Queen of the North

Queen of the North

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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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Product details

  • Hardback | 480 pages
  • 159 x 240 x 40mm | 560g
  • HQ
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • ePub edition
  • 0008225419
  • 9780008225414
  • 321,881

Review quote

`Once more Anne O'Brien takes her readers on an emotional rollercoaster ride through the lives of people that history has largely reduced to entries on a medieval family tree. In this gripping novel Elizabeth Mortimer's story joins the growing list of female lives Anne has gloriously rescued from history's recycling skip' Joanna Hickson

`Enthralling ... with masterful skill Anne O'Brien takes the reader on an action packed journey back to the tumultuous and uncertain days of the fifteenth century. O'Brien's beautifully crafted narrative is full of wonderful details and dangerous intrigues that draw the reader into the dangerous world of Elizabeth Mortimer. A medieval masterpiece.' Nicola Tallis

Praise for Anne O'Brien

`O'Brien cleverly intertwines the personal and political in this enjoyable, gripping tale'
The Times

`A cracking historical novel.'
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.'
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About Anne O'Brien

Sunday Times bestselling author Anne O'Brien was born in West Yorkshire. After gaining a BA Honours degree in History at Manchester University and a Master's in Education at Hull, she lived in East Yorkshire for many years as a teacher of history.

Today she has sold over 250,000 copies of her books in the UK and lives with her husband in an eighteenth-century timber-framed cottage in the depths of the Welsh Marches in Herefordshire. The area provides endless inspiration for her novels about the forgotten women of history.

Visit Anne online at www.anneobrien.co.uk

Find Anne on Facebook and follow her on Twitter @anne_obrien
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153 ratings
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4 41% (62)
3 22% (33)
2 7% (10)
1 3% (4)
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