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By Anne O'Brien
'Anne O’Brien has joined the specific membership of good old novelists.’ - Sunday Express
Her route to the throne is paved with treason… 1330.
Philippa of Hainault will be married to King Edward III yet she’s penniless and powerless. England quivers within the clutches of the Dowager Queen Isabella and her darkly formidable lover Lord Mortimer whereas her husband rots in penal complex, a prisoner at Mortimer’s hand. it's going to take a brave younger guy to emerge from the shadows and stand up by contrast bold pair.
Philippa won’t relax and spot Edward puppeteered. She is decided to determine justice performed. It’s her phrases whispered into the younger King Edward’s ear that may see the conflict for England’s throne commence.
Mightier have fallen. Treason threatens. The victor’s prize is England…failure is death.
It’s a robust union that ties Philippa and Edward during this darkly desirable brief tale yet will it usually be so?
Praise for Anne O’Brien:
‘One of the simplest writers around…she outdoes even Philippa Gregory’ The Sun
‘Her writing is highly evocative of the time period… O’Brien has produced an epic story’ Historical Novel Society
‘Anne O’Brien’s novels provide a voice to the “silent” girls of history’ Yorkshire Post
‘Once back O’Brien proves herself a medieval background magician, conjuring up a hot, sweeping story’ Lancashire night Post
‘An fascinating and exciting tale of affection and historic politics. If you get pleasure from Philippa Gregory and Alison Weir you are going to love Anne O'Brien’ We Love This Book
‘A brilliantly researched and well-told tale; you won’t be capable to placed this publication down’ Candis
‘A fast paced historic drama that's packed with suspense.’ Essentials
By Michael Moorcock
A mirror-image of his former self, Jerry Cornelius returns to a parallel London, armed with a vibragun and his notorious air of secrecy and charm to boot. at the path of the gruesome Bishop Beesley, Jerry hunts for a mysterious machine able to manipulating the cosmos. Corruption, violence and greed are rife in a war-torn Europe, yet Jerry is opposed to heritage; he's outdoors of background. He lusts for the equilibrium of anarchy, for randomness supreme—lock up your daughters (and sons), Jerry Cornelius is back.
Dunked into the ether of Chaos, the second one booklet within the Cornelius Quartet, A medication for melanoma, was once one of many first novels of its shape, utilizing hypermedia to spin an internet of hauntingly surreal scenes, wickedly humorous social satire and sci-fi vignettes that resonate deeply for the trendy reader.
By Deborah Levy
All through this, the 1st choice of brief tales from playwright Deborah Levy, wisdom and instinct, technology and love are juxtaposed as conflicting assets of motivation. every one personality portrayed embodies a trouble and enacts a drama in settings that adjust from Ibiza to Camden city, from rural Spain to a precarious rowing-boat. the writer is anxious with chaos and lack of desire, with corruption and dedication to discovering a fact. She takes our global because it is, because it has been and existence because it may be. Deborah Levy is an actress, poet and playwright whose performs "Heresies" and "Ruins" have been commissioned by way of The Royal Shakespeare corporation.
By Edward Rutherfurd
A masterpiece that's breathtaking in its scope, SARUM is an epic novel that lines the complete turbulent process English historical past. This wealthy tapesty weaves a compelling saga of 5 households who protect their very own specific features over the centuries, and supply a desirable glimpse into the future.
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By Anne O'Brien
Eleanor, Duchess of Aquitaine, is a decided girl who plots and schemes an outstanding direction among both robust males in 12th century Europe, a lady who can manoeuvre and manage to defend her personal lands as successfully as any power-grasping lord. Eleanor is single-minded in her fight to maintain her inheritance intact, prime her to reject one husband and take one other who will fulfil her wants. Eleanor intends to reign as Queen and is ready to deliver scandal down upon herself in pursuit of her final prize. Hers is a narrative of energy, political intrigue, ardour and love.
By Allan Mallinson
ALLAN MALLINSON’S A shut Run Thing and Honorable Company stirred readers and critics with the army adventures of younger Captain Matthew Hervey on the conflict of Waterloo and amid the cruel terrain and treacherous intrigues of India. Now, in 1817, Hervey returns to an England whose hard-won peace is shaken by means of the misery and discord of its humans. or even as he's stuck up within the turbulent sunrise of a brand new period, he needs to strive against a planned try and orchestrate his personal ruin.
The honors he gained in India fell in need of Captain Matthew Hervey’s private desire–to go back to his cherished sixth mild Dragoons. yet now conditions enable him to renew command of the unit–and to marry the gorgeous girl Henrietta Lindsay, whom he has enjoyed given that youth. in the meantime, although, his soldier’s center is pierced by way of the sight of guys in British scarlet crippled within the carrier of king and kingdom, now forgotten and dispose of, diminished to begging and petty crime. it truly is no ask yourself that rabble-rousers clamor for reform and that lawlessness is erupting far and wide, from the towns to the countryside.
As for Hervey’s personal cavalry, guarding Regency Brighton and ambushing French smugglers in middle of the night coves, he reveals them, too, enormously replaced. Their new lieutenant colonel, Lord Towcester, is a cold-eyed martinet–vain, inept, and bigoted–who cares much less for the welfare of his males than for protecting the shine on their sparkling brass buttons. furthermore, it quickly turns into transparent that he'll cease at not anything to result in Hervey’s shame and downfall. For during this younger officer, a struggle hero and previous aide-de-camp to the Duke of Wellington, Towcester sees all that he himself as soon as forfeited via cowardice.
But the scandal that haunts Towcester is an outdated and mystery one and to show it will rate Hervey his rank, the command of his liked Sixth–and the skill to help his radiant, passionate bride. Even the captivating and decided Henrietta, now not above a bit politicking in excessive locations to correct wrongs, is not able to diplomatically placed a cease to Towcester’s vendetta.
As the economic Revolution builds and nutrition riots fall down to rioting Luddite mobs, Hervey’s troop is published to counter the specter of a basic revolt. yet his box strategies and peacekeeping imaginative and prescient are jeopardized by means of enemies either inside and with no. after which destiny calls his regiment to the darkish frozen wastes of a far off frontier, the place one other people’s lifestyle is being destroyed by means of the march of switch, and the place tragedy and bloodshed will strength a showdown among Hervey and his nemesis.
A Regimental Affair is a beautiful tapestry of bright characters, rousing motion, and actual ancient element that re-creates a global of well mannered English drawing rooms, poverty-stricken London streets, and frozen battlefields, the place human ardour and blind destiny provide beginning to the future of a nation–and a hero.
By James Morrow
Jennet Stearne's father hangs witches for a dwelling in recovery England. but if she witnesses the unjust and scary execution of her cherished aunt Isobel, the precocious baby comes to a decision to make it her life's undertaking to convey down the Parliamentary Witchcraft Act. Armed with little store the ability of cause, and decided to work out justice succeed, Jennet hurls herself right into a sequence of picaresque adventures—traveling from King William's Britain to the fledgling American Colonies to an uncharted island within the Caribbean, braving West Indies pirates, Algonquin Indian captors, the machinations of the Salem Witch courtroom, and the sensuous love of a tender Ben Franklin. For Jennet can't and must never relaxation until eventually she has placed the final witchfinder into bankruptcy.