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

By Anne O'Brien

'Anne O’Brien has joined the specific membership of good historic novelists.’ - Sunday Express

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

Philippa of Hainault will be married to King Edward III yet she’s penniless and powerless. England quivers within the clutches of the Dowager Queen Isabella and her darkly bold lover Lord Mortimer whereas her husband rots in penitentiary, a prisoner at Mortimer’s hand. it's going to take a brave younger guy to emerge from the shadows and get up in contrast bold pair.

Philippa won’t chill out and spot Edward puppeteered. She is decided to determine justice performed. It’s her phrases whispered into the younger King Edward’s ear that would see the conflict for England’s throne commence.

Mightier have fallen. Treason threatens. The victor’s prize is England…failure is death.

It’s a robust union that ties Philippa and Edward during this darkly pleasing brief tale yet will it usually be so?

Praise for Anne O’Brien:

‘One of the simplest writers around…she outdoes even Philippa GregoryThe Sun

‘Her writing is highly evocative of the time period… O’Brien has produced an epic story’ Historical Novel Society

Anne O’Brien’s novels provide a voice to the “silent” ladies of historyYorkshire Post

‘Once back O’Brien proves herself a medieval historical past magician, conjuring up a hot, sweeping storyLancashire night Post

‘An interesting and fascinating tale of affection and ancient politics. If you take pleasure in Philippa Gregory and Alison Weir you will adore Anne O'BrienWe Love This Book

‘A brilliantly researched and well-told tale; you won’t be capable to placed this ebook downCandis

‘A fast paced old drama that's jam-packed with suspense.’ Essentials

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Devil's Consort: England's Most Ruthless Queen

By Anne O'Brien

Eleanor, Duchess of Aquitaine, is a decided lady who plots and schemes an awesome direction among both robust males in 12th century Europe, a lady who can manoeuvre and control to defend her personal lands as successfully as any power-grasping lord. Eleanor is single-minded in her fight to maintain her inheritance intact, prime her to reject one husband and take one other who will fulfil her wants. Eleanor intends to reign as Queen and is ready to convey scandal down upon herself in pursuit of her final prize. Hers is a narrative of energy, political intrigue, ardour and love.

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1066 The Conquest

By Peter Fieldman

ENGLAND'S DEFINING second IN historical past a thousand YEARS in the past ON essentially the most vital DATES IN ENGLISH HISTORY.

A NORMAN DUKE LED THE final INVASION of britain TO develop into KING of britain. APPOINTED DUKE OF NORMANDYAT THE AGE OF 8 at the dying OF HIS FATHER, HE SURVIVED makes an attempt ON HIS existence AND GREW UP IN A MEDIEVAL global filled with INTRIGUE, TREACHERY AND VENGEANCE . AFTER YEARS OF clash HE grew to become the main strong FEUDAL WARLORD IN NORMANDY AND received THE FRIENDSHIP OF HIS maximum RIVAL, HAROLD, THE SAXON EARL, until eventually the ultimate disagreement at the box close to HASTINGS GAVE HIM THE CROWN . this can be 1066, THE LEGEND OF WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR.

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A Regimental Affair: A Novel

By Allan Mallinson

ALLAN MALLINSON’S A shut Run Thing and Honorable Company stirred readers and critics with the army adventures of younger Captain Matthew Hervey on the conflict of Waterloo and amid the tough terrain and treacherous intrigues of India. Now, in 1817, Hervey returns to an England whose hard-won peace is shaken through the misery and discord of its humans. or even as he's stuck up within the turbulent sunrise of a brand new period, he needs to wrestle a planned try to orchestrate his personal ruin.

The honors he received in India fell in need of Captain Matthew Hervey’s inner most desire–to go back to his loved sixth mild Dragoons. yet now situations enable him to renew command of the unit–and to marry the gorgeous girl Henrietta Lindsay, whom he has enjoyed given that youth. in the meantime, although, his soldier’s middle is pierced via the sight of guys in British scarlet crippled within the provider of king and nation, now forgotten and put off, decreased to begging and petty crime. it's no ask yourself that rabble-rousers clamor for reform and that lawlessness is erupting all over the place, from the towns to the countryside.

As for Hervey’s personal cavalry, guarding Regency Brighton and ambushing French smugglers in dead night coves, he unearths them, too, significantly replaced. Their new lieutenant colonel, Lord Towcester, is a cold-eyed martinet–vain, inept, and bigoted–who cares much less for the welfare of his males than for retaining the shine on their glowing brass buttons. additionally, it quickly turns into transparent that he'll cease at not anything to result in Hervey’s shame and downfall. For during this younger officer, a conflict hero and previous aide-de-camp to the Duke of Wellington, Towcester sees all that he himself as soon as forfeited via cowardice.

But the scandal that haunts Towcester is an previous and mystery one and to reveal it is going to price Hervey his rank, the command of his loved Sixth–and the capacity to aid his radiant, passionate bride. Even the captivating and decided Henrietta, no longer above a bit politicking in excessive locations to correct wrongs, is not able to diplomatically placed a cease to Towcester’s vendetta.

As the economic Revolution builds and foodstuff riots collapse to rioting Luddite mobs, Hervey’s troop is published to counter the specter of a normal rebellion. yet his box strategies and peacekeeping imaginative and prescient are jeopardized via enemies either inside of and with out. after which destiny calls his regiment to the darkish frozen wastes of a far off frontier, the place one other people’s lifestyle is being destroyed through the march of swap, and the place tragedy and bloodshed will strength a showdown among Hervey and his nemesis.

A Regimental Affair is a gorgeous tapestry of bright characters, rousing motion, and real old element that re-creates an international of well mannered English drawing rooms, poverty-stricken London streets, and frozen battlefields, the place human ardour and blind destiny supply delivery to the future of a nation–and a hero.

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Remarkable Creatures: A Novel

By Tracy Chevalier

A voyage of discovery, extraordinary girls, and a unprecedented time and position enhance this New York Times bestselling novel via Tracy Chevalier, writer of At the sting of the Orchard and Girl With a Pearl Earring.

at the windswept, fossil-strewn shorelines of the English coast, negative and uneducated Mary Anning learns that she has a special reward: "the eye" to identify fossils nobody else can see. while she uncovers an strange fossilized skeleton within the cliffs close to her domestic, she units the spiritual group on side, the townspeople to gossip, and the medical global alight. After enduring sour chilly, thunderstorms, and landslips, her demanding situations merely develop while she falls in love with an most unlikely man.

Mary quickly unearths an not likely champion in prickly Elizabeth Philpot, a middle-class spinster who stocks her ardour for scouring the seashores. Their dating moves a fragile stability among fierce loyalty, mutual appreciation, and rarely suppressed envy, yet finally seems to be their maximum asset.

Remarkable Creatures is a beautiful ancient novel that follows the tale of 2 amazing nineteenth century fossil hunters who replaced the medical global ceaselessly.

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Age, Narrative and Migration: The Life Course and Life Histories of Bengali Elders in London

By Katy Gardner

Whilst nearly all of contemporary learn on id and ethnicity among South Asians in Britain has targeted upon more youthful humans, this booklet bargains with Bengali elders, the ‘first iteration' of migrants from Sylhet, in Bangladesh. The e-book describes what number of those elders face the approaches of growing old, disease and ― ultimately ― loss of life, in a rustic the place they didn't anticipate to stick and the place they don't inevitably suppose they belong. The ways that they speak about and take care of this, and particularly, their ambivalence in the direction of Britain and Bangladesh lies on the center of the e-book.

Centrally, the booklet is predicated round the males and women's lifestyles tales. In her research of those, Gardner exhibits how narratives play a major position within the formation of either collective and person id and are key domain names for the articulation of gender and age. Underlying the tales that individuals inform, and occasionally hidden inside of their gaps and silences, are usually different concerns and matters. utilizing specific idioms and narrative units, the elders speak about the contradictions and disjunctions of transmigration, their courting with and occasionally resistance to, the British nation, and what they generally current because the ‘breakdown' of ‘traditional' methods. as well as this, the ebook indicates that histories, tales and id should not simply narrated via phrases, but in addition in the course of the physique - a space infrequently theorized in reports of migration.

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The Conquering Family (The Pageant of England Series, Book 1)

By Thomas B. Costain

Thomas B. Costain's four-volume background of the Plantagenets starts with THE CONQUERING kinfolk and the conquest of britain by means of William the Conqueror in 1066, last with the reign of John in 1216. The afflicted interval after the Norman Conquest, while the principles of presidency have been hammered out among monarch and folks, involves lifestyles via Costain's storytelling ability and ancient mind's eye.

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The Princes in the Tower

By Alison Weir

Despite 5 centuries of research by way of historians, the sinister deaths of the boy king Edward V and his more youthful brother Richard, Duke of York, stay of the main interesting homicide mysteries in English historical past. Did Richard III fairly kill “the Princes within the Tower,” as is often believed, or was once the assassin another person totally? rigorously studying each shred of latest facts in addition to dozens of contemporary money owed, Alison Weir reconstructs the complete chain of occasions resulting in the double homicide. we're witnesses to the competition, ambition, intrigue, and fight for energy that culminated within the imprisonment of the princes and the hushed-up murders that secured Richard’s declare to the throne as Richard III. A masterpiece of old examine and a riveting tale of conspiracy and deception, The Princes within the Tower eventually offers an answer to this age-old puzzle.

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Chosen for the Marriage Bed

By Anne O'Brien

Elizabeth de Lacy is informed she needs to wed her family's sworn enemy! Lord Richard Malinder needs to produce an inheritor, and a union with the de Lacy kinfolk might end up advantageous...Elizabeth has no longer anticipated to suppose such excessive charm and the warmth of anticipation rises as they make their solution to the bridal chamber...

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