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Queen Jezebel

Author: Jean Plaidy
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451686552
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The final novel in the classic Catherine de’ Medici trilogy from Jean Plaidy, the grande dame of historical fiction. The aging Catherine de’ Medici and her sickly son King Charles are hoping to end the violence between the feuding Catholics and Huguenots. When Catherine arranges the marriage of her beautiful Catholic daughter Margot to Huguenot king Henry of Navarre, France’s subjects hope there will finally be peace. But shortly after the wedding, when many of the most prominent Huguenots are still celebrating in Paris, King Charles gives an order that could only have come from his mother: rid France of its “pestilential Huguenots forever.” In this bloody conclusion to the Catherine de’ Medici trilogy, Jean Plaidy shows the demise of kings and skillfully exposes Catherine’s lifetime of depraved scheming.

The Italian Woman

Author: Jean Plaidy
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446411990
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In the days when the word 'Italian' was synonymous with 'poisoner', there was no woman the French despised more than their own Queen Regent, Catherine de' Medici... When Catherine de' Medici was forced to marry Henry of Orleans, her's was not the only heart broken. Jeanne of Navarre once dreamed of marrying this same prince, but like Catherine, she must comply with King Francis's political needs. And so both Catherine and Jeanne's lives are set on unwanted paths, destined to cross in affairs of state, love and faith, driving them to become deadly political rivals. Years later Jeanne is happily married to the dashing but politically inept Antoine de Bourbon, whilst the widowed Catherine continues to be loved by few and feared by many - including her children. But Catherine is now the powerful mother of kings, who will do anything to see her beloved second son, Henry, rule France. As civil war ravages the country and Jeanne fights for the Huguenot cause, Catherine advances along her unholy road, making enemies at every turn...

The Queen S Secret

Author: Jean Plaidy
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 144815054X
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At the power and mercy of the court her life was a struggle to keep the Queen's Secret. Katherine of Valois is born a princess, the daughter of King Charles VI of France. But by the time Katherine is old enough to know her father, he is called “Charles the Mad,” given to unpredictable fits of insanity. Aged 19, she marries Henry V of England in what was a happy but tragically brief union ending with his untimely death. As Joan of Arc incites the French to overthrow the English, Katherine’s loyalty to England is intensely scrutinised so much so her baby son, the new king, is taken from her and she was forbidden to re-marry. The young Queen is alone and desolate. But when she meets handsome Owen Tudor, her life is changed forever as she is drawn into a dangerous but irresistible love...

The Pleasures Of Love

Author: Jean Plaidy
Publisher: Putnam Pub Group
ISBN: 9780399137310
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The author of The Reluctant Queen returns with the ninth novel in "The Queens of England" series, telling of the relationship between Catherine of Braganza and King Charles II, a political marriage marked by true love.

100 Most Popular Genre Fiction Authors

Author: Bernard Alger Drew
Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
ISBN: 9781591581260
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Provides alphabetically-arranged, biographical entries of favorite contemporary writers of fiction, including Maeve Binchy, Michael Crichton, and Anne Rice, and presents insights on the creative process from each individual.

To Be Continued

Author: Merle Jacob
ISBN: 9780897748421
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This guide identifies both in-print and out-of-print works of fiction featuring continuing themes, plots or characters in which there is a sense of development and passage of time. Entries are arranged alphabetically by author and are accompanied by bibliographic information.


Author: Philippa Gregory
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644401489
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Herrscherinnen, Rivalinnen, Liebende Ein kurzer Blick in die Augen von Katharina von Aragón genügt, und Margaret Tudor weiß: Auf ewig wird ihr Schicksal miteinander verbunden sein – ob in Aufstieg oder Fall. Wenig später ist Katharina Königin von England. Margaret heiratet den schottischen König und sichert so den Frieden zwischen beiden Ländern. Doch das Bündnis hält nicht lang. Margarets Mann fällt in der Schlacht, Katharina verschleppt seine Leiche als Trophäe nach England – und beide Frauen werden zu Feindinnen. Ein leidenschaftlicher Reigen voller Ränkespiele entspinnt sich, und nur eines ist sicher: Nie lässt sich das Band, das die beiden Herrscherinnen verbindet, lösen.