By Nicole Galland
From the writer of The Fool's Tale comes a brilliantly crafted retelling of the legend of woman Godiva.
According to legend, girl Godiva lifted the unfair taxation of her humans by means of her husband, Leofric, Earl of Mercia, by way of using throughout the streets of Coventry donning just a smile. It's a narrative that's saved tongues wagging for almost 1000 years. yet what might force a woman of the court docket to take off every thing and probability her recognition, her lifestyles, even her wardrobe--all for a couple of peasants' pennies?
In this daringly unique, charmingly twisted tackle an oft-imagined story, Nicole Galland exposes a provocative view of Godiva not just within the flesh, yet in all her glory. With background exonerating her expensive husband, Godiva, helped alongside through her steadfast significant other the abbess Edgiva, defies the tyranny of a brand new royal villain. by no means prior to has Countess Godiva's trip into infamy--and into an unforeseen experience of romance, deceit, and bare intrigue--been advised fairly like this.