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Maurice Druon - Author

About the Author

Maurice Druon was a French resistance hero, a Knight of the British Empire and a holder of the Grand Croix de la Legion d'Honneur. He was also a member of the Academie francaise and a celebrated novelist, best known for his series of seven historical novels under the title of The Accursed Kings, which were twice adapted for television. A passionate Anglophile, he was a great expert on all things English, including its medieval history, which provides great inspiration for the series. His many and diverse fans include George RR Martin, Nicolas Sarkozy and Vladimir Putin.

Featured books by Maurice Druon

The King Without a Kingdom

The King Without a Kingdom

Author: Maurice Druon Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/05/2015

'This was the original GAME OF THRONES' George R.R. Martin Available for the first time in English, THE KING WITHOUT A KINGDOM is the seventh and final volume of The Accursed Kings series. The reign of the Capetian kings has ended and John II, 'The Good', takes the throne. Under the leadership of this vain, cruel, incompetent monarch The Hundred Years War escalates and England and France begin to tear each other apart. Warring factions plunder the land, famine threatens the people and the Black Death spreads far and wide. France is bleeding to death around the new king...

The King Without a Kingdom

The King Without a Kingdom

Author: Maurice Druon Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2015

'This was the original GAME OF THRONES' George R.R. Martin Available for the first time in English, THE KING WITHOUT A KINGDOM is the seventh and final volume of The Accursed Kings series. The reign of the Capetian kings has ended and John II, 'The Good', second of the Valois dynasty, has taken the throne. Under his leadership the Hundred Years War, one of the longest and bloodiest conflicts in history, escalates and England and France begin to tear each other apart. Cardinal Perigord, narrating the drama, shows us a monarch as vain and cruel as he is incompetent. Under his turbulent reign, warring factions plunder the land, famine threatens the people and the Black Death spreads far and wide. France is bleeding to death around the new king.

The Royal Succession

The Royal Succession

Author: Maurice Druon Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/04/2014

This is the original Game of Thrones. George R.R. Martin. 'No woman shall succeed in Salique land' Louis X is dead, poisoned, murdered, by the hand of Mahaut d'Artois. Her plan is simple - to clear the path to the throne for her son-in-law Philippe. However, there is the small matter of Queen Clemence and her unborn child. As the country is thrown into turmoil, Philippe of Poitiers must use any means necessary to save his country from anarchy. However, how far is he willing to go to clear his path to the throne and become King in his own right?

The She-Wolf

The She-Wolf

Author: Maurice Druon Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/04/2014

'This was the original game of thrones' George R.R. Martin Charles IV is now king of France and his sister is Edward II of England's Queen. Having been imprisoned by Edward as leader of the rebellious English barons, Roger Mortimer escapes to France, where he joins the war against the English Aquitaine. But it is his love affair with Isabella, the 'She-Wolf of France', who has come seemingly to negotiate a treaty of peace that seals his fate...

Other books by Maurice Druon

Le bonheur des uns

Le bonheur des uns

Author: Maurice Druon Format: eBook Release Date: 28/05/2018

Morisa Dryuona chitayushchaya publika znaet prezhde vsego po sage "e;Proklyatye koroli"e;, otkryvshej mrachnye tajny srednevekov'ya, i trilogii "e;Konec lyudej"e;, rasskazyvayushchej o zakulis'e evropejskogo obshchestva pervyh desyatiletij HKH veka, o zakate dinastii finansistov i promyshlennikov. V nastoyashchee izdanie voshli sochnye, yarkie, polnye vydumki rasskazy M. Dryuona iz sbornikov "e;Poveliteli prostorov"e;, "e;Schast'e odnih"e;, "e;Neschast'e drugih"e;, sozdannye pisatelem v rusle velikoj tradicii francuzskoj novellistiki. Imenno proizvedeniya malyh form predvoskhitili literaturnyj uspekh mastera.

The King Without a Kingdom

The King Without a Kingdom

Author: Maurice Druon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/03/2016

`This was the original GAME OF THRONES' George R.R. Martin Available for the first time in English, THE KING WITHOUT A KINGDOM is the seventh and final volume of The Accursed Kings series. The reign of the Capetian kings has ended and John II, `The Good', takes the throne. Under the leadership of this vain, cruel, incompetent monarch The Hundred Years War escalates and England and France begin to tear each other apart. Warring factions plunder the land, famine threatens the people and the Black Death spreads far and wide. France is bleeding to death around the new king...

LA VOLUPTE D'ETRE

LA VOLUPTE D'ETRE

Author: Maurice Druon Format: eBook Release Date: 15/09/2015

Ona byla mechtoj poehta... podajte zh milostynyu ej - poetsya v starinnom romanse. Po suti, ehto i est' kratkoe rezyume prelestnogo romana Morisa Dryuona Sladostrastie bytiya gde obraz glavnoj geroini, grafini Lukrecii Sanciani, naveyan real'noj zhenshchinoj - markizoj Luizoj Kazati, krasavicej, mnogo let povergavshej v trepet vsyu Evropu. V romane ehto ehkscentrichnaya, pochti otreshennaya ot dejstvitel'nosti pozhilaya dama, dlya kotoroj sladostrastie bytiya, nekogda pronizyvavshee kazhduyu sekundu fantasticheskoj zhizni, smenilos' sladostnymi vospominaniyami, stavshimi dlya nee edinstvennoj real'nost'yu. V nastoyashchee izdanie takzhe voshli sochnye, yarkie, polnye vydumki

Rendez-vous aux enfers

Rendez-vous aux enfers

Author: Maurice Druon Format: eBook Release Date: 08/06/2015

Morisa Dryuona chitayushchaya publika znaet prezhde vsego po sage Proklyatye koroli otkryvshej mrachnye tajny Crednevekov'ya, i romanu-trilogii Konec lyudej rasskazyvayushchej o zakulis'e sovremennogo obshchestva, o zakate dinastii finansistov i promyshlennikov. EHta trilogiya naibolee znachitel'noe proizvedenie Dryuona, laureata Gonkurovskoj premii.Tretij roman cikla nazyvaetsya Svidanie v adu O bogatstve i mogushchestve sem'i SHudler i de la Monneri napominayut lish' gromkie tituly i stoskovavshijsya po remontu rodovoj zamok. V nasledstvo Mari Anzh i ZHan Noehlyu dostalis' ne zaveshchannye milliony, a bremya dryahleyushchego klana, beskharakternost' i malodushie. Kak vyderzhat' ad obshcheniya s lyubyashchimi lyud'mi? K tomu zhe, po zamechaniyu odnogo iz geroev romana, kazhdyj tait v sebe svoj sobstvennyj ad..

The King Without a Kingdom

The King Without a Kingdom

Author: Maurice Druon Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/05/2015

'This was the original GAME OF THRONES' George R.R. Martin Available for the first time in English, THE KING WITHOUT A KINGDOM is the seventh and final volume of The Accursed Kings series. The reign of the Capetian kings has ended and John II, 'The Good', takes the throne. Under the leadership of this vain, cruel, incompetent monarch The Hundred Years War escalates and England and France begin to tear each other apart. Warring factions plunder the land, famine threatens the people and the Black Death spreads far and wide. France is bleeding to death around the new king...

Paris, de Cesar a saint Louis;

Paris, de Cesar a saint Louis;

Author: Maurice Druon Format: eBook Release Date: 19/01/2015

Morisa Dryuona chitayushchaya publika znaet prezhde vsego po sage "e;Proklyatye koroli otkryvshej mrachnye tajny Srednevekov'ya, i romanu "e;Sil'nye mira sego priotkryvayushchemu zakulis'e sovremennogo zapadnogo obshchestva. Na ehtot raz pered nami sovsem drugoj Dryuon - istorik, pisatel', no takzhe i chelovek, vlyublennyj v velikij gorod, kotoryj rasskazyvaet o svoem ponimanii Drevnego mira, ob istokah velikih civilizacij. V knige "e;Parizh ot Cezarya do Lyudovika Svyatogo glavnyj personazh - ehto gorod, kotoryj hranit pamyat' Francii, zdes' ozhivayut obrazy tekh, kto zakladyval fundament francuzskoj stolicy: YUliya Cezarya, YUliana Otstupnika, vrazhduyushchih korolev Fredegondy i Brungil'dy; Karla Velikogo, P'era Abelyara, Lyudovika Svyatogo i mnogih drugih. V knige "e;Istoki i berega Dryuon poehticheski zhivo rasskazyvaet o Sredizemnom more, na beregah kotorogo zarodilis' nachala kul'tury chelovechestva.

Accursed Kings Series Books 1-3: The Iron King, The Strangled Queen, The Poisoned Crown

Accursed Kings Series Books 1-3: The Iron King, The Strangled Queen, The Poisoned Crown

Author: Maurice Druon Format: eBook Release Date: 08/01/2015

"e;This is the original Game of Thrones."e; George R.R. Martin.A collection of the first three books in Maurice Druon's epic historical fiction series, The Accursed Kings."e;Accursed! Accursed! You shall be accursed to the thirteenth generation!"e;The Iron King - Philip the Fair - is as cold and silent, as handsome and unblinking as a statue. He governs his realm with an iron hand, but he cannot rule his own family: his sons are weak and their wives adulterous; while his red-blooded daughter Isabella is unhappily married to an English king who prefers the company of men.A web of scandal, murder and intrigue is weaving itself around the Iron King; but his downfall will come from an unexpected quarter. Bent on the persecution of the rich and powerful Knights Templar, Philip sentences Grand Master Jacques Molay to be burned at the stake, thus drawing down upon himself a curse that will destroy his entire dynasty...This bundle collects the first three novels of The Accursed Kings: THE IRON KING, THE STRANGLED QUEEN and THE POISONED CROWN.

King Without a Kingdom (The Accursed Kings, Book 7)

King Without a Kingdom (The Accursed Kings, Book 7)

Author: Maurice Druon Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2015

'This was the original GAME OF THRONES' George R.R. MartinAvailable for the first time in English, THE KING WITHOUT A KINGDOM is the seventh and final volume of The Accursed Kings series.The reign of the Capetian kings has ended and John II, 'The Good', second of the Valois dynasty, has taken the throne.Under his leadership the Hundred Years War, one of the longest and bloodiest conflicts in history, escalates and England and France begin to tear each other apart.Cardinal Perigord, narrating the drama, shows us a monarch as vain and cruel as he is incompetent. Under his turbulent reign, warring factions plunder the land, famine threatens the people and the Black Death spreads far and wide. France is bleeding to death around the new king.

The Lily and the Lion

The Lily and the Lion

Author: Maurice Druon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/12/2014

`This was the original game of thrones' George R.R. Martin The royal house of France has fallen. Charles IV is dead, fulfilling the curse of the Templars once and for all. This leaves the path to the throne open for Robert of Artois to place his cousin, Philippe of Valois, upon it. Having committed fraud, perjury and murder in the name of the new king, Robert expects to receive a title and his full reward. But the days of betrayal are far from over and Robert is banished to England. In the land of France's enemies vengeance sparks fresh conflict as King Edward III and his new ally prepare for war. As swords are sharpened the lion wakes and a pretender threatens France once more ...

La chute des corps

La chute des corps

Author: Maurice Druon Format: eBook Release Date: 19/11/2014

Morisa Dryuona chitayushchaya publika znaet prezhde vsego po sage Proklyatye koroli otkryvshej mrachnye tajny Srednevekov'ya, i trilogii Konec lyudej rasskazyvayushchej o zakulis'e sovremennogo obshchestva, o zakate dinastii finansistov i promyshlennikov. Vtoroj roman cikla nazyvaetsya Krushenie stolpov mogushchestvennye politiki, finansovye vorotily, aristokraty i nuvorishi - vse kogda-to stareyut. Geroev romana Dryuona nastigayut bolezni i fizicheskie nedugi. Ih deti, naprotiv, vhodyat v silu, podrastayut vnuki, no stariki s ih porazitel'noj volej k zhizni, opytom i nastojchivost'yu pytayutsya povliyat' na novoe pokolenie, dokazyvaya, chto ih eshche rano spisyvat' so scheta. No komu udastsya uderzhat'sya na plavu v more burnyh sobytij, nastigshih Evropu v tridcatye gody HKH veka?..

Grande families

Grande families

Author: Maurice Druon Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2014

Morisa Dryuona chitayushchaya publika znaet prezhde vsego po sage Proklyatye koroli otkryvshej mrachnye tajny Srednevekov'ya, i knige Sil'nye mira sego rasskazyvayushchej o zakulis'e sovremennogo obshchestva, o zakate dinastii finansistov i promyshlennikov. Roman Sil'nye mira sego otkryvaet trilogiyu Konec lyudej - naibolee znachitel'noe proizvedenie Dryuona. EHti lyudi, zhivshie vo Francii v nachale XX veka, mogli pohvastat'sya rodstvennymi svyazyami s francuzskoj znat'yu. Ih sostoyanie ischislyalos' millionami frankov. Ih deti byli samymi bogatymi naslednikami v Parizhe. Pochemu zhe ne bylo mira v ehtoj sem'e? CHego ne hvatalo dlya schast'ya sil'nym mira sego? Roman Sil'nye mira sego byl ehkranizirovan. Glavnuyu rol' v fil'me genial'no sygral ZHan Gaben. Lenta voshla v zolotoj fond mirovogo kinematografa.

Lily and the Lion (The Accursed Kings, Book 6)

Lily and the Lion (The Accursed Kings, Book 6)

Author: Maurice Druon Format: eBook Release Date: 25/09/2014

"e;This is the original Game of Thrones."e; George R.R. Martin.The royal house of France has fallen. Charles IV is dead, fulfilling the curse of the Templars once and for all. This leaves the path to the throne open for Robert of Artois to place his cousin, Philippe of Valois, upon it. Having committed fraud, perjury and murder in the name of the new king, Robert expects to receive a title and his full reward.But the days of betrayal are far from over and Robert is banished to England. In the land of France's enemies vengeance sparks fresh conflict as King Edward III and his new ally prepare for war. As swords are sharpened the lion wakes and a pretender threatens France once more ...

The She-Wolf

The She-Wolf

Author: Maurice Druon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/09/2014

`This was the original game of thrones' George R.R. Martin Charles IV is now king of France and his sister is Edward II of England's Queen. Having been imprisoned by Edward as leader of the rebellious English barons, Roger Mortimer escapes to France, where he joins the war against the English Aquitaine. But it is his love affair with Isabella, the `She-Wolf of France', who has come seemingly to negotiate a treaty of peace that seals his fate...

The Royal Succession

The Royal Succession

Author: Maurice Druon Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/04/2014

This is the original Game of Thrones. George R.R. Martin. 'No woman shall succeed in Salique land' Louis X is dead, poisoned, murdered, by the hand of Mahaut d'Artois. Her plan is simple - to clear the path to the throne for her son-in-law Philippe. However, there is the small matter of Queen Clemence and her unborn child. As the country is thrown into turmoil, Philippe of Poitiers must use any means necessary to save his country from anarchy. However, how far is he willing to go to clear his path to the throne and become King in his own right?

She-Wolf (The Accursed Kings, Book 5)

She-Wolf (The Accursed Kings, Book 5)

Author: Maurice Druon Format: eBook Release Date: 10/04/2014

"e;This is the original Game of Thrones."e; George R.R. Martin.Charles IV is now king of France and his sister is Edward II of England's Queen. Having been imprisoned by Edward as leader of the rebellious English barons, Roger Mortimer escapes to France, where he joins the war against the English Aquitaine. But it is his love affair with Isabella, the 'She-Wolf of France', who has come seemingly to negotiate a treaty of peace that seals his fate...

Royal Succession (The Accursed Kings, Book 4)

Royal Succession (The Accursed Kings, Book 4)

Author: Maurice Druon Format: eBook Release Date: 02/01/2014

"e;This is the original Game of Thrones."e; George R.R. Martin.'No woman shall succeed in Salique land'Louis X is dead, poisoned, murdered, by the hand of Mahaut d'Artois. Her plan is simple - to clear the path to the throne for her son-in-law Philippe. However, there is the small matter of Queen Clemence and her unborn child.As the country is thrown into turmoil, Philippe of Poitiers must use any means necessary to save his country from anarchy. However, how far is he willing to go to clear his path to the throne and become King in his own right?

The Poisoned Crown

The Poisoned Crown

Author: Maurice Druon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/12/2013

`This was the original game of thrones' George R.R. Martin No man is impervious to the poisons of the crown... Having murdered his wife and exiled his mistress, King Louis X of France becomes besotted with Princess Clemence of Hungary and makes her his new Queen. However, though the matter of the succession should be assured, it is far from so, as Louis embarks on an ill-fated war against Flanders. Where his father, Philip IV, was strong, Louis is weak, and the ambitions of his proud, profligate barons threaten his power and the future of a kingdom once ruled by an Iron King.

The Strangled Queen

The Strangled Queen

Author: Maurice Druon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2013

`This was the original game of thrones' George R.R. Martin The King is dead. Long live the King. Philip IV is dead and his great kingdom is in disarray. It seems the fatal curse of the Templars is plaguing the royal house of France. His son has been enthroned as Louis X; but with his disgraced wife Marguerite imprisoned in the Chateau Gaillard for her adultery, Louis can produce no heir with which to secure the succession. But neither can he marry again while she lives... The web of scandal, murder and intrigue that once wove itself around the court of the Iron King continues to draw in his descendants, as the destruction of his dynasty continues apace.

Poisoned Crown (The Accursed Kings, Book 3)

Poisoned Crown (The Accursed Kings, Book 3)

Author: Maurice Druon Format: eBook Release Date: 26/09/2013

"e;This is the original Game of Thrones."e; George R.R. Martin.The puny, self-impotent Louis X, having caused his first wife to be murdered and his mistress exiled, becomes besotted with the lovely Clemence, his new Queen. Vacillating between self-pity and vainglory he is caught between the vaulting ambitions of proud, profligate barons...

The Iron King

The Iron King

Author: Maurice Druon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/04/2013

`This is the original game of thrones' George R.R. Martin From the publishers that brought you A Game of Thrones comes the series that inspired George R.R. Martin's epic work. Accursed! Accursed! You shall be accursed to the thirteenth generation! The Iron King - Philip the Fair - is as cold and silent, as handsome and unblinking as a statue. He governs his realm with an iron hand, but he cannot rule his own family: his sons are weak and their wives adulterous; while his red-blooded daughter Isabella is unhappily married to an English king who prefers the company of men. A web of scandal, murder and intrigue is weaving itself around the Iron King; but his downfall will come from an unexpected quarter. Bent on the persecution of the rich and powerful Knights Templar, Philip sentences Grand Master Jacques Molay to be burned at the stake, thus drawing down upon himself a curse that will destroy his entire dynasty...

Strangled Queen

Strangled Queen

Author: Maurice Druon Format: eBook Release Date: 11/04/2013

"e;This is the original Game of Thrones."e; George R.R. Martin.The King is dead. Long live the King.With King Philip IV dead, and the Kingdom left in disarray, as the fatal curse of the Templars plagues the royal house of France.Imprisoned in Chateau Gaillard, Marguerite of Burgundy has fallen into disgrace. Her infidelity has left her estranged husband, Louis X King of France, with neither heir nor wife.The web of scandal, murder and intrigue that once wove itself around the Iron King continues to afflict his descendants, as the destruction of his dynasty continues at the hands of fate.

Iron King (The Accursed Kings, Book 1)

Iron King (The Accursed Kings, Book 1)

Author: Maurice Druon Format: eBook Release Date: 03/01/2013

'This is the original game of thrones' George R.R. MartinFrom the publishers that brought you A Game of Thrones comes the series that inspired George R.R. Martin's epic work.France became a great nation under Philip the Fair - but it was a greatness achieved at the expense of her people, for his was a reign characterised by violence, the scandalous adulteries of his daughters-in-law, and the triumph of royal authority.

Tistou, The Boy with Green Thumbs

Tistou, The Boy with Green Thumbs

Author: Maurice Druon Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/09/2012

When eight-year-old Tistou is sent home from school his parents decide he shall learn from real life instead, and where better to start than gardening? With Moustache the dreamy gardener, Tistou discovers a remarkable gift - that he has green thumbs! Everything he touches sprouts beautiful plants. Now Tistou has lots to do. With the power of flowers he can change everything: prisons, slums, hospitals - even war.

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