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Shadow On the Crown

(2012)
(The first book in the Emma of Normandy series)
A novel by

 
 
A rich tale of power and forbidden love revolving around a young medieval queen

In 1002, fifteen­-year-old Emma of Normandy crosses the Narrow Sea to wed the much older King Athelred of England, whom she meets for the first time at the church door. Thrust into an unfamiliar and treacherous court, with a husband who mistrusts her, stepsons who resent her and a bewitching rival who covets her crown, Emma must defend herself against her enemies and secure her status as queen by bearing a son.

Determined to outmaneuver her adversaries, Emma forges alliances with influential men at court and wins the affection of the English people. But her growing love for a man who is not her husband and the imminent threat of a Viking invasion jeopardize both her crown and her life.

Based on real events recorded in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, Shadow on the Crown introduces readers to a fascinating, overlooked period of history and an unforgettable heroine whose quest to find her place in the world will resonate with modern readers.

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Hardback Editions

June 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: Shadow on the Crown (The Emma of Normandy, Book 1)
Author(s): Patricia Bracewell
ISBN: 0-00-748173-X / 978-0-00-748173-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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February 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: Shadow on the Crown: A Novel
Author(s): Patricia Bracewell
ISBN: 0-670-02639-5 / 978-0-670-02639-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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Paperback Editions

2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Shadow on the Crown (The Emma of Normandy, Book 1)
Author(s): Patricia Bracewell
ISBN: 0-00-748176-4 / 978-0-00-748176-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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December 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Shadow on the Crown
Author(s): Patricia Bracewell
ISBN: 0-14-312435-8 / 978-0-14-312435-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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February 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Shadow on the Crown (The Emma of Normandy, Book 1)
Author(s): Patricia Bracewell
ISBN: 0-00-748174-8 / 978-0-00-748174-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

July 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Shadow on the Crown: The Emma of Normandy, Book 1
Author(s): Patricia Bracewell
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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July 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Shadow on the Crown: The Emma of Normandy, Book 1
Author(s): Patricia Bracewell
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   


February 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Shadow on the Crown: A Novel
Author(s): Patricia Bracewell
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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February 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Shadow on the Crown: A Novel
Author(s): Patricia Bracewell
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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Kindle Editions

February 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Shadow on the Crown (The Emma of Normandy, Book 1) (The Emma of Normandy Series)
Author(s): Patricia Bracewell
Publisher: HarperCollins
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February 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Shadow on the Crown: A Novel
Author(s): Patricia Bracewell
Publisher: Penguin Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA