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The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory

Chatelaine editor's pick: Set in the 15th century Wars of the Roses, this story of Jacquetta of Luxembourg's defiance of custom makes for a smart read

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3. The Lady of the Rivers

After Jacquetta’s husband, the Duke of Bedford, dies, she flouts convention by marrying one of his courtiers, then becomes part of Queen Margaret of Anjou’s inner circle. Set during the Wars of the Roses, this is classic Gregory — a smart, colourful read about a woman neglected by history.

The Lady of the Rivers, Philippa Gregory, $32.

— S.L.K.

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