To those around her she was a loyal subject.
In her heart she was a traitor.

Imaginative, rich in detail and immaculately researched, Queen of the North confirms Anne O’Brien as one of our most accomplished and exciting historical novelists. Lancashire Post

Queen of the North

Available in the UK in Hardback and eBook on 31st may 2018

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A dramatic story of love and loyalty
and of the cost of personal ambition.

Sunday Times Best Seller

The Shadow Queen

Available in paperback from 22nd March 2018 in all good bookshops

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The breathtaking story of a very personal relationship in the hotbed of medieval politics...

The Scandalous Duchess

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A Sunday Times Best Seller

One question.
Two paths.
A choice that will make history.

The Queen's Choice

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I write about medieval history, for which I have a passion. I write about the women, born into a world dominated by the policies of men, who are almost silent in the records of their time. Raised under the authority of father, husband, brother; they seem to have so little to say to us.

But is this true?

I think they have much to say and it is my pleasure to give them a voice in the 21st century.’