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The Shadow Queen

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'A cracking historical novel' - Good Housekeeping From the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Queen's Choice '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.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 560 pages
  • 159 x 240 x 43mm | 790g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • HQ
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1848455070
  • 9781848455078
  • 16,953

About Anne O'Brien

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.show more

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Praise for THE QUEEN'S CHOICE 'O'Brien cleverly intertwines the personal and political in this enjoyable, gripping tale' The Times '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.' -Bellashow more

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