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The Scandalous Duchess Audiobook

The Scandalous Duchess

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If you will be a great man's mistress, you must pay the price....

The Savoy, 1372. Widow Lady Katherine Swynford presents herself for a role in the household of merciless royal prince John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, hoping to end her destitution. But the Duke's scandalous proposition leaves her life of pious integrity reeling....

Seduced by the glare of royal adoration, Katherine becomes John's mistress. She will leave behind everything she has stood for to play second fiddle to his young wife and ruthless ambition. She will live in the shadows of the most powerful man in England in the hope of a love greater than propriety. But soon the court whispers - whore, harlot, vile temptress - reach the ears of not just John's bride but his most dangerous political enemies.

As the Plantagenet prince is accused of bringing England to its knees, who better to blame than shameless she-devil Katherine Swynford? Dragged from the shadows, Katherine must answer for her sins.

©2014 Anne O'Brien (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

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    loved the book and narrator was very good with a beautiful voice, captivating from beginning.

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    Valerie 15/09/2016
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    Its such a fascinating period in history and this is such a strong female character that it seemed sucha shame she was left to utter deep sighs and a bit of bodice ripping.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Anne O'Brien? Why or why not?

    No I was not overly impressed with the writing style sorry!


    Would you be willing to try another one of Lucy Paterson’s performances?

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    Was The Scandalous Duchess worth the listening time?

    a reasonable tube ride book.


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