Queen Of The North by Anne O’Brien

Expanding On Fact

Queen Of The North by Anne O’Brien is a fabulous epic historical novel set between 1399 – 1408.

Anne O’Brien really brings history to life in this marvellous tale. Historical details combine with imagination to produce a riveting read.

The reader is in for a real treat as well as an education. Living in Worcestershire, as well as holidaying in Wales and Yorkshire meant I recognised and had been to many of the places mentioned. So for me, there was an air of familiarity. Only last year I walked in the footsteps of Owain Glyn Dwr at both Harlech and Conwy castles. I have also been many times to Ludlow.

Historical figures become ‘real’ people in this riveting read.

Themes include dissent and rebellion, trickery and torture, backstabbing and double dealings, love and loyalty. There is something for everyone in this marvellous tale.

Written in the first person from the point of view of Elizabeth Mortimer, the reader really ‘sees’ fifteenth century life. We understand her loyalties and motivations. We applaud her courage.

Queen Of The North is a fantastic read that is both compelling and consuming. It will put the meat on the bones of historical fact.

Absolutely brilliant.

I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.





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