The Agincourt Bride

by Joanna Hickson

eBooks of the Month Historical Fiction

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A superb recapturing of the childhood and young life of Catherine, daughter of mad King Charles VI of France and eventual wife of Henry V, seen through the eyes of her wet nurse and companion. Her beauty fuelled a war. Her courage captured a king. Her passion would launch the Tudor dynasty. The first of a two part series perfect for fans of Philippa Gregory.

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The Agincourt Bride Synopsis

When her own first child is tragically still-born, the young Mette is pressed into service as a wet-nurse at the court of the mad king, Charles VI of France. Her young charge is the princess, Catherine de Valois, caught up in the turbulence and chaos of life at court. Mette and the child forge a bond, one that transcends Mette's lowly position. But as Catherine approaches womanhood, her unique position seals her fate as a pawn between two powerful dynasties. Her brother, The Dauphin and the dark and sinister, Duke of Burgundy will both use Catherine to further the cause of France. Catherine is powerless to stop them, but with the French defeat at the Battle of Agincourt, the tables turn and suddenly her currency has never been higher. But can Mette protect Catherine from forces at court who seek to harm her or will her loyalty to Catherine place her in even greater danger?

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The Agincourt Bride Press Reviews

'The sense of period is terrific - filled with characters about whom I cared enormously.'
Barbara Erskine

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ISBN: 9780007446971
Publication date: 03/01/2013
Publisher: Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007446971
Publication date: 3rd January 2013
Author: Joanna Hickson
Publisher: Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 592 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,
Categories: Historical fiction,

About Joanna Hickson

Joanna Hickson spent twenty-five years at the BBC writing and presenting for radio and television. Gripped by Shakespeare's historical plays, Joanna began researching the King Henry V's 'fair Kate' as a schoolgirl and the story of Catherine de Valois and the Tudor genesis has remained with her throughout life. Joanna Hickson lives in an old farmhouse in East Lothian and is married with a large family and a wayward Irish terrier.

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