My Just Desire: The Life of Bess Raleigh, Wife to Sir Walter - Anna BeerBallantine, 2003, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.
From the cover: “Young, beautiful, and connected by blood to the one most powerful families in England, Bess Throckmorton had as much influence over Queen Elizabeth I as any woman in the realm — but she risked everything to marry the most charismatic man of the day. The secret marriage between Bess and the Queen's beloved Sir Walter Raleigh cost both of them their fortunes, their freedom, and very nearly their lives. Yet it was Bess, resilient, passionate, and politically shrewd, who would live to restore their name and reclaim her political influence. In this dazzling biography, Bess Raleigh finally emerges from her husband's shadow to stand as a complex, commanding figure in her own right.”