The Uncrowned Queen (Short story prequel to The King's Concubine): First edition

By Anne O'Brien

Published: April 2012

ISBN: 9781408993057

  • A Sunday Times Bestseller

    ‘O’Brien cleverly intertwines the personal and political in this enjoyable, gripping tale.’
    -The Times

    Her path to the throne is paved with treason… 1330.

    Philippa of Hainault may be married to King Edward III but she’s penniless and powerless. England quivers in the clutches of the Dowager Queen Isabella and her darkly ambitious lover Lord Mortimer while her husband rots in jail, a prisoner at Mortimer’s hand. It will take a courageous young man to emerge from the shadows and rise up against this formidable pair.

    Philippa won’t sit back and see Edward puppeteered. She is determined to see justice done. It’s her words whispered into the young King Edward’s ear that will see the battle for England’s throne commence.

    Praise for Anne O’Brien

    ‘O’Brien cleverly intertwines the personal and political in this enjoyable, gripping tale.’
    - The Times

    ‘A gem of a subject … O’Brien is a terrific storyteller’
    - Daily Telegraph

    ‘Joanna of Navarre is the feisty heroine in Anne O’Brien’s fast-paced historical novel The Queen’s Choice.’
    -Good Housekeeping

    ‘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’ – The Bookseller

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

    ‘A gripping historical drama.’
    -Bella

    ‘This book has everything – royalty, scandal, fascinating historical politics and ultimately, the shaping of the woman who founded the Tudors.’ – Cosmopolitan

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