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Books by Anne O'Brien

  • A Tapestry of Treason

    Anne O'Brien

    Product Code: ATOT
    Hardback
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    Follow one woman's fight for what's right for the world in 1399...

    Written by Anne O'Brien, the historical novel A Tapestry of Treason shows that Constance of York, Lady Despenser, was far more than just an observer in her dysfunctional family.

    Despite being surrounded by power-hungry men, Constance manages to place herself at the heart of two treasonous plots against King Henry IV. Will her Plantagenet family be able to safeguard its political power by restoring King Richard II to the throne or the precarious Mortimer claimant? Whatever happens, Constance knows the cost of her ambition might overwhelm her but she must do what is right.

    Packed with treason, tragedy, heartbreak and betrayal, this gripping novel gives a voice to one of the forgotten women of British history.
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  • The Shadow Queen

    Anne O'Brien

    Product Code: BMKVL
    Paperback
    The Sunday Times Bestseller `A cracking historical novel' - Good Housekeeping `A dangerous word, perhaps, for a woman. Power.' From her first clandestine marriage, Joan of Kent's reputation is one of beauty, rumour and scandal. Her royal blood makes her a desirable bride. Her ambition and passion make her a threat. Joan knows what she must do to protect her reputation...the games to play, the men to marry. She will do anything to get what she wants: The Crown of England. A tale of ambition, treachery and desire, The Shadow Queen tells of a woman's ascent through the court to command royal power alongside her young son, King Richard II.
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  • Queen of the North

    Anne O'Brien

    Product Code: BWKQK
    Paperback
    From Sunday Times bestseller Anne O'Brien . . . To those around her she was a loyal subject. In her heart she was a traitor. 1399: England's crown is under threat. King Richard II holds onto his power by an ever-weakening thread, with exiled Henry of Lancaster back to reclaim his place on the throne. For Elizabeth Mortimer, there is only one rightful King - her eight-year-old nephew, Edmund. Only he can guarantee her fortunes, and protect her family's rule over the precious Northern lands bordering Scotland. But many, including Elizabeth's husband, do not want another child-King. Elizabeth must hide her true ambitions in Court, and go against her husband's wishes to help build a rebel army. To question her loyalty to the King places Elizabeth in the shadow of the axe. To concede would curdle her Plantagenet blood. This is one woman's quest to turn history on its head. `O'Brien is now approaching Philippa Gregory status' Reader's Digest `O'Brien is a terrific storyteller' Daily Telegraph `O'Brien cleverly intertwines the personal and political' The Times
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  • The Queen's Choice

    Anne O'Brien

    Product Code: AYXJZ
    Paperback
    A Sunday Times Bestseller 'O'Brien cleverly intertwines the personal and political in this enjoyable, gripping tale.' -The Times Her children or her crown France, 1399: The Duke of Brittany is dead and his widow, Joanna of Navarre, has inherited control of their land - a testament to her intellect, integrity and political prowess. Then comes an unprecedented proposal from Henry IV, King of England. The price of becoming his Queen? Abandoning her homeland, leaving her children and sacrificing her independence. Henry's hold on the crown is unsteady and war is brewing. With the constant threat of rebellion, Henry will trust no-one - not even his new Queen. Crossing the channel is a dangerous prospect. But the union between Joanna and Henry would bring the chance of a vital alliance between two proud states - if they will allow it. One question. Two paths. A choice that will make history. Praise for The Queen's Choice 'A gem of a subject ...O'Brien is a terrific storyteller' - Daily Telegraph 'Joanna of Navarre is the feisty heroine in Anne O'Brien's fast-paced historical novel The Queen's Choice.' -Good Housekeeping 'A gripping story of love, heartache and political intrigue.' -Woman & Home 'Packed with drama, danger, romance and history.' -Pam Norfolk, for the Press Association 'A gripping historical drama.' -Bella www.anneobrien.co.uk @anne_obrien
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