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The king's concubine : a novel of Alice Perrers, Anne O'Brien

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The king's concubine : a novel of Alice Perrers
Title
The king's concubine
Title remainder
a novel of Alice Perrers
Statement of responsibility
Anne O'Brien
Title variation
kings concubine
Title variation remainder
a novel of Alice Perrers
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 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 interest...and 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?"--
Summary
Raised within the oppressive walls of a convent, Alice Perrers refused to take the veil, convinced that a greater destiny awaited her. She rose above her obscure beginnings to become the infamous mistress of Edward III. And when her detractors voice their hatred and accusations of treason swirl around Alice, who will stand by her?
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10123330
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DLC
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1949-
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O'Brien, Anne
Dewey number
823.92
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Perrers, Alice
  • Ladies-in-waiting
  • Edward
  • Great Britain
  • Mistresses
Target audience
adult
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a novel of Alice Perrers
Label
The king's concubine : a novel of Alice Perrers, Anne O'Brien
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
2011048198
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
433 p.
Isbn
9780451236807
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011048198
Other physical details
map, geneal. table
Label
The king's concubine : a novel of Alice Perrers, Anne O'Brien
Publication
Control code
2011048198
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
433 p.
Isbn
9780451236807
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011048198
Other physical details
map, geneal. table

Library Locations

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