Katherine comes to the court of Edward III at the age of fifteen. The naive 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 ...
Katherine comes to the court of Edward III at the age of fifteen. The naive 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.
We have been selling books online for nearly 20 years, so buy with confidence. Every order is shipped the same day or the next day. This is a used book in good condition and may show some signs of use or wear.
Good. We ship the same or next business day and provide a tracking number with tracking info. No Highlighting, Visible signs of use to cover and pages, photo is a catalog stock image cover may be different, accessories like attached toys, cds, dvds, cassettes may not be present.
Support Your Planet. Buy CLEAN EARTH BOOKS. Shipping orders swiftly since 2008. A great value for the avid reader! GOOD can range from a well cared for book in great condition to average with signs of slight wear. Overall, All text in great shape! Comes with our 100% Money Back Guarantee. Our customer service can't be beat! Tracking included on all orders.
Fair. We ship the same or next business day and provide a tracking number with tracking info. Slightly more wear than a good book but still a very usable copy, we use stock photos for our listing so actual book may have different cover.
First read this book about 50+ years ago and have loved it ever since. Finally - my copy litarally fell apart - so was delighted to find a new one on Alibris. Great story, characters, many twists and turns, all based on a true story.
Mar 6, 2014
I think I first read this from the library. It is 3rd person narrative but mostly Katherine's viewpoint. I identified with her completely and knew John really loved her. I ordered it from Alibris. I told my daughter to keep it always when I am gone. Then I lent it to a neighbor and she never returned it. So I ordered it from Alibris again. Seldom in real life is there such a love story and this is history, not fiction. Beloved by me. Both books from Alibris were in perfect condition.
Sep 8, 2011
The fascinating Katherine Swynford
A bit of a bodice ripper but a fine adjunct to Alison Weir's magnificent biography of this amazing woman.
Jul 8, 2010
I enjoyed Katherine by Anya Seton very much. It was published 58 years ago, but could have been published in 2010. I have read many books on the War of the Roses, usually from a Yorkist stand point. This book gave me some insight into the Lancastrians
Oct 19, 2008
Katherine by Anya Seton
It is rewarding when someone we know, or know indirectly in our young life, becomes a prolific writer and many years later we have the collection of stories by this author. So is the case with my association with the Setons when Ernest Thompson Seton, father of Anya lived in New Mexico, was an acquaintance of my family where we resided in the local mountains. My father was a forest ranger, Mr. Seton was somewhat of an environmentalist and they agreed upon many ideas that were still too new for the world. I have enjoyed all of Miss Seton's novels. They are strong, unique in my estimation. She researches well, makes her stories tell the truth, yet keeps the reader wanting to get all the way through without a bit of interruption. I found Katherine to be so well presented that I was happy to have found this lost copy again after many years. The character is believable, compassionate and loving. The love of John Gaunt for Katherine endures despite his station above her in life. And as an incurable romantic,I appreciate her rescue of Cob, her remarkable endurance for a lifetime in a society so ruled by class. I would recommend this as a good read to any student of history, and to any other reader who would loose self in the following of this well-detailed story of life in the fourteenth century.
Alibris, the Alibris logo, and Alibris.com are registered trademarks of Alibris, Inc.
Copyright in bibliographic data and cover images is held by Nielsen Book Services Limited, Baker & Taylor, Inc., or by their respective licensors, or by the publishers, or by their respective licensors. For personal use only. All rights reserved. All rights in images of books or other publications are reserved by the original copyright holders.