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Devil's Consort

By Anne O'Brien

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Format: Paperback, 544 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 20 February 2015
England's Forgotten Queens `Anne O'Brien has joined the exclusive club of excellent historical novelists.' - Sunday Express ENGLAND'S MOST RUTHLESS QUEEN. Eleanor, Duchess of Aquitaine, is a determined woman who plots and schemes an astonishing path between two equally powerful men in twelfth century Europe, a woman who can manoeuvre and manipulate to safeguard her own lands as effectively as any power-grasping lord. Eleanor is single-minded in her struggle to keep her inheritance intact, leading her to reject one husband and take another who will fulfil her desires. Eleanor intends to reign as Queen and is prepared to bring scandal down upon herself in pursuit of her ultimate prize. Hers is a story of power, political intrigue, passion and love. Praise for Anne O'Brien: `One of the best writers around...she outdoes even Philippa Gregory' The Sun `Her writing is highly evocative of the time period... O'Brien has produced an epic tale' Historical Novel Society `Anne O'Brien's novels give a voice to the "silent" women of history' Yorkshire Post `Once again O'Brien proves herself a medieval history magician, conjuring up a sizzling, sweeping story' Lancashire Evening Post `An exciting and intriguing story of love and historical politics. If you enjoy Philippa Gregory and Alison Weir you will love Anne O'Brien' We Love This Book `A brilliantly researched and well-told story; you won't be able to put this book down' Candis `A fast paced historical drama that is full of suspense.' Essentials

About the Author

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 on the borders between England and Wales.

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Praise for Anne O'Brien `Joanna of Navarre is the feisty heroine in Anne O'Brien's fast-paced historical novel The Queen's Choice.'-Good Housekeeping `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.'-Bella

EAN: 9781848453883
ISBN: 1848453884
Publisher: Mira
Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.6 x 3.5 centimetres (0.27 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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