Monday, October 11, 2010

Currently Reading: The Confessions of Catherine de Medici by CW Gortner

Catherine de Medici is one of those characters from history who seems to have ended up with a pretty bad reputation. I have definitely seen her portrayed more as one of the bad guys in the fiction I have read. For example, she was the very scary and evil queen in Susan Carroll's excellent Faire Isle novels (I really need to read the last couple of those!)

I am looking forward to seeing what C W Gortner does with her in the course of his book. I thoroughly enjoyed his last book on Juana the Mad, so I have high hopes for this one too.

Opening Line: I am not a sentimental woman.


  1. This does sound interesting! I look forward to reading your take on this one, Marg.

  2. I just won this book on another blog - can't wait to get it in the mail so I can start reading it!

  3. I so want to read this book, and am really looking forward to getting the chance to do it. I will be very excited to see your full review when you are done, and I do so hope you enjoy it!

  4. I really enjoyed this and found it a great intro to the period, along with Freda Lightfoot's book on Margot. After this you'll have to see Dumas' take on Catherine. OTT but delightfully fun.

  5. This one is in my TBR pile. Love the trailer. May have to move it up on the list.

  6. I have always wanted to read more about Catherine de Medici so I guess this might be a good place to start?



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