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The Irish Princess

The Irish Princess

Her father’s only daughter. Her country’s only hope.
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Ireland, 1152


The King of Leinster, awaiting news of his newborn child, is disappointed to hear he has a daughter. Diarmait MacMurchada wanted another strapping son to shoulder a spear, wield a sword, and protect his kingdom. But from the moment Diarmait held the newborn Aoife knew she would be his most precious treasure.

1166

Forced into exile Aoife and her family find themselves at the mercy of Henry II. Aoife – aware of her beauty but not its power – intrigues and beguiles Henry in equal measure. For Aoife he agrees to help her father, an alliance that leads the MacMurchadas to the charismatic Richard de Clare, a man dissatisfied with his lot and open to new horizons.

Diarmit promises Richard Aoife’s hand in marriage in return for his aid in Ireland, but Aoife has her own thoughts on the matter. She may be a prize, but she is not a pawn, and she will play the men at their own game. For herself, for her family, and for her country.

From the royal halls of scheming kings, to staunch Welsh border fortresses and the wild green kingdoms of Ireland, The Irish Princess is a sumptuous, journey of ambition and desire, love and loss, heartbreak and survival.

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Praise for Elizabeth Chadwick

‘An author who makes history come gloriously alive’
The Times

‘Stunning . . . Her characters are beguiling, and the story is intriguing’
Barbara Erskine

‘Picking up an Elizabeth Chadwick novel you know you are in for a sumptuous ride’
Daily Telegraph

‘I rank Elizabeth Chadwick with such historical novelist stars as Dorothy Dunnett and Anya Seton’
Sharon Kay Penman

‘Enjoyable and sensuous’
Daily Mail

‘Meticulous research and strong storytelling’
Woman & Home

‘A riveting read . . . A glorious adventure not to be missed!’
Candis
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Historical Fiction

On Sale: 16th April 2020

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9780751565010

Reviews

An author who makes history come gloriously alive
The Times
I rank Elizabeth Chadwick with such historical stars as Dorothy Dunnett and Anya Seton
Sharon Kay Penman
Chadwick's research is impeccable, her characters fully formed and her storytelling enthralling
Historical Novel Review
One of Elizabeth Chadwick's strengths is her stunning grasp of historical details... Her characters are beguiling and the story is intriguing and very enjoyable
Barbara Erskine
Enjoyable and sensuous
Daily Mail
Meticulous research and strong storytelling
Woman & Home
Engrossingly written and well-researched
Choice
Picking up an Elizabeth Chadwick novel, you know you are in for a sumptuous ride
Daily Telegraph
A riveting read. Meticulously researched with a powerful storyline, this is a glorious adventure not to be missed!
Candis
Praise for Elizabeth Chadwick
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Chadwick has excelled herself. This terrific novel is packed with action, emotion, politics and passion
Kate Atherton, Sunday Express
Elizabeth Chadwick is an excellent chronicler of royal intrigue... [The Irish Princess] is a fascinating account of Aoife's life
The Times
With a powerful heroine and a vivid portrayal of a little-known period, this is one not to miss
Woman's Own
Sink into this verdant and vibrant countryside spectacular, as the moving historical drama is brought to life through its raw characters and other-worldly landscapes. All sides of power, ambition and loyalty will show their face in this large scale tale for survival.
Magic Radio
With intricate scheming, a powerful heroine and a vibrant portrayal of a little-known time period, this is one not to miss.
Woman's Weekly
Gaelic drama... A vivid picture of medieval politics
BBC History Magazine
Elizabeth Chadwick at her finest - a strong, fascinating heroine in a vividly created world. It had me gripped from start to end. Strongly recommended for people who like their historical fiction to leap off the page
Joanna Courtney - Author of Queens of Conquest series