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Courtesan: A Novel

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The Court of Franois I is full of lust, intrigue, and bawdy bon tempsā different world from the quiet country life Diane de Poitiers led with her elderly husband. Now a widow, the elegant Diane is called back to Court, where the King?s obvious interest marks her as an enemy to the King?s favourite, Anne d?Heilly. The Court is soon electrified by rumors of their confrontations. As Anne calls on her most venomous tricks to drive Diane away, Diane finds an ally in the one member of Court with no allegiance to the King?s mistress: his teenage second son, Henri. Neglected by his father and disliked by his brothers, Prince Henri expects little from his life. But as his friendship with Diane deepens into infatuation and then a romance that scandalizes the Court, the Prince begins to discover hope for a future with Diane. But fate and his father have other plans for Henriīncluding a political marriage with Catherine de Medici. Despite daunting obstacles, Henri?s devotion to Diane never wanes; their passion becomes one of the most legendary romances in the history of France.

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Widow Diane de Poitiers, the mistress to King Henri II of France, is smitten by her royal lover, but she can never publicly acknowledge her feelings, especially after his marriage to Catherine de Medici, in a fictional account of a real-life sixteenth-century romance. Reader's Guide included. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

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Riveting . . . I guarantee you'll stay awake nights not being able to put this book down. -Affaire de Coeur

“Spectacular . . . The story of a remarkable woman and her clash with society . . . Lush in characterization and rich in historical detail. -Romantic Times

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ISBN:
9780307347091
Subtitle:
A Novel
Publisher:
Three Rivers Press
Author:
Haeger, Diane
Author:
Diane Haeger
Subject:
Fiction-Historical - General
Subject:
Fiction : Historical - General
Subject:
Romance - Historical
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Courtesans
Subject:
Henry
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20060725
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
576

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Courtesan: A Novel
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Product details 576 pages Crown Publishing Group - English 9780307347091 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Widow Diane de Poitiers, the mistress to King Henri II of France, is smitten by her royal lover, but she can never publicly acknowledge her feelings, especially after his marriage to Catherine de Medici, in a fictional account of a real-life sixteenth-century romance. Reader's Guide included. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , Riveting . . . I guarantee you'll stay awake nights not being able to put this book down. -Affaire de Coeur

“Spectacular . . . The story of a remarkable woman and her clash with society . . . Lush in characterization and rich in historical detail. -Romantic Times

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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