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The King's Concubine

(2012)
A Novel of Alice Perrers
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'There was ... in England a shameless woman and wanton harlot called Ales Peres, of base kindred ... being neither beautiful or fair, she knew how to cover these defects with her flattering tongue ...'

One marriage. Three people. Proud king. Loving wife. Infamous mistress. 1362, Philippa of Hainault selects a young orphan from a convent ...

This is Alice Perrers, the King's Concubine, a royal mistress accused by her contemporaries of rapacious and self-serving greed, wheeling and dealing to achieve a fortune in land and jewels. Of manipulating an aging monarch until her avaricious hands replaced his on the reins of power. If even half of this was true, she was a remarkable woman.

The spell-binding pages of The King's Concubine invite you to enter the world of Edward III, one of England's most powerful and charismatic monarchs. Join Alice Perrers in her astonishing journey, from a child of obscure birth to the most powerful woman in the land. Making bold choices in her life, finding enemies on all sides, risking infamy and banishment for her relationship with King Edward, Alice survived and flourished. But when Edward died, his protection gone, her enemies began to sharpen their knives ...

Who would stand up for Alice Perrers then?

Alice's story in The King's Concubine opens a window for us into a fourteenth century world of power and passion where a woman of ambition but low birth must fight to achieve her goal. Alice's battle makes for a gripping story, allowing us to see the woman behind the notorious facade.

Genre: Historical

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February 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The King's Concubine
Author(s): Anne O'Brien
ISBN: 1-84845-384-1 / 978-1-84845-384-5 (UK edition)
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June 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: The King's Concubine: A Novel of Alice Perrers
Author(s): Anne O'Brien
ISBN: 0-451-23680-7 / 978-0-451-23680-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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May 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The King's Concubine
Author(s): Anne O'Brien
ISBN: 1-84845-099-0 / 978-1-84845-099-8 (UK edition)
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August 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The King's Concubine
Author(s): Anne O'Brien
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August 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The King's Concubine
Author(s): Anne O'Brien
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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June 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The King's Concubine: A Novel of Alice Perrers
Author(s): Anne O'Brien
Publisher: Berkley
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May 2012 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: The King's Concubine
Author(s): Anne O'Brien
Publisher: Mira
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