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504 pages, Paperback
First published February 4, 2003
"I don't wish to marry...I should like to have my own shop and print my own books."
"It's not you I dislike. It's marriage itself. I wouldn't choose marriage at all. What is it about the servitude of women hoping for safety to men who cannot even keep them safe?"
"I need to be a woman in my own right, and not only a wife...This is the woman I've become."
"I couldn't pray to a God who would allow my mother to be burned to death. I couldn't pray to a God who could be invoked by the torchbearers."
"The Queen had to watch the man she still passionately loved at another woman's beck and call, and that woman, Elizabeth, the unwanted sister who had stolen Mary's Father, was now seducing her husband."
"We ran from her, like a pair of Judas Iscariots, desperate to save our own skins."