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The King's Concubine A Child Born In The Plague Year Of , Abandoned And Raised Within The Oppressive Walls Of A Convent, Alice Perrers Refused To Take The Veil, Convinced That A Greater Destiny Awaited Her Ambitious And Quick Witted, She Rose Above Her Obscure Beginnings To Become The Infamous Mistress Of Edward III But Always, Essentially, She Was Alone Early In Alice S Life, A Chance Meeting With Royalty Changes Everything Kindly Queen Philippa, Deeply In Love With Her Husband But Gravely Ill, Chooses Alice As A Lady In Waiting Under The Queen S Watchful Eye, Alice Dares To Speak Her Mind She Demands To Be Taken Seriously She Even Flirts With The Dynamic, Much Older King But She Is Torn When Her Vibrant Spirit Captures His Interestand Leads Her To A Betrayal She Never Intended In Edward S Private Chambers, Alice Discovers The Pleasures And Paradoxes Of Her Position She Is The Queen S Confidante And The King S Lover, Yet She Can Rely Only On Herself It Is A Divided Role She Was Destined To Play, And She Vows To Play It Until The Bitter End Even As She Is Swept Up In Edward S Lavish And Magnificent Court, Amassing Wealth And Influence For Herself, Becoming An Enemy Of His Power Hungry Son John Of Gaunt, And A Sparring Partner To Resourceful Diplomat William De Windsor, She Anticipates The Day When The Political Winds Will Turn Against Her For When Her Detractors Voice Their Hatred,and Accusations Of Treason Swirl Around Her,threatening To Destroy Everything She Has Achieved, Who Will Stand By Alice Then Includes A Readers Guide



10 thoughts on “The King's Concubine

  1. says:

    Better than Philippa Gregory says the bold statement on the cover Oooh Big Call.Gregory is one of the finest architects of what I call the Likeable Villianess the abrasive, self serving, yet ultimately sympathetic anti heroine you love to hate Finest of these times might I add as a disclaimer since Margaret Mitchell s wonderfully complex Scarlett O Hara is arguably the doyenne of them


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    Alice Perrers the name painted by history is of an unattracive and manipulative woman who took advantage of King Edward III generosity for her own lust for power This book though goes along way to rewriting the past to show Alice as a brave and loyal woman who paid a heavy price for her time with King and Queen The story is of Alice growing up in 14th century England with her parents unkno


  3. says:

    REVIEW Alice Perrers was born in the year of 1348 during the plague She was raised in a convent While at the convent Alice was quite a problem at times She refused to take the veil She believed that she had a bigger and better future in line for her.She left the horrid beginnings of her life behind her to become mistress to Edward III, but like always she was alone.Early in her life she met wi


  4. says:

    This book is a great read a very entertaining account of the life of Alice Perrers The story is told from Alice s point of view, and the author draws you into the story Anne O Brien does a great job capturing the mood of the period, it transports you to the court of Edward III, with all their intrigue, beauty, and danger I highly recommend it for any lover of historical fiction or history.


  5. says:

    Alice Perrers is a 14th century orphan sheltered and used by nuns who on a long and winding path becomes the mistress to King Edward III She subsequently marries another man, William de Windsor, is banished, then unbanished, then rebanished and finally reinstated in civil society thanks to the great love of Windsor.As historical fiction, the book is loosely based on facts and tells Alice s side of the


  6. says:

    Stories about the mistresses of Kings have always intrigued me This story was made evenso because I had just read The King Must Die, which was about Edward s mother and his early years on the throne.Not much is known about Alice Perrers, other than she served as a Lady in Waiting to Queen Phillipa and that she became the King s Mistress Oh and she was intensely disliked by most people.I think the why s of


  7. says:

    Nope I lack the will to keep trying this bloated, draggy snoozer The prospect of pushing onward fills me with ambivalence at best, sheer dread at worst it s just SO BORING, I don t GAF about anything that s happened or will ever happen to these people Alice keeps banging on about how ugly she is, how she wants security, how everyone hates herblah blah blah I just DO NOT CARE Bye bye Normally I d give this a s


  8. says:

    4 stars It was great I loved it I have read little historical fiction set in the 1300 s, and nothing that I can recall of King Edward III and his royal mistress, Alice Perrers Nor had I read anything by this author prior to this book It was wonderful on all fronts engaging and with well fleshed out characters I will be looking for other works by this author Favorite Quote I had shown that their hostility meant no


  9. says:

    Little is known about the life of Alice Perrers, but The King s Concubine strives admirably to fill in the gaps and to paint positive intentions and motivations onto a woman whom history has branded as a villain I m a sucker for English historical fiction, so on many levels I enjoyed the book It was an engaging and thorough look at a fascinating time period, and at a fascinating monarch I thought the love between Edw


  10. says:

    I must admit, this was a very enjoyable read I expected not to like to like it Who would have ever thought I could feel sympathy for let alone like Alice Perrers Not me certainly but Anne O Brien did the unthinkable and made a believer out of me I enjoyed the spin on her character immensely I also enjoyed William Windsor s character very much He was a likable gent I didn t find many dull moments throughout this read Alth


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About the Author: Anne O'Brien

Librarian Note There isthan one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread forinformation. My home is in the Welsh Marches, although much of my early life was spent in Yorkshire, most recently in the East Riding.Ann O Brien The Marches is a remote region of England, surrounded by echoes from the past Hereford is close with its famous Mappa Mundi and chained library.So is Shrewsbury, and also Ludlow with its splendid castle and its connections with our Plantagenet and Tudor kings With my husband, I live in an eighteenth century timber framed cottage, which itself must have seen much history over two hundred years.I have always enjoyed the appeal of History.I taught the subject with enthusiasm but it became my ambition to write historical romances My first novel, The Runaway Heiress, was published by Mills and Boon in 2004.This first book was a Regency Romance in the great tradition of Georgette Heyer who has not admired her skill and delicate touch for the period I have drawn on my interest in the Stuart century to write about the English Civil War and Restoration England of Charles II Living in the Marches however I soon discovered the wealth of atmosphere and legend in this isolated part of England from medieval times It was not long before I was encouraged to create a medieval romance inConquering Knight, Captive Lady.When not writing, I have a large rambling garden where George and I grow organic vegetables and soft fruit or perhaps I should admit that he grows them whilst I pick and cook them We have a wild garden, an orchard, a formal pond and herbaceous flower borders We share it all with rabbits and pheasants, frogs and goldfinches, hedgehogs and buzzards It is a beautiful place When we first settled into our cottage I planted a herb garden on a Tudor pattern with stone pathways and clipped box hedges From this I developed my interest in herbs and their uses.Nicholas Culpeper s The Complete Herbal, a fascinating resource to a historical novelist first published in 1649, has become essential bedside reading As a result the use of herbs in medicine and witchcraft, for both good and ill, has appeared in some of my novels.For pure relaxation I enjoy yoga as well as singing with a local Choral Society Watercolour painting allows me to simply sit and appreciate the landscape and the flowers in my garden, when my mind is busy constructing my next plot.


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