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Summary

England's most ruthless Queen.

Eleanor, Duchess of Aquitaine, is a determined woman who plots and schemes an astonishing path between two equally powerful men in 12th-century Europe, a woman who can manoeuvre and manipulate to safeguard her own lands as effectively as any power-grasping lord.

Eleanor is single-minded in her struggle to keep her inheritance intact, leading her to reject one husband and take another who will fulfill her desires. Eleanor 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.

©2011 Anne O’Brien (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic reviews

"Anne O'Brien has joined the exclusive club of excellent historical novelists." ( Sunday Express)

Praise for Anne O'Brien:
"One of the best writers around...she outdoes even Philippa Gregory." (The Sun)
"Her writing is highly evocative of the time period...O'Brien has produced an epic tale." (Historical Novel Society)
"Anne O'Brien's novels give a voice to the 'silent' women of history." (Yorkshire Post)
"Once again O'Brien proves herself a medieval history magician, conjuring up a sizzling, sweeping story." (Lancashire Evening Post)
"An exciting and intriguing story of love and historical politics. If you enjoy Philippa Gregory and Alison Weir you will love Anne O'Brien." (We Love This Book)

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