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The Confessions of Catherine de Medici

  • Kartonierter Einband
  • 416 Seiten
Passion, adultery and betrayal in the court of one of history's most-maligned queens.I was ten years old when I discovered I ... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

Passion, adultery and betrayal in the court of one of history's most-maligned queens.

I was ten years old when I discovered I might be a witch... 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.

Compelling... a riveting blend of passion, power and betrayal.

Vorwort
Passion, adultery and betrayal in the court of one of history's most-maligned queens.

Autorentext
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 of thirteen years and their Welsh Pembroke Corgi, and welcomes visitors at: www.cwgortner.com

Zusammenfassung

I was ten years old when I discovered I might be a witch...

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.

Produktinformationen

Titel: The Confessions of Catherine de Medici
Autor:
EAN: 9780340962961
ISBN: 978-0-340-96296-1
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Hodder & Stoughton
Genre: Romane & Erzählungen
Anzahl Seiten: 416
Gewicht: 540g
Größe: H234mm x B153mm x T31mm
Jahr: 2010