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Historical Fiction at its best..,
This review is from: The Forbidden Queen (Paperback)
The Forbidden Queen is beautifully written historical narrative, which explores the little known love story between Katherine de Valois and Owen Tudor. Time and place is captured quite perfectly, as you are transported back in time to an age when women were largely seen but not heard, and as you read on the 21st century begins to fade, and the echoes of the past resonate within your imagination. There is no doubt that history has much to thank Katherine de Valois for, as this largely forgotten queen was not only the mother of a King of England, but was also the grandmother of the Tudor dynasty.
In this novel Anne O'Brien more than does justice to a story that needed to be told, and with her usual fine attention to detail and meticulous research, she undoubtedly makes history come alive. Anne O'Brien's historical narratives just get better and better, and this is one of my favourite of her novels to date