Katherine Author:Anya Seton Against the turbulent and glitering backdrop of fourteenth-century England, Anya Seton has spun a lusty, uninhibited novel of a forbidden love affair that set the royal houses of Europe aflame with scandal and intrigue. — It is the story of Katherine, the lovely young commoner whose beauty dazzled the English court and captured the heart of Engla... more »nd's greatest nobleman, John of Gaunt. Unfolded here is their life together of kings and queens, bound by a private honor that mocked the pageantry, fanfare, and evils of a corrupt and tumultuous era.« less
This book is heads and shoulders above today's historical fiction writers--not to denigrate today's, some of whom are fantastic, but to elevate Ms. Seton's work. Thoroughly believable, exquisite period detail--so much so you'll need a dictionary close by--make this a lovely engrossing read. This book shows you how historical fiction should be done.