A Novel of Catherine De' Medici

Book - 2007 | 1st ed.
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Young Catherine de' Medici is the sole heiress to the entire fortune of the wealthy Medici family. But her life is far from luxurious. After a childhood spent locked away behind the walls of a convent, she joins the household of the pope, where at last she can be united with her true love. But, all too soon, that love is replaced with an engagement to a boy who is cold and aloof. It soon becomes clear that Catherine will need all the cunning she can muster to command the respect she deserves as one of France's most powerful queens.

Includes a family tree.

Publisher: Orlando : Harcourt, c2007.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780152055882
Branch Call Number: MEYER
Characteristics: 261 p. : geneal. table.


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Dec 10, 2014

A really good book,felt so bad for Cathrine,her love for her huaband has no returns.

Jul 03, 2014

It was interesting from a historical point of view but I found as a book it was a bit boring. Still, Catherine was a very interesting individual and the author does a good job of showing what her early life might have been like as well as how her personality was shaped over time. I like Carolyn Meyer's books but this one is my least favourite.

Mar 02, 2011

Felt really bad for Duchessina.

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