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Katherine Swynford: The Story of John of Gaunt and His Scandalous Duchess by [Weir, Alison]
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Length: 496 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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"Weir brings alive the brilliant beauty whose descendants would sit on the British throne." "USA Today
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"For those interested in the rarified realms of medieval British royalty, its trappings, intrigues, excesses, cruelties, and sex scandals, Alison Weir's latest excursion will be gratifying." "Star-Ledger"
"One of history's greatest love stories . . . Swynford's colorful life played out against a backdrop of court life at the height of the age of chivalry." "Wisconsin State Journal"
"Weir has accomplished a seemingly impossible task [in writing a] biography about a woman who left behind not a single image and not a single written word. . . Weir's meticulous and scholarly research has unearthed details that help bring Katherine to life." "Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star
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"Quite beguiling . . . Bowled over by this tale of true love, Weir recaptures its glow in a fluid, artfully assembled narrative." "Kirkus Reviews
""The historical research is meticulous and seamlessly integrated into the narrative. The result is a story of a real woman with virtues, flaws, and an altogether fascinating life." "Historical Novels Review""


"Weir brings alive the brilliant beauty whose descendants would sit on the British throne."--USA Today

"For those interested in the rarified realms of medieval British royalty, its trappings, intrigues, excesses, cruelties, and sex scandals, Alison Weir's latest excursion will be gratifying."--Star-Ledger

"One of history's greatest love stories . . . Swynford's colorful life played out against a backdrop of court life at the height of the age of chivalry."--Wisconsin State Journal

"Weir has accomplished a seemingly impossible task [in writing a] biography about a woman who left behind not a single image and not a single written word. . . Weir's meticulous and scholarly research has unearthed details that help bring Katherine to life."--Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star

"Quite beguiling . . . Bowled over by this tale of true love, Weir recaptures its glow in a fluid, artfully assembled narrative."--Kirkus Reviews

"The historical research is meticulous and seamlessly integrated into the narrative. The result is a story of a real woman with virtues, flaws, and an altogether fascinating life." --Historical Novels Review

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'meticulous research, discerning judgement ... Weir has produced a wonderful biography'

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 50688 KB
  • Print Length: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Digital (28 Mar. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004URRYNA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 123 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #88,696 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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