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Issue Details: First known date: 2011 2011
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'"I am awaiting my castle and the Queen is waiting for love."

Scotland, 1561. A ship carries Mary, the young Queen of Scots, home from the French court to wrest back control of her throne. Masquerading as a male crew member, Alison Blackadder must find a way to gain the Queen′s favour so she can win back her family′s castle and lands, cruelly stolen by a murderous clan a generation before.

Surrounded by treachery and deep suspicion, the Queen can trust nobody in the Scottish court until Alison, with her flair for disguise, becomes her most valued confidante and spy. But Alison′s drive to reclaim the Blackadder birthright is relentless, setting off events that threaten to bring down the monarchy. Alison discovers lies, danger and betrayal at every turn. Then, unexpectedly, she finds love ...' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Book launched in Sydney by Bernie Hobbs, Shearers Bookshop, Leichhardt, 20 February 2011.
  • Dedication: For Andi
  • Epigraph:

    'I'll sacrifice the lamb that I do love,
    To spite a raven's heart within a dove'
    -William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night
  • On cover: The Story of a Quest, a Castle and Mary Queen of Scots

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Fourth Estate , 2011 .
      Extent: 446p.
      Description: maps
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: 1 February 2011.
      ISBN: 9780730494126 (ebk.), 9780732291884 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

[Untitled] Ellen Bosman , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Library Journal , August vol. 138 no. 13 2013; (p. 39-40)

— Review of The Raven's Heart Jesse Kate Blackadder 2011 single work novel
Fiction Reviews Alison Crisp , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 12 - 13 February 2011; (p. 24)

— Review of The Raven's Heart Jesse Kate Blackadder 2011 single work novel
Trip of Discovery Lucy Clark , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 27 February 2011; (p. 17)

— Review of The Raven's Heart Jesse Kate Blackadder 2011 single work novel
Mary Rides Again Emma Ashmere , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 329 2011; (p. 26)

— Review of The Raven's Heart Jesse Kate Blackadder 2011 single work novel
Blackadder Tails Off Anna Creer , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 19 March 2011; (p. 22)

— Review of The Raven's Heart Jesse Kate Blackadder 2011 single work novel
Family Tale Helps Spark Best Seller Fiona Purdon , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 3 May 2011; (p. 54)

— Review of The Raven's Heart Jesse Kate Blackadder 2011 single work novel
Untitled Jessica Broadbent , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , Summer 2010-2011 vol. 90 no. 5 2010; (p. 34)

— Review of The Raven's Heart Jesse Kate Blackadder 2011 single work novel
Untitled Jessica Broadbent , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , Summer 2010-2011 vol. 90 no. 5 2010; (p. 34)

— Review of The Raven's Heart Jesse Kate Blackadder 2011 single work novel
Fiction Reviews Alison Crisp , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 12 - 13 February 2011; (p. 24)

— Review of The Raven's Heart Jesse Kate Blackadder 2011 single work novel
Trip of Discovery Lucy Clark , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 27 February 2011; (p. 17)

— Review of The Raven's Heart Jesse Kate Blackadder 2011 single work novel
Mary Rides Again Emma Ashmere , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 329 2011; (p. 26)

— Review of The Raven's Heart Jesse Kate Blackadder 2011 single work novel
Blackadder Tails Off Anna Creer , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 19 March 2011; (p. 22)

— Review of The Raven's Heart Jesse Kate Blackadder 2011 single work novel
Family Tale Helps Spark Best Seller Fiona Purdon , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 3 May 2011; (p. 54)

— Review of The Raven's Heart Jesse Kate Blackadder 2011 single work novel
[Untitled] Ellen Bosman , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Library Journal , August vol. 138 no. 13 2013; (p. 39-40)

— Review of The Raven's Heart Jesse Kate Blackadder 2011 single work novel
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