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Blood Royal

(2009)
(The Queen's Lover)
A novel by

 
 
The story of a great queen, a woman of enormous courage who made her own rules, and a true survivor. This is the first in a series of early medieval novels by Vanora Bennett, the author of Portrait of an Unknown Woman.

Catherine de Valois, daughter of the French king, is born in troubled times. Brought up in a the stormy and unstable environment of the court, her only friend is the remarkable poet and writer Christine de Pizan.

Catherine is married off to Henry V as part of a treaty honouring his victory over France, and is destined to be a trophy wife. Terrified at the idea of being married to a man who is at once a foreigner, an enemy and a rough soldier, Catherine nevertheless does her duty. Within two years she is widowed, and mother of the future King of England and France - even though her brother has already claimed the French crown for himself.

Caught between warring factions, Catherine finds support from Owain Tudor, controller of her household - a dangerous support as rumours of their relationship would jeopardise her right to keep her child.

To save her son, and herself, she must turn away from her love and all that is familiar and safe to find another way forward.

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Hardback Editions

March 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Queen's Lover: A Novel
Author(s): Vanora Bennett
ISBN: 0-06-168986-6 / 978-0-06-168986-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

March 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Queen's Lover: A Novel
Author(s): Vanora Bennett
ISBN: 0-06-168987-4 / 978-0-06-168987-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
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February 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Blood Royal
Author(s): Vanora Bennett
ISBN: 0-00-728192-7 / 978-0-00-728192-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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May 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Blood Royal
Author(s): Vanora Bennett
ISBN: 0-00-730445-5 / 978-0-00-730445-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Audio Editions

March 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Blood Royal
Author(s): Vanora Bennett
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Ltd
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March 2010 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Blood Royal
Author(s): Vanora Bennett
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Ltd
Availability: Amazon CA   


March 2010 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Blood Royal
Author(s): Vanora Bennett
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


February 2010 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: Blood Royal
Author(s): Vanora Bennett
ISBN: 1-84648-793-5 / 978-1-84648-793-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


February 2010 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Blood Royal
Author(s): Vanora Bennett
ISBN: 1-84648-815-X / 978-1-84648-815-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

February 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Queen's Lover: A Novel
Author(s): Vanora Bennett
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


April 2009 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Blood Royal
Author(s): Vanora Bennett
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA