By (author) Jean Plaidy
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Madame Serpent by Jean Plaidy
Book DescriptionSullen-eyed and broken-hearted, fourteen-year-old Catherine de'Medici arrives in Marseilles to marry Henry of Orleans, second son of the King of France. On the promise of a dowry fit for a king, Catherine has left her true love in Italy, forced into trading her future for a stake in the French crown. Amid the glittering fetes and banquets of the most immoral court in sixteenth-century Europe, the reluctant bride becomes a passionate but unwanted wife. Humiliated and unloved, Catherine spies on Henry and his lover, the infamous Diane de Poitiers. And, tortured by what she sees, Catherine becomes dangerously occupied by a ruthless ambition destined to make her the most despised woman in France: the dream that one day the French crown will be worn be a Medici heir ...
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099493174
(198mm x 129mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
Publish Date: 6-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jean Plaidy
Reyes Catolicos III. Las Hijas de Espana, Paperback / softback (December 2014)
The final years of Queen Isabella's rule are consumed by dealing with (and caring for)her troubled daughters: Isabella, the tragic widow; Joan, whose madness increases with her husband's every infidelity; soft-spokenMary; and Catherine, who abandons everything she loves to become Catherine of Aragon, Queen of England, and wife of Henry VIII.
Queen Jezebel, Paperback / softback (March 2013)
Includes questions for discussion and a reading group guide.
Italian Woman, Paperback / softback (January 2013)
"Originally published in the United Kingdom in 1952 by Robert Hale Ltd."--T.p. verso.
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"Originally published in Great Britain in 1952 by Arrow Books"--T. p. verso.
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Author Biography - Jean Plaidy
Jean Plaidy, one of the preeminent authors of historical fiction for most of the twentieth century, is the pen name of the prolific English author Eleanor Hibbert, also know as Victoria Holt. Jean Plaidy's novels had sold more than 14 million copies worldwide by the time of her deah in 1993. For further information about our Jean Plaidy reissues and mailing list, please visit www.randomhouse.co.uk/minisites/jeanplaidy
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