The Green Lady

Sue Lawrence author


Publisher:Saraband / Contraband

Published:10th Mar '22


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The Green Lady cover

1567, Scotland: no place for a woman. Mary, Queen of Scots, is forced to abdicate in favour of her infant son. She can rely only on the loyalty of her ladies-in-waiting, chiefly Marie Seton. Meanwhile the political turmoil in the country is mirrored behind the walls of beautiful Fyvie Castle. Lilias’s marriage to Marie’s nephew, the ruthlessly ambitious Alexander Seton, goes awry after the birth of yet another daughter. He blames her, and contemplates drastic action. To what lengths will a man go to secure a son and heir? 

The Green Lady is a shocking tale of intrigue, secrets, treachery and murder, based on true events, but seen from a different perspective than is found in most history books. Casting a fascinating light on the ruthless nature of power, the story highlights the precarious position of sixteenth-century women, even those in the most privileged of circumstances.

'A whirlwind of historic drama and traumatic events … Lawrence shows us the tragic and disempowered lives of Alexander’s wives … The story of these women is striking and the book is beautifully written. Lawrence’s historical fiction unapologetically portrays these real historical figures in a new light – offering insight into lives we may have never otherwise felt we got to know.'

-- Book of the Week, the Dundee Cou

ISBN: 9781913393328

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320 pages