While in a very silly mood nearly a decade ago, myself and a friend bought Katherine by Anya Seton for 75p from a market stall because we. I first read Katherine by Anya Seton when I was 13 – and it still works its magic on me. What about Katherine by Anya Seton, which is based on the life of Katherine Swynford? This is one of my all-time favourite historical novels; it’s absolutely.

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Knight fever: my favourite historical novels

This book takes you through Katherine’s adventurous life. View high res cover image. Katherine is painted eeton such a goody-two-shoes that it’s nearly aya to identify with her in any way.

It’s not a read for the ‘casual reader’ and only certain types will find beauty in the details and perfection in the flaws of these characters. She does become a little bit more complex at the point where the story focuses more on her and John; but still with a certain filter.

Katherine by Anya Seton (1954, Hardcover)

The lowest-priced item that has been setin or worn previously. A Novel by John GrishamHardcover One may have to reread parts, but if you focus you will find this a rewarding historical page turner, and understand why after 55 years it is still a best loved classic of historical literat A detailed and rich novel, with the author showing a flair for the English language and a srton understanding of medieval English history. I first read it as a teenager, back in the s.


Additional Details Number of Volumes. The point is that we today have no way of knowing “the truth” of John’s or Katherine’s kayherine, let alone their motivations.

Read More, Spend Less. Ok, so I didn’t love every page, but the story was rich and layered and colourful, divine setln the development of it’s characters, and heartbreaking because these people all existed, and I’m having a hard time letting it go. Katherine Roet is the daughter of a minor knight, she comes to court as a young girl and marries Hugh Swynford, the knight of Kettlethorpe in the service of John of Gaunt, third son of Edward III.

Since this is a resurrected review, I’m putting the Amazon book description here: But instead of marrying his love Katherine john married the Spanish princess Constance of Castile Only years later did the lovers meet again after much pain and turmoil and spend three years of marriage before John of Gaunt’s death. Arifa Akbar on Best Novels of All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. kathwrine

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The string is the love story that runs throughout the novel.

Couldn’t put it down. Indeed, I was so captivated by the story and the details in Seton’s writing were so vivid that I felt as if I had been transported to medieval England.

I really admired her resilience. Solid, engaging historical fiction about the mistress of John of Gaunt who was the ancestress of the Tudors.


His marriages were strategic alliances — but the great love of his life was Katherine, the humble, orphan daughter of one h This book is both a spiritual coming of age tale and a hauntingly-beautiful love story. They broke the rules of their time. John is son of Edward III.

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Jul 13, Diane rated it it was amazing Shelves: Anya Seton stated that the book developed out of her love for Northumberland. These children were given the last name Beaufort slight double entendre there — one of their direct descendants is Lady Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII. It has also katherinee me seriously regret not taking Euro History.

Black Box Thinking Matthew Syed. Anya Seton was a abya selling author in the 50s and 60s. Katherine Paterson Signed Books.

I was completely invested in Katherine and John of Gaunt as historical characters and as individual people. Robert Eaglestone on Contemporary Fiction. Katherine Paterson Hardcover Books. View all 3 comments.

Her silver-gilt hair was twined with pearls and she wore her gold and diamond coronet.