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Confessions of Catherine de Medici (e-bok)

Confessions of Catherine de Medici (e-bok)

A Novel

E-bok (EPUB - DRM), Engelska, 2010-05-25
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';The Confessions of Catherine de Mediciis a dramatic, epic novel ofan all-too-human woman whose strength and passion propelled her into the center of grand events. Meticulously-researched, this engrossing novel offers a fresh portrait of a queen who has too often beenportrayed as a villain. Bravo Mr. Gortner!'Sandra Gulland, author ofThe Josephine B TrilogyandMistress of the SunThe truth is, not one of us is innocent. We all have sins to confess.So reveals Catherine de Medici, the last legitimate descendant of her family's illustrious line. Expelled from her native Florence, Catherine is betrothed to Henri, son of Franois I of France. In an unfamiliar realm, Catherine strives to create a role for herself through her patronage of the famous clairvoyant Nostradamus and her own innate gift as a seer. But in her fortieth year, Catherine is widowed, left alone with six young children in a kingdom torn apart by the ambitions of a treacherous nobility. Relying on her tenacity, wit, and uncanny gift for compromise, Catherine seizes power, intent on securing the throne for her sons, unaware that if she is to save France, she may have to sacrifice her ideals, her reputation, and the secret of her embattled heart.BONUS: This edition contains aThe Confessions of Catherine de Medicidiscussion guide and an excerpt from C.W. Gortner'sThe Queen's Vow.Praise for The Confessions of Catherine de Medici';Alison Weir and Philippa Gregory fans will devour this.'Booklist';Highly recommended . . . a compelling and fascinating view of Catherine's life and world.'Historical Novels Review';Remarkably thoughtful in its insight into an unapologetically ruthless queen.'Publishers Weekly';A fresh, well-researched and powerful portrait.'RT Book Reviews
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