In this historical novel Simone van der Vlugt utterly convincingly crawls into the skin of Jacoba van Beieren (1401-1436). Jacoba was way ahead of her time, didn’t hide her feminist ideas and didn’t always choose the easy route in love. Fate did not smile kindly on her. She was a widow at 15 and her father, Count Willem IV, died soon after making her Countess of Holland, Zeeland and Henegouwen. We get to know a woman who had to overcome many odds, but never resigned herself to her lot and became stronger with every obstacle faced.
‘The history of Jacoba van Beieren is shocking but above all beautifully told.’ Metro
‘Stunning novel, bringing the fifteenth century vividly to life.’ Libelle
‘A gripping novel which brings the history of Jacoba van Beieren closer. Beautiful!’ Flair
- Ambo Anthos NL (original publisher)
Material: finished copies of the Dutch edition (318pp)