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The Confessions of Catherine de Medici

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The Confessions of Catherine de Medici by C.  W. Gortner
May 24, 2011 | ISBN 9780345501875
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“Alison Weir and Philippa Gregory fans will devour this.”Booklist

The Confessions of Catherine de Medici is a dramatic, epic novel of an all-too-human woman whose strength and passion propelled her into the center of grand events. Meticulously-researched, this engrossing novel offers a fresh portrait of a queen who has too often been portrayed as a villain. Bravo Mr. Gortner!”—Sandra Gulland, author of The Josephine B Trilogy and Mistress of the Sun 

“Highly recommended . . . a compelling and fascinating view of Catherine’s life and world.”Historical Novels Review

“Remarkably thoughtful in its insight into an unapologetically ruthless queen.”Publishers Weekly

“A fresh, well-researched and powerful portrait.”RT Book Reviews

“The notorious Catherine de Medici emerges as a flesh-and-blood woman in this masterful recounting of her life.  C.W. Gortner has an uncanny ability to delve into the intense humanness of his characters.”—Margaret George, author of The Autobiography of Henry VIII  
“Powerful and determined, Catherine de Medici strides across the treacherous glamour of 16th century France in this breathtaking novel . . . With an exquisite eye for detail and deep sensitivity, Gortner evokes a woman of immense personality and resolve, who never gave up on her children or country. You will not be able to put this book down!”—Michelle Moran, author of Nefertiti

“An intriguing and provocative book about one of history’s most controversial queens and the turbulent world of 16th century France.”—Sharon Penman, author of The Devil’s Brood

“Thrilling and original . . . a dramatic portrait of a brilliant queen and a realm divided by dissension.”—Stephanie Cowell, author of Claude and Camille and Mozart’s Sister

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