The King's Concubine
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers UK
Date: August 2016
Duration: 17 hours 4 minutes
Philippa of Hainault selects a young orphan from a convent. Alice Perrers, a girl born with nothing but ambition. The Queen has a role waiting for her at court.
Led down the corridors of the royal palace, the young virgin is secretly delivered to King Edward III - to perform the wifely duties of which ailing Philippa is no longer capable. Power has a price, and Alice Perrers will pay it.
Her fate is double edged; loved by the majesties, ostracised by her peers. Alice must balance her future with care as her star begins to rise - the despised concubine is not untouchable. Politics and pillow talk are dangerous bedfellows.
The fading great King wants her in his bed. Her enemies want her banished. One mistake and Alice will face a threat worse than any malicious whispers of the past.
'O'Brien cleverly intertwines the personal and political in this enjoyable, gripping tale.'- The Times
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'A gripping story of love, heartache and political intrigue.'-Woman & Home
'Packed with drama, danger, romance and history.'-Pam Norfolk, for the Press Association
'Better than Philippa Gregory' - 'Anne O'Brien has joined the exclusive club of excellent historical novelists.' - 'A gripping historical drama.'-Bellawww.anneobrien.co.uk@anne_obrien