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  • The Winchester Goose

  • At the Court of Henry VIII
  • By: Judith Arnopp
  • Narrated by: Alex Lee
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (5 ratings)

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By: Judith Arnopp
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Summary

Tudor London: 1540.

Each night, after dark, men flock to Bankside seeking girls of easy virtue, prostitutes known as the Winchester Geese.

Joanie Toogood has worked the streets of Southwark since childhood, but her path is changed forever by an encounter with Francis Wareham, a spy for the King’s secretary, Thomas Cromwell. Meanwhile, across the river, at the glittering court of Henry VIII, Wareham also sets his cap at Evelyn and Isabella Bourne, members of the Queen’s household and the girls, along with Joanie, are drawn into intrigue and the shadow of the executioner’s blade.

Set against the turmoil of Henry VIII’s middle years, The Winchester Goose provides a brand new perspective of the happenings at the royal court, offering a frank and often uncomfortable observation of life at both ends of the social spectrum.

©2012 Judith Arnopp (P)2022 Judith Arnopp

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A fascinating book, beautifully performed.

A really enjoyable listen. Great to have a story that tells of life wider than the Tudor Court. This has enticed me to listen to more of Judith Arnopp's books. Highly recommended.