The Shadow Queen
Sunday Times Best Seller
Now available in paperback in the UK
from 22nd March 2018
Her reputation is one of beauty, scandal and rumour.
Her royal blood makes her a desirable bride.
Her ambition and passion make her a threat.
She is mother to the child-king Richard II.
She is the power behind the throne.
She is Joan of Kent – the Shadow Queen
A tale of treachery, power-hungry families and legal subterfuges, in which Joan, a woman of considerable charm and beauty, played a central role at the heart of the Plantagenet Court.
‘What would enhance the pattern of my life further? One word slid into my
mind. A seductive word. A dangerous word, perhaps, for a woman. Power.’
A dramatic story of love and loyalty and of the cost of personal ambition.
‘A Cracking Historical Novel.’