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Anne O’Brien’s new novel, Queen of the North, is available to pre-order now

England’s Forgotten Queens

‘Anne O’Brien has joined the exclusive club of excellent historical novelists.’ - Sunday Express

ENGLAND'S MOST RUTHLESS QUEEN.

July, 1137. In the baking sunshine of Bordeaux, Eleanor, Duchess of Aquitaine, eagerly awaits her first meeting with the prince who will become her husband.

But Louis Capet is no fit match for educated, independent Eleanor. When he inherits the throne of France, it becomes clear that his monastic ways and indecisive rule could cost him his country – and his marriage.

Determined to rule her own lands, Eleanor leads the men of Aquitaine on Crusade. The march to Outremer will make her the most scandalous woman in all of Christendom.

And one chance meeting between Eleanor and Henry Plantagenet will change the fate of England – forever…

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

Reviews

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

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.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2011
May 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
384
Pages
PUBLISHER
HQ
SIZE
6
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