Left Coast Writers®: Patricia Bracewell - Shadow on the Crown

Monday, March 2, 2015 - 7:00pm

Author and Left Coast Writer Patricia Bracewell reads from Shadow on the Crown. In 1002, fifteen­-year-old Emma of Normandy crosses the Narrow Sea to wed the much older King Athelred of England, whom she meets for the first time at the church door. Thrust into an unfamiliar and treacherous court, with a husband who mistrusts her, stepsons who resent her and a bewitching rival who covets her crown, Emma must defend herself against her enemies and secure her status as queen by bearing a son. Based on real events recorded in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, Shadow on the Crown introduces readers to a fascinating, overlooked period of history and an unforgettable heroine whose quest to find her place in the world will resonate with modern readers.

Patricia Bracewell grew up in California where she taught literature and composition before embarking upon a writing career. This is her first novel. She lives in Oakland, California.  


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ISBN: 9780143124351
Availability: Special Order
Published: Penguin Books - December 31st, 2013

A rich tale of power and forbidden love revolving around a young medieval queen

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ISBN: 9780525427278
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Published: Viking - February 5th, 2015

Menaced by Vikings and enemies at court, Queen Emma defends her children and her crown in a riveting medieval adventure