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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.

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Featured Books, with extracts, by Anne O'Brien

The Shadow Queen by Anne O'Brien
Reader Reviewed The Shadow Queen
Anne O'Brien
A truly gripping and compelling novel exploring the fascinating life of Joan of Kent, as she grew from a wilful child to a shrewd and capable woman, through to the time her son became Richard II. Joan tells her own...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/05/2017
The Queen's Choice by Anne O'Brien
Reader Reviewed The Queen's Choice
Anne O'Brien
‘The Queen’s Choice’ is a wonderfully effortless read, where historical fact blends with romance, scheming and subterfuge. Covering a period between 1396 and 1422 the story revolves around Joanna of Navarre who married King Henry IV in a time where...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/05/2016
The Queen's Choice by Anne O'Brien
Reader Reviewed The Queen's Choice
Anne O'Brien
‘The Queen’s Choice’ is a wonderfully effortless read, where historical fact blends with romance, scheming and subterfuge. Covering a period between 1396 and 1422 the story revolves around Joanna of Navarre who married King Henry IV in a time where...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/01/2016
The King's Sister by Anne O'Brien
Reader Reviewed The King's Sister
Anne O'Brien
March 2015 Book of the Month. A passionate, all-consuming yet very sad love story in violent times, that of Elizabeth of Lancaster, a Plantagenet, for John Holland, Duke of Exeter. We are...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
The King's Concubine by Anne O'Brien
The King's Concubine
Anne O'Brien
For fans of historical fiction by Philippa Gregory we have an excellent alternative author to try - Anne O’Brien. Her well-researched novels, based on real characters in history make for an absorbing, entertaining and educational read. The King’s Concubine...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/02/2015
The Scandalous Duchess by Anne O'Brien
The Scandalous Duchess
Anne O'Brien
The tale of the love between John of Gaunt and Katherine Swynford, one of the most powerful love stories in English history. Those who know their history know the story which is lovingly embellished here. Those who don’t, John of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/02/2015
The King's Sister by Anne O'Brien
Reader Reviewed The King's Sister
Anne O'Brien
A passionate, all-consuming yet very sad love story in violent times, that of Elizabeth of Lancaster, a Plantagenet, for John Holland, Duke of Exeter. We are in the 1380s and 90s, a very complex period of history, here thrillingly related. ...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/11/2014
Devil's Consort by Anne O'Brien
Devil's Consort
Anne O'Brien
Eleanor, Duchess of Aquitaine intends to reign as Queen and is prepared to bring scandal down upon herself in pursuit of her ultimate prize. Hers is a story of power, political intrigue, passion and love.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/04/2011
Virgin Widow - England's Forgotten Queen by Anne O'Brien
Virgin Widow - England's Forgotten Queen
Anne O'Brien
June 2010 Debut of the Month. A rich and compelling tale of love, ambition, lust, and intrigue and a great insight into how women were used as pawns in the scheme of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/05/2010

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