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A Sunday Times best seller.

Her path to the throne is paved with treason....

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Philippa of Hainault may be married to King Edward III, but she’s penniless and powerless. England quivers in the clutches of the Dowager Queen Isabella and her darkly ambitious lover Lord Mortimer while her husband rots in jail, a prisoner at Mortimer’s hand. It will take a courageous young man to emerge from the shadows and rise up against this formidable pair.

Philippa won’t sit back and see Edward puppeteered. She is determined to see justice done. It’s her words whispered into the young King Edward’s ear that will see the battle for England’s throne commence.

©2019 Anne O'Brien (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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"O’Brien cleverly intertwines the personal and political in this enjoyable, gripping tale." (The Times)

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This is a short story. If I’d paid attention and realised, I’d never have wasted a credit that cost £6 on it.

Having said that, the story was ok but didn’t grab me by the throat so maybe for the best there wasn’t another 10 hours to go!

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