Anne O’Brien


Anne O’Brien was born in West  Yorkshire. After gaining a BA Honours degree in History at Manchester University and a Master’s in Education at Hull, she lived in East Yorkshire for many years as a teacher of history.

She now lives with her husband in an eighteenth-century timber-framed cottage in the depths of the Welsh Marches in Herefordshire, on the borders between England and Wales, where she writes historical novels.  The perfect place in which to bring medieval women back to life.

Her novel of Joanna of Navarre, The Queen’s Choice, was a Sunday Times Best Seller.

Her new novel The Shadow Queen, about the life of Joan of Kent, Princess of Wales, will be published on 4th May, 2017.