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Katherine
Katherine
Author: Anya Seton
This classic romance novel tells the true story of the love affair that changed history—that of Katherine Swynford and John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, the ancestors of most of the British royal family. Set in the vibrant 14th century of Chaucer and the Black Death, the story features knights fighting in battle, serfs struggling in povert...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781556525322
ISBN-10: 155652532X
Publication Date: 5/28/2004
Pages: 512
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 186 ratings
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
Members Wishing: 2
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reviewed Katherine on + 82 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Excellent book. Rich characters, great storyline, moves at a reasonable pace and is very well written and historically researched.

This is my first Anya Seton books, but I look forward to reading more of her books in the future.
reviewed Katherine on + 72 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Unbelievable ... I would give it 10 stars if I could ... I am a lover of historical fiction, and one of the best things about it is that it doesn't matter so much when the book was actually written ... Anya Seton was an amazing writer and I would recommend this book to anyone who loves history and wants a long, gorgeous tale of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, and his lover, Katherine.
CAJUN avatar reviewed Katherine on + 339 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I HAVE READ THIS BOOK AT LEAST 8 TIMES IN THE LAST 25 YRS. EACH TIME, I FALL IN LOVE WITH IT ALL OVER AGAIN. THIS REALLY IS A MUST READ STORY. TRAGIC, BUT ALL ENDS RIGHT WHEN ALL IS SAID AND DONE. THE TRUE TRAGIC WOULD BE IF YOU, THE PBS MEMBERS, DID NOT GET ACHANCE TO READ IT.
JeffersonsAmbrosia avatar reviewed Katherine on + 98 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This is a wonderfull book, that adds the wonders of courtly romance, while also manageing to stay fairly historical. As someone who adores, the time period this book is set in, and has researched the times of John of Gaunt alot I was very happy and entranced with this book. I couldnt put it down.
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Helpful Score: 2
A beautiful historical picture of life in England during the medieval period as well as a story of unwavering love.
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Readnmachine avatar reviewed Katherine on + 1260 more book reviews
Historical romance, exquisitely researched and based on the lives of the Plantangenet Duke of Lancaster, John o'Gault, and the woman who was the love of his life, Katherine Swynford.
brittab avatar reviewed Katherine on + 9 more book reviews
Interesting slice of life in 14th, well told. Reading was a bit tiring at some times, but overall a good historical novel.
leatarina avatar reviewed Katherine on
Katherine is just one more example of Anya Seton's incredible research into old England. It was well written and visually descriptive. I would recommend it to anyone who has an interest in English history or just loves a love story.


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