Catherine de Medici was half French, half Italian. Orphaned in infancy, she was the sole legitimate heiress to the Medici family fortune. Married at fourteen to the future Henri II of France, she was constantly humiliated by his influential mistress Diane de Poitiers. When her husband died as a result of a duelling accident in Paris - Leonie Frieda's magnificient, throat-grabbing opening chapter - Catherine was made queen regent during the short reign of her eldest son (married to Mary Queen of Scots and, like many of her children, he died young). When her second son became king she was the power behind the throne. Leonie Frieda has returned to original sources and re-read the thousands of letters left by Catherine. There has not been a biography in English of Catherine for many years and she believes that the time has come to show her as one of the most influential women in sixteenth-century Europe.
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Book Description Hutchinson, 1966. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Good+. 8vo 7.75 - 9.75'' tall. Moderate general wear. 126 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 107429
Book Description Hutchinson, London, 1973. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Berg, Bjorn (illustrator). 5.5" X 8.5". An omnibus edition containing 3 children's fiction books bound into one volume. ("Little Old Mrs Pepperpot", "Mrs Pepperpot Again" and "Mrs Pepperpot to the Rescue"). The book is internally immaculate but lacks the dust wrapper. All orders processed and shipped promptly from the UK, usually on the day they are received. Call or email us with your questions by going to "Bookseller & Payment Information" below and then "Ask bookseller a question" or "View Booksellers Homepage. Bookseller Inventory # 014899
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Bookseller Inventory # GOR005815079
Book Description Hutchinson, London, 1972. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Illustrated by Bjorn Berg (illustrator). UK; Seventh Printing. Hbk in d/w; nice clean copy of book without any handwriting inside; vg+/vg; book has been price clipped; ; Mrs Pepperpot; 8vo 8" - 9" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 90891
Book Description Hutchinson & Co, London, 1973. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. Berg, Bjorn (illustrator). 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book is in very good condition, with some shelf wear; pages are clear, clean, and crisp; binding is tight; jacket shows shelfwear, with a small tear at the top corner of the spine; a small triangular corner is cut off the bottom of the front end flap; this edition contains three books; Little Old Mrs Pepperpot, Mrs Pepperpot Again, and Mrs Pepperpot to the Rescue ; Illustrated by Bjorn Berg ; Translated by Marianne Helweg. Bookseller Inventory # 000155
Book Description Hutchinson & Co Ltd, London, 1973. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Jacket and illustrations by Bjorn Berg (illustrator). 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. First published in the UK as a collected edition in 1966, this is a sixth impression of 1973. Some edge wear and rubbing to top and bottom of jacket and spine, corners rubbed with tiny loss, some slight yellowing to back jacket but overall bright orange jacket bright and unsunned. Not price clipped (£1.95), no inscriptions, internally clean tight and square, overall a vg++ copy. 127pp, illustrated. Alf Proysen's (1914-70), immensely popular stories for children. Mrs. Pepperpot, is a little old lady who lives in a cottage in the countryside together with her husband, Mr. Pepperpot. Mrs. Pepperpot has a secret, she occasionally shrinks to the size of a pepperpot, but nevertheless always manages to cope with the tricky situations that she finds herself in, at least partially thanks to the fact that upon shrinking she also gains the ability to understand and talk to all animals. Bookseller Inventory # 004830