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The King's Concubine by Anne O'Brien

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Also by Anne O'Brien:

The Shadow Queen, May 2017
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The King's Concubine, June 2012
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Queen Defiant, June 2011
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The Virgin Widow, November 2010
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Conquering Knight, Captive Lady, March 2009
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The Runaway Heiress, August 2006
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Broken Vows, Mended Hearts, June 2006
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The Enigmatic Rake, March 2006
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The Outrageous Debutante, December 2005
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The King's Concubine
Anne O'Brien

NAL
June 2012
On Sale: June 5, 2012
Featuring: Edward III; Alice Perrers
464 pages
ISBN: 0451236807
EAN: 9780451236807
Kindle: B0073XV6H8
Paperback / e-Book
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A child born in the plague year of 1348, abandoned and raised within the oppressive walls of a convent, Alice Perrers refused to take the veil, convinced that a greater destiny awaited her. Ambitious and quick witted, she rose above her obscure beginnings to become the infamous mistress of Edward III. But always, essentially, she was alone...
 
Early in Alice’s life, a chance meeting with royalty changes everything: kindly Queen Philippa, deeply in love with her husband but gravely ill, chooses Alice as a lady-in-waiting. Under the queen’s watchful eye, Alice dares to speak her mind. She demands to be taken seriously. She even flirts with the dynamic, much older king. But she is torn when her vibrant spirit captures his interest...and leads her to a betrayal she never intended.

In Edward’s private chambers, Alice discovers the pleasures and paradoxes of her position. She is the queen’s confidante, the king’s lover, yet she can rely only on herself. It is a divided role she was destined to play, and she vows to play it until the bitter end. Even as she is swept up in Edward’s lavish and magnificent court, amassing wealth and influence for herself, becoming an enemy of his power-hungry son John of Gaunt, and a sparring partner to the resourceful diplomat William de Windsor, she anticipates the day when the political winds will turn against her. For when her detractors voice their hatred, and accusations of treason swirl around her,threatening to destroy everything she has achieved, who will stand by Alice then?

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