'A great adventure, powerfully told' (Philippa Gregory) A sumptuous tale of passion and danger in the medieval court, Anya Seton's Katherine is an all-time classic.
Katherine comes to the court of Edward III at the age of fifteen. The na ve convent-educated orphan of a penniless knight is dazzled by the jousts and the entertainments of court.
Nevertheless, Katherine is beautiful, and she turns the head of the King's favourite son, John of Gaunt. But he is married, and she is soon to be betrothed.
A few years later their paths cross again and this time their passion for each other cannot be denied or suppressed. Katherine becomes the prince's mistress, and discovers an extraordinary world of power, pleasure and passion.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Pmaurer - LibraryThing
beautifully written book about the intertwined lives of Katherine and John, the Duke of Lancaster. Slowly developed scenes, with rich descriptions of the life and times of these historical figures. Took a long time to listen to, but I was glad I spent the time with the book. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Lauren2013 - LibraryThing
Katherine 5 Stars The amazing true story of the relationship between Katherine Swynford and John of Gaunt. The epic love story between these two historical figures comes to life in this amazingly well-written and well-researched work. Read full review