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[Reading] ➶ The King's Concubine Author Anne O'Brien – Franzbielmeier.de A child born in the plague year of 1348 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 aA child born in the plague year of 1348 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 waitin.

G 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 u.

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eBook Anne O'Brien Ö The King's Concubine PDF À The King's PDFEPUB or Ö See this thread for information My home is in the Welsh Marches although much of my early life was spent in Yorkshire most recently in the East RidingAnn 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 librarySo 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 yearsI have always enjoyed the appeal of HistoryI 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 2004This 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 LadyWhen 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 usesNicholas 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 novelsFor 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

king's pdf concubine epub The King's pdf The King's Concubine PDFG 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 u.

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  1. Carla Coulston Carla Coulston says:

    eBook Anne O'Brien Ö The King's Concubine PDF À The King's PDFEPUB or Ö king's pdf, concubine epub, The King's pdf, The King's Concubine PDFBetter than Philippa Gregory says the bold statement on the cover Oooh Big CallGregory 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 allAnne Boylen of The Other Boylen girl is probably Gregory's most famous creation she puts the evil in Medieval LOL but I have always had a soft spot for her Beatrice a lesser known but beautifully shocking character from her Wildacre seriesSo does O'Brien and her Alice Perrers live up to the hype?It's a y


  2. Aoife Aoife says:

    eBook Anne O'Brien Ö The King's Concubine PDF À The King's PDFEPUB or Ö king's pdf, concubine epub, The King's pdf, The King's Concubine PDF335 starsAt 17 years old Alice Perrers became the mistress of King Edward III as his wife ailed with a debilitating illness In The King's Concubine Anne O'Brien brings to life the mystery of Alice and the real woman behind the rumours and the false accusations made against herI really enjoyed Anne O'Brien's way of bringing to life Alice a woman I never knew about before But she was someone who I immediately was intrigued by when I began to learn how she accumulated wealth and what a smart business woman she must have been At a time when it was really hardvirtually impossible for a woman to own her own wealth she basically became a property tycoon And you have to


  3. Michael Michael says:

    eBook Anne O'Brien Ö The King's Concubine PDF À The King's PDFEPUB or Ö king's pdf, concubine epub, The King's pdf, The King's Concubine PDFAlice Perrers the name painted by history is of an unattracive and manipulative woman who took advantage of King Edward


  4. Gayle Pace Gayle Pace says:

    eBook Anne O'Brien Ö The King's Concubine PDF À The King's PDFEPUB or Ö king's pdf, concubine epub, The King's pdf, The King's Concubine PDFREVIEWAlice 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 herShe left the horrid beginnings of her life behind her to become mistress to Edward III but like always she was aloneEarly in her life she met with royalty and that changes her entire life Very much in love with her husband Edward Queen Philippa picks Alice as a lady in waiting The Queen was extremely sick Alice speaks her mind although sometimes she regrets it She maintains that she be taken seriously She puts the make on an even older king She intended no betrayal but she captures the Kings heart When in the privacy of the King's chambers Alice finds the pleasures and satisfaction of her position She is torn between being the Queen's confidante and being the King's mistress She has herself and only herselfSh


  5. Natasa Natasa says:

    eBook Anne O'Brien Ö The King's Concubine PDF À The King's PDFEPUB or Ö king's pdf, concubine epub, The King's pdf, The King's Concubine PDFThis 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


  6. Cristine Cristine says:

    eBook Anne O'Brien Ö The King's Concubine PDF À The King's PDFEPUB or Ö king's pdf, concubine epub, The King's pdf, The King's Concubine PDFAlice 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 WindsorAs historical fiction the book is loosely based on facts and tells Alice's side of the story The author appears to be Alice's apologist and justifies her actions especially when explaining the relationship with the two people she betrayed the most 1 Queen Phillippa to whom she owes everything as she brought her to the court in hopes that the King would select Alice as his mistress and 2 the King who gave her a license to find another man Alice has been painted as a manipulative conniving vulture in history but we didn't understand he


  7. Andrea Guy Andrea Guy says:

    eBook Anne O'Brien Ö The King's Concubine PDF À The King's PDFEPUB or Ö king's pdf, concubine epub, The King's pdf, The King's Concubine PDFStories about the mistresses of Kings have always intrigued me This story was made even so because I had just read The King Must Die which was about Edward's mother and his early years on the throneNot 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 peopleI think the why's of that dislike are pretty obviousEdward and Phillipa had a very good marriage as far as royalty is concerned Yes they loved each other That's what makes the way O'Brien brings King and Lady together a little bit hard to


  8. Sarah Mac Sarah Mac says:

    eBook Anne O'Brien Ö The King's Concubine PDF À The King's PDFEPUB or Ö king's pdf, concubine epub, The King's pdf, The King's Concubine PDFNope 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 standard 2 star DNF rating but Alice's continual burbling the author's meandering prose pissed me off enough to round down Oops G


  9. Cher Cher says:

    eBook Anne O'Brien Ö The King's Concubine PDF À The King's PDFEPUB or Ö king's pdf, concubine epub, The King's pdf, The King's Concubine PDF4 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 nothing to me I would make no excuses I would not retaliate I would keep my own counsel They would see that I had no fear of them For the first time I learned the true power of self control First Sentence ‘Today you will be my Lady of the Sun’ King Edward says as he approaches to settle me into my chariot


  10. Gabrielle Harbowy Gabrielle Harbowy says:

    eBook Anne O'Brien Ö The King's Concubine PDF À The King's PDFEPUB or Ö king's pdf, concubine epub, The King's pdf, The King's Concubine PDFLittle 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 Edward and Philippa was handled with a perfect touch and I found the premise that Philippa arranged for the king to have a mistress completely plausible The complex relationship was well written and evocativeHowever my enjoyment was marred a little by the choices O'Brien made to justify Alice's actions While I applaud her for giving Alice agency as opposed to so many books where the main character is just carried along by fate and makes no choices for herself Alice m


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