The Queen's Lover by Vanora Bennett
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From Vanora Bennett, the acclaimed author of Portrait of an Unknown Woman and Figures in Silk comes The Queen’s Lover, a fictionalized account of the life and loves of Catherine de Valois, a woman of enormous courage who became a great queen of two countries. Fans of Phillipa Gregory, Alison Weir, Sarah Dunant, and Tracy Chevalier, and every reader who adores top-quality historical fiction will be swept away by this epic love story set against the rich backdrop of 15th-century England and France—and by this remarkable woman who triumphed magnificently by making her own rules.


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Vanora Bennett is the author of two acclaimed novels, Portrait of an Unknown Woman and Figures in Silk, and an award-winning journalist. She has contributed to the Los Angeles Times, the Times Literary Supplement, The Times (London), and the BBC. She lives in North London with her husband and two children.
Published February 27, 2010 by HarperCollins e-books. 590 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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King Henry VIII of England, Queen Mary I of England, and Queen Elizabeth I of England, those notorious Tudors are fascinating historical figures who constantly capture the attention of readers in historical fiction works, but do you know the story of the couple who came way before them and brough...

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Bennett works with what she has, making Catherine the instigator in the royal marriage with Henry V and creating a scene between Catherine and Joan of Arc.

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