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If you will be a great man s mistress you must pay the price...
1372, The Savoy. Widow Lady Katherine Swynford presents herself for a role in the household of merciless royal prince John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, hoping to end her destitution. But the Duke s scandalous proposition leaves her life of pious integrity reeling...
Seduced by the glare of royal adoration, Katherine becomes John s mistress. She will leave behind everything she has stood for to play second fiddle to his young wife and ruthless ambition. She will live in the shadows of the most powerful man in England in the hope of a love greater than propriety.
But soon the court whispers whore, harlot, vile temptress reach the ears of not just John s bride but his most dangerous political enemies. As the Plantagenet prince is accused of bringing England to its knees, who better to blame than shameless she-devil Katherine Swynford?
Dragged from the shadows, Katherine must answer for her sins.
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Anne O Brien has joined the exclusive club of excellent historical novelists Sunday Express
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Her writing is highly evocative of the time period... O Brien has produced an epic tale Historical Novel Society
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Once again O Brien proves herself a medieval history magician, conjuring up a sizzling, sweeping story Lancashire Evening Post
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‘Joanna of Navarre is the feisty heroine in Anne O’Brien’s fast-paced historical novel The Queen’s Choice.’
‘O’Brien is a terrific storyteller’
- Daily Telegraph
‘A gripping story of love, heartache and political intrigue.’
-Woman & Home
‘Packed with drama, danger, romance and history, The Queen’s Choice is the perfect reading choice for the long winter nights.’
- The Press Association
‘A gripping historical drama.’
Anne O'Brien was born in the West Riding of Yorkshire. After gaining a BA Honours degree in History at Manchester University and a Master's in Education at Hull, she lived in the East Riding for many years as a teacher of history.
She now lives with her husband in an eighteenth-century timber-framed cottage in depths of the Welsh Marches in Herefordshire. It is a wild, beautiful place on the borders between England and Wales, renowned for its black-and-white timbered houses, ruined castles and priories and magnificent churches. It is steeped in history, famous people and bloody deeds, as well as ghosts and folklore, all providing inspiration. Anne is the author of The Virgin Widow, The Devil's Consort, The King's Concubine, and The Forbidden Queen
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Book Description Harlequin (Uk), 2015. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 608 pages. In Stock. Seller Inventory # zk184845385X