Paperback, Digital original)

              By D'Alpuget, Blanche

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              On Lust & Longing brings two of Blanche D'Alpuget's prominent works together. When On Lust was first published it caused a media sensation: d'Alpuget wrote of a pillar of society who had molested children and of events that ended in mystery. She revealed all. On Longing caused a ...similar sensation, for different reasons. D'Alpuget dared to write that she loved and had inspired love in a man already adored by the public. Here are the raw and timeless themes of the power and powerlessness inherent to lust, love, loss and death.
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              ISBN 9780733644382
              Published AU 1 Jan 2020
              Publisher Hachette
              Interest Age Adults / General
              Series On Series
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              Birth of the Plantagenets: the Young Lion

              Birth of the Plantagenets: the Young Lion (Paperback)

              By D'Alpuget, Blanche

              • RRP: $32.99
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              Blanche d'Alpuget's critically acclaimed historical fiction quartet Birth of the Plantagenets, set in the court of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitane.Geoffrey the Handsome, the virile and charming Duke of Normandy, seduces Queen Eleanor of France to spy for him in the struggle betw...een Normandy and France and Normandy and England. Said to be the most beautiful woman in Europe, and very rich, Eleanor has not been able to give birth to an heir for France. Her liaison with Geoffrey could remedy that or lead to her downfall and Geoffrey's death. But what begins with cool calculation becomes a passionate affair. Despite his love for Eleanor, however, Geoffrey has larger plans: to help his warrior son, Henry, seize the English throne from the uncle who usurped it from its rightful heir, Henry's mother. When Henry is forced to intervene to save the lives of his father and Eleanor, he falls foul of the French queen-and madly in love with her Byzantine maid. Should he become King of England, however, this dazzling foreign girl will never be acceptable as his queen. These two relationships, both forbidden, both perilous, are at the centre of a tale of consuming ambition, family vengeance and political intrigue set in the glorious flowering of troubadour culture, mysticism and learning that is 12th century France.In The Young Lion, Henry, great grandson of William the Conqueror, inherits Normandy, aged 17. Urged on by his mother, Empress Matilda, he determines to re-conquer England for family honour, but to do so he needs the wealth of the headstrong Eleanor of Aquitaine. Their marriage of convenience is astonishingly fecund and they begin to found a dynasty. However, it carries ominous undertones for both spouses.
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              ISBN 9781760682651
              Published AU 1 May 2018
              Publisher Bonnier Publishing Australia
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              Bob Hawke: The Complete Biography

              Bob Hawke: The Complete Biography (Hardback)

              By D'Alpuget, Blanche

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              To mark Bob Hawke's extraordinary life and legacy, this master work brings together the story of the man in full in a definitive hardback commemorative biography. Bob Hawke began life as a good Christian boy from a teetotal family, became a wild, drinking, womanising student, a R...hodes Scholar, a champion of workers, a folk hero recognised throughout the country, a dynamic politician who was elected four times as Australia's Prime Minister - and transformed his country. He was our longest serving Labor Prime Minister and considered by many our greatest. By the early 1980s Australia was on the road to becoming `the poor white trash of Asia'. Hawke as prime minister, with Paul Keating as treasurer, changed all that. Australia became a forward-looking and humane country whose voice commanded respect on the international stage. Hawke was an environmentalist before it was fashionable, he loathed racism, helped end apartheid in South Africa, sent ministers to end the war in Cambodia, foresaw that China would become a great world power and established the first Chinese investment in an iron ore mine in Australia. His journey from the manse of a small South Australian country town to the palaces of Europe, Asia and the United States is the odyssey of a leader it is hard to imagine we will ever see the like of again - a man of towering passions and commitment to causes, and an unshakeable love of humanity.
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              ISBN 9781760853259
              Published AU 1 Dec 2019
              Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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              The Young Lion

              The Young Lion (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By D'Alpuget, Blanche

              Geoffrey the Handsome, the virile and charming Duke of Normandy, seduces Queen Eleanor of France to spy for him in the struggle between Normandy and France and Normandy and England. Said to be the most beautiful woman in Europe, and very rich, Eleanor has not been able to give bi...rth to an heir for France. Her liaison with Geoffrey could remedy that - or lead to her downfall and Geoffrey's death. But what begins with cool calculation becomes a passionate affaire. Despite his love for Eleanor, however, Geoffrey has larger plans: to help his warrior son, Henry, seize the English throne from the uncle who usurped it from its rightful heir, Henry's mother. When Henry is forced to intervene to save the lives of his father and Eleanor, he falls foul of the French queen----and madly in love with her Byzantine maid. Should he become King of England, however, this dazzling foreign girl will never be acceptable as his queen. These two relationships, both forbidden, both perilous, are at the centre of a tale of consuming ambition, family vengeance and political intrigue set in the glorious flowering of troubadour culture, mysticism and learning that is 12th century France.
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              ISBN 9780732296698
              Published AU 1 Sep 2013
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              White Eye
               

              White Eye (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By D'Alpuget, Blanche

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              Animal rights activist Diana Pembridge is embroiled in a tangle of scientific corruption and sexual scandal when her friend, scientist Carolyn Williams, is found murdered.

              ISBN 9781743312247
              Published AU 1 Aug 2012
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              Monkeys in the Dark
               

              Monkeys in the Dark (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By D'Alpuget, Blanche

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              An exceptional portrayal of life and love in Indonesia among foreign residents after the 1965 coup.

              ISBN 9781743312254
              Published AU 1 Jul 2012
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age General Audience
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