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Buckley, Fiona

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Works: 20 works in 140 publications in 2 languages and 9,295 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Detective and mystery fiction  Historical fiction  Spy stories  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6052.U266, 823.914
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Publications about Fiona Buckley
Publications by Fiona Buckley
Most widely held works by Fiona Buckley
The doublet affair : a mystery at Queen Elizabeth I's court : featuring Ursula Blanchard by Fiona Buckley( Book )
13 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and French and held by 931 libraries worldwide
Lady-in-waiting Ursula Blanchard is sent by Queen Elizabeth I to visit a scholar's home where she was the children's governess. Ostensibly a social call, the trip is to investigate a report of a plot to overthrow the queen
Queen of ambition : an Ursula Blanchard mystery at Queen Elizabeth I's court by Fiona Buckley( Book )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 805 libraries worldwide
Ursala is sent to get a job in a Cambridge pie shop that may be the center of a plot against Queen Elizabeth
A pawn for a queen : an Ursula Blanchard mystery at Queen Elizabeth I's court by Fiona Buckley( Book )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 755 libraries worldwide
"Widowed once again, Ursula, a sometime waiting woman and spy for Elizabeth, intends to live quietly with her small daughter, Meg, at Withysham, their country home. But word comes that her devoutly Catholic cousin, Edward Faldene, has set off for Scotland, carrying a secret list of families loyal to Elizabeth's rival, Mary, Queen of Scots."--Jacket
To ruin a queen : an Ursula Blanchard mystery at Queen Elizabeth I's court by Fiona Buckley( Book )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 729 libraries worldwide
"Still loyal to her royal mistress but needing to be with her French husband, Matthew de la Roche, Ursula begins to build a new life for herself at Matthew's chateau. She loves Matthew, although she longs desperately for her little girl, Meg, left behind in England. But when Meg's passage is finally arranged, the child is missing."--Jacket
Queen's ransom : a mystery at Queen Elizabeth's court : featuring Ursula Blanchard by Fiona Buckley( Book )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 728 libraries worldwide
Ursula Blanchard, a lady of Queen Elizabeth's court, is sent to France to deliver a letter to the Regent to try to defuse the coming war between French Catholics and Protestants
Queen without a crown by Fiona Buckley( Book )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 683 libraries worldwide
Happily married to her third husband, Hugh Stannard, lady-in-waiting Ursula Blanchard is hoping to give up her undercover work for Queen Elizabeth l in order to enjoy domestic bliss. But when Hugh unwittingly endangers possession of his ancestral home, Ursula is forced to take on a seemingly hopeless - but handsomely paid - private assignment, which the Queen spots is the perfect cover for a covert investigation into a group of rebel barons plotting to put Mary, Queen of Scots on the English throne
The fugitive queen : an Ursula Blanchard mystery at Queen Elizabeth I's court by Fiona Buckley( Book )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 677 libraries worldwide
Journeying to the side of her young ward, who has angered the queen with her infatuations with the married men at court, Ursula Blanchard receives a new mission to spy on Mary, Queen of Scots, at the castle where she is imprisoned
Queen's bounty by Fiona Buckley( Book )
4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 669 libraries worldwide
After receiving a threatening letter from the Countess of Norhumberland, Ursula Blanchard, special aide to Queen Elizabeth I, witnesses a series of strange events in her household and is soon accused of being a witch
A traitor's tears by Fiona Buckley( Book )
7 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 638 libraries worldwide
"July, 1573. Recently widowed, Ursula Blanchard is living a quiet life on her Surrey estate, caring for her infant son. But her peaceful existence is shattered when Ursula's neighbour Jane Cobbold is found dead in her own flowerbed, stabbed through the heart with a silver dagger - and Ursula's manservant Brockley is arrested for the crime. Determined to prove Brockley's innocence, Ursula seeks help from her old mentor Lord Burghley. But when a second death occurs and the queen's new spymaster, Francis Walsingham, gets involved, once again Ursula is reluctantly drawn into matters of espionage and affairs of state"--
A rescue for a queen by Fiona Buckley( Book )
5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 638 libraries worldwide
Ursula, traveling to the Netherlands to escort her foster daughter to meet her suitor, also investigates whether or not a wealthy Italian banker is plotting to put Mary, Queen of Scots on the English throne
A perilous alliance by Fiona Buckley( Book )
8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 440 libraries worldwide
January, 1576. Widow Ursula Blanchard is in no position to refuse when Sir Francis Walsingham decides she must wed Count Gilbert Renard in order to build a strategic alliance with the French. Soon after the count arrives at her country home to pay court, one of Ursula's household staff is found dead. An accident - or something more sinister?
The heretic's creed by Fiona Buckley( Book )
5 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 259 libraries worldwide
Ursula Blanchard must acquire a mysterious medieval manuscript in the latest enthralling historical adventure. February, 1577. Sir William Cecil has a dangerous new mission for Ursula Blanchard. He has asked her to visit Stonemoor House on the bleak Yorkshire moors, the home of a group of recusant women led by Abbess Philippa Gould. In their possession is an ancient book, and the Queen's advisor, Dr John Dee, is eager to get hold of it. However, while the Abbess is anxious to sell the book, others such as her half-sister Bella believe it to be heretical and demand that it be burned. It is not Sir William's first attempt to secure the book. His two previous emissaries vanished without trace. What happened to them - and will Ursula suffer the same fate?
Late harvest by Fiona Buckley( Book )
4 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 225 libraries worldwide
Exmoor, 1800. When farmer's daughter Peggy Shawe meets the charismatic Ralph Duggan, son of a so-called "free trader", it's love at first sight. Determined to prevent the match, Peggy's widowed mother sends her daughter to live with the Duggans for six weeks, believing she will be put off marriage to Ralph when she discovers what life is like among a smuggling family. Matters take a dramatic turn however when Ralph's brother Philip is suspected of murder, and Ralph and Philip are despatched to distant relatives across the Atlantic. Heartbroken, Peggy vows to be reunited with her lover one day. But it will be several years before she and Ralph are destined to meet again -- and in very different circumstances
To shield the Queen by Fiona Buckley( file )
11 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 216 libraries worldwide
The year is 1560. The setting is the court of Queen Elizabeth. Ursula Blanchard, an impoverished young widow newly come to court, is sent to Cumnor Place to protect the queen's reputation by looking after Amy Robsart, wife of Sir Robert Dudley, courtier to the queen and prime subject of scandalous rumors swirling about the palace. When Amy is found lying with a broken neck at the bottom of the staircase in her home, many suspect foul play. The queen, in love with Dudley, had a motive. Dudley, ambitious to marry Elizabeth, certainly had reason to wish his wife dead. Indeed, in the months before her death, Amy herself believed she was being poisoned. By the novel's end, the queen's spymaster and secretary of state has launched Ursula on a new career as one of his agents, setting the stage for the further adventures of one of the most enterprising and endearing heroines in historical mystery fiction
Queen's ransom by Fiona Buckley( file )
14 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and held by 176 libraries worldwide
Ursula Blanchard has a mandate from the secretary of state to spy on behalf of Queen Elizabeth I. Ursula now must travel to France, where civil war may break out at any moment. The mission to mediate peace between warring Protestant and Catholic factions seems clear, but there are hidden forces at work. Whom can Ursula trust? What will happen to her daughter if she fails?
The doublet affair by Fiona Buckley( file )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 151 libraries worldwide
Lady-in-waiting Ursula Blanchard is sent by Queen Elizabeth I to visit a scholar's home where she was the children's governess. Ostensibly a social call, the trip is to investigate a report of a plot to overthrow the queen
To ruin a queen : [a mystery at Queen Elizabeth I's Court featuring Ursula Blanchard] by Fiona Buckley( file )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 134 libraries worldwide
As the thrilling adventures of Ursula Blanchard, secret agent for Queen Elizabeth I, continue, she finds herself in France. She reunited with her husband, Matthew de la Roche, in a passionate but flaw relationship. But when Ursula learns that her daughter, Meg, has mysteriously disappeared, she immediately sets out on a frantic and dangerous search
A rescue for a queen by Fiona Buckley( file )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 85 libraries worldwide
February, 1571. Ursula is once more plunged into affairs of the state when she escorts her foster daughter Margaret to the Netherlands to meet her suitor. The queen's spymaster, Sir William Cecil, learns that the wealthy Italian banker Roberto Ridolfi will be hosting their forthcoming wedding, a man who he fears may once again be plotting to put Mary Queen of Scots on the English throne. But Ursula is also about to come face-to-face with her greatest enemy
Queen's ransom by Fiona Buckley( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Lady-in-Waiting Ursula Blanchard has a mandate from the Secretary of State to spy on behalf of Queen Elizabeth I. She now must travel to France to hand deliver a letter from Elizabeth to the Queen Mother and Regent, Catherine. The mission to mediate peace between warring Protestant and Catholic French factions seems clear, but there are hidden forces at work. Cosy mystery. Historical mystery
Better than gold by Fiona Buckley( file )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
It's 1845 in Ireland and Mary, a typical young girl who loves nothing more than spending time with her family, and her friends in the local hedge school, is devastated when her world is turned upside down by the potato blight
 
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