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The Irish Princess

Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
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Summary

Ireland, 1160.

Aoife MacMurchada is just 14 years old when her father Diarmit, King of Leinster, is brutally deposed, and her family is forced to flee Southern Ireland into English exile. Diarmit seeks help from King Henry II, an alliance that leads him to the charismatic Richard de Clare, lord of Striguil, a man dissatisfied with his lot and open to new horizons.

Diarmit promises Richard wealth, lands, and Aoife's hand in marriage in return for his aid, but Aoife, has her own thoughts on the matter. She may be a prize, but she is not a pawn and she will play the game to her own advantage.

From the royal halls of scheming kings, to staunch Welsh border fortresses and across storm-tossed seas to the wild green kingdoms of Ireland, The Irish Princess is a sumptuous, journey of ambition and desire, love and loss, heartbreak and survival.

©2019 Elizabeth Chadwick (P)2019 Hachette Audio UK

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an excellent book

I have often come across Strongbow and his daughter Isabel. but never have I heard about Aoife McMahon. it's good to read this especially as it's so well written.

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Excellent handling of a fascinating story

Thoroughly enjoyable . Elizabeth Chadwick on top form as a storyteller and researcher. Flawless performance by Aoife McMahon.

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Beautiful

well written book brought to life in audio, Elizabeth's research and literary talent never ceases to amaze me x

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beautifully written

I loved this book ,I can imagine the harsh weather ,the costumes ,the lives of the characters as though I was there ,beautifully written and thoroughly researched, I really reccomend this book !

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Excellent

I really enjoyed this. A fascinating slice of Irish history. The main characters were really interesting.

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Narrator poor

Very disappointed the narrator made this totally unlistenable so unable to rate the story. Such a shame as I normally enjoy E Chadwick’s book.

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Couldn’t put it down

This was a brilliant read from beginning to end, I couldn’t put it down and was in thralled by both the story and betrayal of the characters. The narration was flawless and I felt added a richness to the story itself I even cheated and looked up the history before I was even halfway through so I could see what was in store. This is a must read for those who enjoy historical novels which portray the people living in those times in a truly humanistic way.

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I cried, particularly well written in certain area

Good story, found the heroine irritating in parts. I struggled a bit in places which is unusual for Elizabeth's books.

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an interesting historical fiction

I was intrigued by the concept with the novel based on fact. the story is that journey from a woman's perspective. It is nicely written and you can imagine how it felt to be there.