Catherine De Medici(1969)
(A book in the Catherine De Medici series)
An omnibus of novels by Jean Plaidy
Madame Serpent Fourteen-year old Catherine de Medicirides into France, surrounded by Italy's nobility. She has been ruthlesslytorn from her beloved and sent to France, thrust into the most immoral courtin sixteenth century Europe. Catherine is a reluctant bride to Henry ofOrleans, the second son of the King of France. She was passionately in lovewith her husband, but was unwanted by him; humiliated and jealous, Catherinebegan to plan her revenge while spying on her husband's lovemaking with hislover, the infamous Diane dePoitiers. Henry soon rose to the kingship uponthe death of his brother; for thirty years, Catherine dreamed of a murdershe dare not carry through. "Madame Serpent" was born of years of sinisterplanning and jealousy. And like a serpent, she could work swiftly andlethally in the dark.
Used availability for Jean Plaidy's Catherine De Medici
November 1969 : UK Hardback