The Confessions of Catherine de Medici

The Confessions of Catherine de Medici

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The sixteenth century: the era of queens. Catherine de Medici is an impressionable, mystical girl. She is orphaned and taken hostage by her enemies, and manipulated by her advisors; yet she is to become France's most powerful regent.
History will make her name synonymous with evil, but she is all too human. Humiliated at the hands of her husband and his mistress, and haunted by her gift of second sight, she must rise above her troubles and fight to save her dynasty and adopted country from the brutal Wars of Religion..
In THE CONFESSIONS OF CATHERINE DE MEDICI, C W Gortner vividly depicts the turbulent life of one of history's most notorious yet misunderstood women.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 110 x 176 x 30mm | 222.26g
  • Hodder Paperback
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0340995866
  • 9780340995860
  • 325,768

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Alison Weir and Philippa Gregory fans will devour this smashing fictional biography. Booklist
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Compelling... a riveting blend of passion, power and betrayal. * Inside Soap * Disturbing royal secrets and court manipulations wickedly twist this enthralling story, brilliantly told. * Publishers Weekly on THE LAST QUEEN * Alison Weir and Philippa Gregory fans will devour this smashing fictional biography. * Booklist *
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About C. W. Gortner

C.W. Gortner is half-Spanish by birth and his formative years were spent in southern Spain, where his lifelong fascination with history began. After years of working as a fashion marketer and editor, C.W. returned to college to pursue a Masters in Fine Arts in Writing. He lives in Northern California with his partner and their Welsh Pembroke Corgi, and welcomes visitors at: www.cwgortner.com
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4 39% (2,875)
3 23% (1,695)
2 5% (331)
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