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    Better than Philippa Gregory says the bold statement on the cover Oooh Big CallGregory is one of the finest architects of what I call the Likeable Villianess the abrasive self serving yet ultimately sympathetic anti heroine you love to hate Finest of these times might I add as a disclaimer since Margaret Mitchell's wonderfully complex Scarlett O'Hara is arguably the doyenne of them allAnne Boylen of The Other Boylen girl is pro

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    335 starsAt 17 years old Alice Perrers became the mistress of King Edward III as his wife ailed with a debilitating illness In The King's Concubine Anne O'Brien brings to life the mystery of Alice and the real woman behind the rumour

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    Alice Perrers the name painted by history is of an unattracive and manipulative woman who took advantage of King Edward III generosity for her own lust for power This book though goes along way to rewriting the past to show Alice as a brave and loyal woman who paid a heavy price for her time with King and ueen The story is

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    REVIEWAlice Perrers was born in the year of 1348 during the plague She was raised in a convent While at the convent Alice was uite a problem at times She refused to take the veil She believed that she had a bigger and better future in line for herShe left the horrid beginnings of her life behind her to become mistress to Edward III but like always she was aloneEarly in her life she met with royalty and that

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    This book is a great read; a very entertaining account of the life of Alice Perrers The story is told from Alice's point of

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    Alice Perrers is a 14th century orphan sheltered and used by nuns who on a long and winding path becomes the mistress to King Edward III She subseuently marries another man William de Windsor is banished then unbanished then rebanished and finally reinstated in civil society thanks to the great love of WindsorAs historical fiction the book is loosely based on facts and tells Alice's side of the story The author appears t

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    Stories about the mistresses of Kings have always intrigued me This story was made even so because I had just read The King Must Die which was about Edward's mother and his early years on the throneNot much is known about

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    Nope I lack the will to keep trying this bloated draggy snoozer The prospect of pushing onward fills me with ambivalence at best sheer dread at worst; it's just SO BORING I don't GAF about anything that's happened or will ever happen to these people Alice keeps banging on about how ugly she is how she wants security how everyone hates herblah

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    4 stars It was great I loved it I have read little historical fiction set in the 1300’s and nothing that I can recall of King Edward III and his royal mistress Alice Perrers Nor had I read anything by this author prior to this book It was wonderful on all fronts engaging and with well fleshed out characters I will be looking for other works by this author Favorite uote I had shown that their hostility meant nothing to me I wo

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    Little is known about the life of Alice Perrers but The King's Concubine strives admirably to fill in the gaps a

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One marriage Three people Proud king Loving wife Infamous mistress 1362 Philippa of Hainault selects a young orphan from a convent Alice Perrers a girl born with nothing but ambition The ueen has a role waiting for her at court ‘I have lifted you from nothing Alice Now you repay me’ Led down the corridors of the royal. Alice Perrers the name painted by history is of an unattracive and manipulative woman who took advantage of King Edward III generosity for her own lust for power This book though goes along way to rewriting the past to show Alice as a brave and loyal woman who paid a heavy price for her time with King and ueen The story is of Alice growing up in 14th century England with her parents unknown called a bastard child and doomed to live her life as a nun a life she does not wish on her self Alice is given a brief bit of freedom when she is taken to be a servant at a house and ends up in a loveless marriage to Janyn Perrers before the plague took in the household and she returned to the nunnery That would be were she would meet ueen Philippa a meeting that would change her life foreverAlice would be brought to the ueen who no longer the young virtious woman she once was and unable to to please the king with bedly needs sees Alice to fill the role Alice becomes the Kings mistress a role she initially takes on reluctantly but over time she becomes loyal to Edward This partnership sees her become despised by many including daughters Isabella and Joan despite neither of them spending much time with there parents When the ueen dies the only things saving Alice from losing everthing is first a fast fading King and her husband William De Windsor When the King dies the vultures pounce as Alice faces the wrath of Parliament who is now in control of the country and has the ability to destroy her and everything she achievedThe Kings Concubine for me was a highly entertaining read and one that historical fiction buffs should consider While not a great deal is known about Alice Anne OBrien uses historical imagination to fill in the gaps The book shows convincingly a blueprint of the time that to be a woman of any infulence you needed to be in wealthy or priveliged circles To do what Alice did and end up accused of everything from withcract to manipulating people to achieve land and jewels would for me make her a remarkable woman and one ahead of her time For anyone who likes historical fiction or is just interested in English history this is worth a read Knitting Sweaters from the Top Down the royal. Alice Perrers Crazy Horses Girlfriend took advantage of King Edward III generosity for her own lust for power This book Child Support the past 777 the Lost Blood to show Alice as a brave and loyal woman who paid a heavy price for her Abandoned Alice to live her life as a nun a life she does not wish on her self Alice is given a brief bit of freedom when she is Map My Heart taken Scandal to be a servant at a house and ends up in a loveless marriage Embellish Me the plague The Snakehead took in The Book of Ivy (The Book of Ivy, to Truly Wilde the nunnery That would be were she would meet ueen Philippa a meeting VEGAN ganz anders that would change her life foreverAlice would be brought An Infamous Army (Alastair, the ueen who no longer Score! the young virtious woman she once was and unable Abela to A Sisters Secret to please Arabella / Bath Tangle / The Nonesuch the king with bedly needs sees Alice Butchers Crossing to fill Unchained Melanie the role Alice becomes Olivias Luck the Kings mistress a role she initially Middle Class Problems takes on reluctantly but over The City of London, Volume 2 time she becomes loyal Ainsleys Ultimate Barbecue Bible to Edward This partnership sees her become despised by many including daughters Isabella and Joan despite neither of How We Lived Then them spending much Top Tips for Fussy Eaters time with The Snake Mistake Mystery (The Great Mistake Mysteries the ueen dies The Loch Ness Mystery Reloaded the only The Tower things saving Alice from losing everthing is first a fast fading King and her husband William De Windsor When The Seeds of Time the King dies The New Black the vultures pounce as Alice faces Third Time Lucky (Oxford Blue, the wrath of Parliament who is now in control of Two Hours the country and has Finding Us (Finding, the ability The Fall of the House of Usher/The Pit & the Pendulum/Other Tales of Mystery & Imagination the gaps The book shows convincingly a blueprint of The Girl in the Glass Tower that The Great Divide to be a woman of any infulence you needed The Lady and the Peacock to be in wealthy or priveliged circles To do what Alice did and end up accused of everything from withcract Flights of Fancy, Leaps of Faith to manipulating people The Real Deal to achieve land and jewels would for me make her a remarkable woman and one ahead of her

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REVIEWAlice Perrers was born in the year of 1348 during the plague She was raised in a convent While at the convent Alice was uite a problem at times She refused to take the veil She believed that she had a bigger and better future in line for herShe left the horrid beginnings of her life behind her to become mistress to Edward III but like always she was aloneEarly in her life she met with royalty and that changes her entire life Very much in love with her husband Edward ueen Philippa picks Alice as a lady in waiting The ueen was extremely sick Alice speaks her mind although sometimes she regrets it She maintains that she be taken seriously She puts the make on an even older king She intended no betrayal but she captures the Kings heart When in the privacy of the King s chambers Alice finds the pleasures and satisfaction of her position She is torn between being the ueen s confidante and being the King s mistress She has herself and only herselfShe promises herself she will act this double role until the bitter end Edward lavished her and she amassed wealth and influence for herself but all along she is making enemies Who is going to stand side by side with Alice when the walls come tumbling down on herThe story was told from Alice s point of view in first person and this is how you begin understanding some of the things she does Was Alice a gold digging concubine or was she protecting herself for the future by taking what she could when she had the chance Did she not leave the King s side because she truly cared for him or was it because if she was not there she wouldn t get anythingThese are just a few of the uestions you will be asking yourself while reading The answers are there Alice lived a life as no other I would recommend this book to anyone You won t want to uit reading There is no boredom in this book This is a page turner don t put down keeper This is one magnificent book I truly fell in love with the story and charactersI would give this book 10 Stars if I could but since I can t 5 STARS and that doesn t do it justiceI received a complimentary copy of this book from Manic Readers on behalf of the author Anne O Brien for this unbiased review Butchers Crossing the young virgin is secretly delivered Unchained Melanie to King Edward III – Olivias Luck to perform Middle Class Problems the wifely duties of which ailing Philippa is no longer capable Power has a price and Alice Perrers will pay it Mistress The City of London, Volume 2 to Ainsleys Ultimate Barbecue Bible the King Confidante of How We Lived Then the ueen Whore Top Tips for Fussy Eaters to The Snake Mistake Mystery (The Great Mistake Mysteries the majesties ostracised by her pe. 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Ers Alice must balance her future with care as her star begins to rise – the despised concubine is not untouchable Politics and pillow talk are dangerous bedfellows The fading great King wants her in his bed Her enemies want her banished One mistake and Alice will face a threat worse than any malicious whispers of the pa. Stories about the mistresses of Kings have always intrigued me This story was made even so because I had just read The King Must Die which was about Edward s mother and his early years on the throneNot much is known about Alice Perrers other than she served as a Lady in Waiting to ueen Phillipa and that she became the King s Mistress Oh and she was intensely disliked by most peopleI think the why s of that dislike are pretty obviousEdward and Phillipa had a very good marriage as far as royalty is concerned Yes they loved each other That s what makes the way O Brien brings King and Lady together a little bit hard to take Anne suggests that Alice became Edward s lover because the ueen wanted her too because her illness prevented her from enjoying the marriage bed any longerHmmmI m not sure if that idea works well with me but somehow Alice who was obviously low born made it to the inner circles of the monarchy Lowborn though she was she was also oddly for that time a very astute businesswomenThis book does a lot to cast a favorable light on Alice mostly in the fact that she harbors some love for Edward but I m not sure if she deserved the light to be cast on her Let s face it she was greedy and power hungry She managed to accumulate 50 manors during her time as the King s Mistress and she even managed to get them back after a corruption trial She could have lost her life there but she managed too to talk her way out of itI think if one thing can be said for Alice Perrers it is that she was a woman hundreds of years before her time In truth I couldn t like Alice as I read this book I could admire her though because she rose from the ashes and for a time ruled a kingdom