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Anya Seton (1904–1990)

Forfatter af Katherine

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Værker af Anya Seton

Katherine (1954) 2,935 eksemplarer
Green Darkness (1972) — Forfatter — 1,187 eksemplarer
Dragonwyck (1944) 820 eksemplarer
The Winthrop Woman (1958) 813 eksemplarer
Avalon (1965) 768 eksemplarer
Devil Water (1961) 419 eksemplarer
The Hearth and Eagle (1948) 276 eksemplarer
My Theodosia (1945) 242 eksemplarer
The Turquoise (1946) 223 eksemplarer
The Mistletoe and the Sword (1955) 195 eksemplarer
Foxfire (1950) 153 eksemplarer
Smouldering Fires (1975) 75 eksemplarer
Washington Irving (1960) 33 eksemplarer
Katherine. [romaan] / 1. osa (1994) 5 eksemplarer

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A fictionalized romance about the love affair of John of Gaunt and Katherine Swynford.

It’s on lots of lists as one of the best romance novels of all time, and maybe it’s because it was, I guess, one of the first true historical romances? I’ll grant that it may be important to the history of the genre, but it’s nothing special as far as the writing goes or the romance itself. It’s just…okay. But certainly not good enough for its length.
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electrascaife | 88 andre anmeldelser | Feb 4, 2024 |
A young Roman and his fellow soldiers are sent to Britain in AD 60.

Events focus on Queen Boudicca’s rebellion and a mysterious druid from Stone Henge.

The characters are vivid, though I feel Boudicca/Boadicea is too melodramatic.

The plot is a good adventure yarn, with action, mystery, suspense, a little romance, and a hint of druid-style magic.
 
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PhilSyphe | 9 andre anmeldelser | Sep 8, 2023 |
Lovely book. Would like to read more like this.
 
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franniepuck | 88 andre anmeldelser | May 7, 2023 |
This is a love story. A fourteenth century story to be exact. Katherine Swynford has loved John of Gaunt, the Duke of Lancaster ever since she first laid eyes on him as a young girl of thirteen. As a commoner, predestined to marry a lowly knight, Katherine's standing in society is, at best, only to be a lady-in-waiting for the Duchess of Lancaster. That is as close as she can get to the man of her dreams. Yet, meeting the duke has sealed her fate. The saga that follows spans three generations of life and love. Seton does a fantastic job weaving true history with a fabricated backstory of romance. If you get the chance, listen to the audio version. It's fantastic.… (mere)
 
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SeriousGrace | 88 andre anmeldelser | Apr 25, 2023 |

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Medlemmer
8,170
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ISBN
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