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Katherine | Anya Seton
John of Gaunt and Katherine Swynford, Chaucer's sister-in-law, fall in love in the 14th century.
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Katherine | Anya Seton
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4. 9 1/2 and I think I have the biggest clodhopping feets on all of Litsy!
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#friYAYintro @howjessreads

TheLibrarian Hooray - someone who also thinks cold pizza is nasty!! 1mo
Amiable Size 9.5-10 over here —we can hop those clods together. 😉 1mo
Lcsmcat I‘ve seen bigger on here. 😀 1mo
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readordierachel Nope, I'm a size 11 😆 4w
melissajayne I wear a 11/12 4w
jillrhudy @TheLibrarian all that congealed fatty cheese 🧀 4w
jillrhudy @melissajayne you win! 🦶🏻 4w
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Katherine | Anya Seton
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Couldn‘t decide between two for #castleonthehill , so here they both are. And wildly different!

Seton‘s Katherine is epic historical fiction, set in the 14th century, a love story between Katherine Swynford & John of Gaunt. I‘m remembering castles!

The Time of the Goats is set in 1940s Skopje, Yugoslavia now North Macedonia, where the Kale (Fortress) is a presence across the town. And ends up as a home for a fair number of goats.


BarbaraBB That one sounds really great! 6mo
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Katherine | Anya Seton
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Totally immersed in this epic historical piece! 🤓

Crazeedi I read this way back when, but I really dont remember it. I may need to revisit some of the books from my past 9mo
LeahBergen I loved this book 😍 9mo
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1. I‘m looking at/reading this book .... it‘s absolutely brilliant... ( @LittleBug )
2. Yes ! Because I cannot put this one down for long ..
3. Brown Birkenstock‘s- clogs
4. Bed / chest of drawers/ sink & mirror
5. We had dinner at 2. So last night .... all the leftovers .... whatever you wanted ... I went for stuffing & mince pies & wine ...

Happy New Year @MinDea

LittleBug Glad you like it!😊 11mo
Cathythoughts @LittleBug I love it 👍🏻 11mo
LittleBug 😊👍🏼😊 11mo
TrishB It‘s a wonderful read ❤️ 11mo
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I couldn‘t wait to open this morning 🎉. Thankyou #jolabokaflod is today. Aukje, many thanks for this stunning book , I truly love it. And the chocolates are gorgeous.. ♥️ I can‘t wait to read & eat chocolate ☺️and thankyou Chelle for taking the time to make all this happen... Happy Christmas you two lovely Ladies of Litsy 😘😘

Cathythoughts @LittleBug this book is divine ♥️ 11mo
LittleBug Oh no! Did the Santa get broken? I thought I put enough padding in there😔 Hope you enjoy both book and chocolates! Merry Christmas😘 11mo
LeahBergen Ohhh! I ❤️ this book! 👏🏻👏🏻 11mo
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Cathythoughts @LittleBug Santa is doing fine ... there‘s not much left in him 😂I love coffee & chocolate for breakfast... Thankyou ! And I love the book👍🏻♥️😘 11mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen I‘m looking forward to it 👍🏻♥️ 11mo
TrishB This is one of my fav books ❤️ and that cover is beautiful. 11mo
squirrelbrain So looking forward to seeing everyone‘s gifts in this swap! ❤️ 11mo
batsy Beautiful pic. That cover is gorgeous 😍 11mo
erzascarletbookgasm I‘m loving that gorgeous cover! ❤️ 11mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain I am too .... I‘m making dinner ( the full Christmas dinner) for everyone today ..... ) I‘m really enjoying the sugar boost @LittleBug 11mo
Cathythoughts @batsy @erzascarletbookgasm this cover & book ♥️just wow 😮♥️ 11mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB I‘m looking forward to it.... what a cover ♥️ 11mo
LittleBug I‘m so glad you like it💜 And I‘ll admit I picked the book for its cover☺️ 11mo
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Day 2 #AdventRecommends
Katherine just has to make my top 24 list. This is a truly great historical fiction read - romance, action, adventure, intrigue, history - everything is thrown into it! Not read it? I strongly recommend this and most of the people that I know that love historical fiction love this. @Melissa_J It is set in 14th Century England, and has links to John of Gaunt. A truly great book and story!

EadieB @Andrew65 I loved this too! 12mo
Andrew65 @EadieB Not surprised. 🙌 12mo
hilded Sounds intriguing, to the wishlist it goes :) 12mo
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Andrew65 @hilded I don‘t think you‘ll be disappointed. I think a few years back it made the top 100 Books list produced by the BBC. 🤞 12mo
Andrew65 @hilded Just checked, it did but only placed 95! 19 places below The Secret History. 12mo
TrishB Love it💕 12mo
hilded Great, that‘s very promising 🤩 12mo
Andrew65 @TrishB I‘d thought I‘d seen elsewhere this was one of your favourites. 12mo
Cathythoughts Stacked 👍🏻♥️♥️ 12mo
Andrew65 @Cathythoughts You‘ll enjoy this one. 12mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Oh wow - so happy to know of this! Sounds like the perfect thing for me! 12mo
Andrew65 @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Hope you enjoy it, but don‘t think I‘ve seen a negative review of it. 12mo
LeahBergen Oh, I loved this one, too. 😍😍 12mo
Andrew65 @LeahBergen I thought you were in this camp too. 👍😊 12mo
Herschelian Oh how I loved that book, time to re-read it methinks. Thanks for posting it ! 12mo
Andrew65 @Herschelian It is a special book and well worth a re-read! 12mo
kspenmoll Much read this as I bear her name- spelling & all. How do you read so much?! Thanks for your recommendations- 12mo
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Historical Fiction is my favourite genre. It allows me to step into others' shoes -- a Queen, a princess, or a medieval knight -- and to reflect on choices and dilemmas I would thankfully never have to face in real life. It allows me to "practice" outside the boundaries of my normal, safe, haven.

TrishB Great read 👍🏻 lovely cover too! 13mo
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Katherine Swynford had to wait a long time before she was able to marry the love of her life, John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster. This is one of my all-time favourite novels 😊

#Ivebeenwaitingforyou #ABBAinAugust

Mdargusch I‘m not familiar with this book or this author but if it‘s one of your all time favorites then I‘m stacking! 1y
emilyhaldi Oohhh I‘m into this... and I see I‘ve already stacked it!! 😄😄 1y
Andrew65 @Mdargusch @emilyhaldi @Melissa_J One of my all time favourites too! 1y
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Reviewsbylola Love this book!! I want to read more from Seton. 1y
Meredith3 Omg this cover is gorgeous 1y
Melissa_J @emilyhaldi @Mdargusch it‘s so good! @LeahBergen and @TrishB are big fans too (as well as @Andrew65 as you can tell by his response 😊) 1y
Melissa_J @Reviewsbylola I also really liked Green Darkness and Dragonwyck. The Mistletoe and the Sword was ok, but I don‘t recommend Avalon. 1y
Melissa_J @Meredith3 it‘s the Chicago Review Press edition. 1y
Reviewsbylola I have Green Darkness on hand for #pop18 so I‘m glad you liked that one! 1y
TrishB A lovely copy 💕 and one of my favs too! I reread last year and Green Darkness. Somehow I have never read Avalon- though I have it. I know you don‘t like but @LeahBergen does 😁 I need to read and decide! (edited) 1y
Mdargusch I went to look up this book and saw that you guys loved it too - so I knew I would like it! @Andrew65 @TrishB @LeahBergen 1y
LeahBergen @Melissa_J @TrishB @Mdargusch Yep, I‘m definitely a fan! I DID like Avalon but I‘m probably much more forgiving as Seton was a favourite of my teen years. You know how that is ... the whole nostalgia thing. 😆 1y
TrishB @LeahBergen I reread a couple quite recently and they stood the test of time (unlike Plaidy- who‘s love for will stay in my teens!). I will get to Avalon eventually. 1y
Melissa_J @LeahBergen @TrishB we are all allowed to enjoy a few questionable books 😉 1y
Melissa_J @TrishB I can‘t ready Plaidy. I waited until I was in my thirties to try her books and they just don‘t cut it for me 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1y
TrishB I think they definitely belong in a time and place! My teens 😁 1y
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Currently working my way through the “Plantagenets” but my fascination with this powerful English dynasty began with “Katherine.”

In my top three favorite books of all time.

Adult historical fiction. Love story with everything that could happen in the medieval world all mixed together. War, passion, plague, revolts. The historical figures in this story set the stage for some of the biggest events in British history as well as the royal lineage.

batsy Gorgeous cover. 1y
Texreader Wow! What a review! It was already on my to read list so now I have to find it. What are your other two top books? I ❤️historical fiction. 1y
tammysue Great review, Ashley! 😊 1y
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Reviewsbylola Such a good book! 1y
KathyWheeler I loved this book. 1y
Wan.der.love @batsy it‘s a painting by Dante Gabriel Rossetti 😍 you should check out his other works, his muse was his wife ❤️ 1y
Wan.der.love @Texreader historical fiction is my go to! But strangely enough my other top favs are “Brave New World” and “The Red Tent”...I‘m all over the place ☺️ 1y
Wan.der.love @whatshesreadingnow thank you!! 😄 1y
Wan.der.love @Reviewsbylola @KathyWheeler ❤️❤️ made me search for more works by Seton 1y
Texreader I got the Red Tent for Christmas! Looking forward to reading it. 1y
toofondofbooks You should check out sharon kay penman. She is the best when it comes to the Plantagenets. But I love Seton too 1y
Bookish_B It's been ages since I read it but I remember I loved this book! 1y
TrishB Love this book 💕 1y
batsy Oh, thank you! I will look up more of his work 😍 1y
Butterfinger I enjoyed this book. So so much. 1y
Wan.der.love @toofondofbooks I will definitely check out Sharon Kay Penman, thank you so much for the recommendation!! 1y
Wan.der.love @Bookish_B @TrishB @Butterfinger ❤️ it‘s a beautiful read 😄❤️ 1y
jillrhudy This is THE historical fiction I always recommend to library patrons 1y
Wan.der.love @jillrhudy lucky patrons!!! I found this book by chance, wish I had had someone like you for guidance 😄 1y
Jess7 Welcome!!! 1y
KathyWheeler @Wan.der.love My favorite of hers is 1y
Wife Welcome to Litsy!🌹 1y
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So many choices, but in the end gone for one of my favourite all time historical fiction books with #ANameInTheTitle , in fact with this one the name is the title. If you haven‘t read it you just have to read this book! #ReadingWomenMonth

Weaponxgirl Another one I hadn't heard of beforehand! It's either I have this book and should read it with your recommendations or I've never even heard of it! 😉 1y
Andrew65 @Weaponxgirl It‘s quite an old book, written in 1954, but a true classic. Read it last a few years ago and loved it. Definitely make my top 10 or 20 historical fiction books. 1y
Andrew65 @Weaponxgirl I‘m not good for your TBR! 😂 1y
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Weaponxgirl @Andrew65 your not! It was an outta control beast beforehand anyway though. 😊 my library wish list is astounding atm! 😂 1y
EadieB @Andrew65 @Weaponxgirl Katherine is definitely a great read! 1y
Weaponxgirl @EadieB thanks 😀 it's now on the list! 1y
LeahBergen One of my faves! ❤️ 1y
GlassAsDiamonds Anya Seton! Wow, that‘s a blast from the past 😊😊😊😊 Loved My Theodosia. 😊 1y
Tove_Reads It‘s on my to be read soon list! 1y
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads You will love it and provides a direct line in the future to the Tudors. 1y
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Read this more times than I can remember. This copy was published in 1961. Was inspired by @TrishB to dig it out again.

rubyslippersreads Great vintage cover! 2y
Karen47 Great book. Made me go to the Library and check historical facts. Loved it and all of her books. 2y
TrishB Oh I love that cover!! I have decided to try and buy the hardbacks in vintage covers! I got Avalon last week 👍🏻 2y
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#powerandthepassion #marchintooz
Plenty of both in this one 😁
This was my first grown up historical fiction, I loved it ❤️

Cinfhen That cover 😂😂 2y
TrishB @Cinfhen I know! There are some lovely ones - I just don‘t have one! 2y
Lizpixie A lot of historical fiction/romance have the worst covers, don‘t they? 2y
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Cinfhen And it‘s a #babychunky 😀😂 2y
Andrew65 One of my favourite books, great choice. 👍 2y
readingjedi I thought it was a young Carrie Fisher! 2y
Caroline2 Ohhhh stacked!! 👍🏻 2y
margreads Great choice!! 2y
TrishB @Lizpixie they absolutely do - off putting! 2y
TrishB @Cinfhen it‘s an easy read 😉 2y
TrishB @Andrew65 mine too 😁 2y
TrishB @Caroline2 it‘s a wonderful read 😁 2y
RachelO I loved this book! 2y
MinnieDaMoocher Love this book! 2y
LeahBergen I love Anya Seton. She was one of my early reads in historical fiction, too. 2y
TrishB @RachelO @MinnieDaMoocher so glad so much love for this one ❤️ 2y
TrishB @LeahBergen I read a thriller a couple of weeks ago where one of the minor characters was called Anya Seton - I was quite freaked out! But the author put at the back she‘d always wanted to honour her love of Seton and this was the best way she could think of! 2y
Velvetfur That looks like a very good book, although the synopsis on here doesn't say much, so I'll have to see if my library have it... 😊 2y
TrishB @Velvetfur it‘s a very thin synopsis! Hope you find a copy. 2y
Andrew65 @Velvetfur It is a wonderful book. ❤️ 2y
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I'm slowly collecting these editions of Anya Seton's books. One of my fave authors!

JoScho They are so pretty! 2y
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I‘m not a fan of romance novels, but I do enjoy a good love story💋. Katherine is one of the best. It is a fictional account of the love story of Katherine Swynford and John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster. #EmojiNov

Andrew65 Definitely one of the best! 2y
LeahBergen I loved this (as I'm sure you could've guessed 😆). 2y
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#bookslovedasateen #riotgrams
Unfortunately this set isn't mine 😔 on a site I wish I hadn't found - juniperbooks.
Loved these books in my teens.

batsy Ooh, gorgeous covers! 2y
Andrew65 I keep meaning to read more by Anya Seton, only read Katherine but loved ❤️❤️❤️❤️ that one. They are great covers. 2y
TrishB @batsy @Andrew65 it is a beautiful set 💝 my other fav is Green Darkness. 2y
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Andrew65 @TrishB Funnily enough that is the other one I own, so will accelerate it up the TBR. 2y
CoffeeCatsBooks I don't even know anything about this author, but now my little greedy book heart covets them! So pretty! 2y
TrishB @CoffeeCatsBooks don't look on the site then 💓😀 2y
JulAnna Beautiful! 😍 2y
Balibee146 Gorgeous.... Must avoid finding that site ;-) 2y
Melissa_J Those are beautiful editions 😍 2y
TrishB @Balibee146 I've taken one for the team - you don't need to look. Dear god there are some beautiful sets on there! 2y
writerlibrarian I need to hide my 💳 so so lovely editions 2y
Balibee146 @TrishB too kind.... But wait a minute isn't it someone's special day soon... Heh heh heh (that was an evil henchman laugh if you didn't realise)..... 2y
minkyb Wow. Too beautiful. 2y
LeahBergen I loved Anya Seton, too! These are lovely. 2y
Cinfhen So pretty!!! 2y
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#TBRtemptation post 10! This 500-pager has been considered a classic since its 1956 release. This romance tells the true history-changing love affair between Katherine Swynford and John of Gaunt, ancestors of the British royal family. Conflict, cruelty, murder, plague, embattled knights, poverty-stricken serfs, Chaucer, The Black Prince, and Richard II, are all a part of this 14th-Century love story. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎

TrishB Love this ❤ 2y
Andrew65 @TrishB I'm with Trish, I love this book and every historical fiction fan should read it. 2y
TrishB @Andrew65 absolutely 👍 2y
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minkyb @Cinfhen please note that @TrishB needs a private #BigBookMonitor 2y
Cinfhen Hahahaha! I can't keep up with @TrishB @minkyb 😘😘 2y
TrishB @Cinfhen @minkyb I think this was probably one of my very first big books 😀 2y
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Sunday date with this pretty today. I love good historical fiction!

Felso Loved this book! 3y
Felso Oh, and confession; I bought this book because of the cover. 3y
KathyWheeler I read this a very long time ago and loved it. 3y
Nat_Reads @Felso I'm loving it so far! Stayed up Way too late last night and then had very interesting dreams about plague... I also may have bought this for the cover... @KathyWheeler 3y
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Didn't have to look too hard to find a book about royals on my shelves. This was a good one! #readjanuary

Sheltiemama Loved this. 3y
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Two very different books from my teens. Both started life long loves 💜 one with King and the other with historical fiction. Can't believe Katherine was published in the '50's!!

TheNextBook Carrie... fantastic! 3y
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All-time favourite books? This question always gives me anxiety 😉 Here is a mish-mash of childhood faves, books that have stuck with me and books that I recommend (and I've tried to avoid reposting ... as THOSE are favourites, too ... sigh). #augustofpages #bookphotochallenge @TheSpinecrackersBookClub

Reviewsbylola Fingersmith is a great choice!! 3y
Zelma Great choices! We have similar taste - Owen Meany, Fingersmith, Charing Cross. ♥️ 3y
rubyslippersreads So many of my favorites here too--A Traveller in Time, the LMM Journal, 84 Charing Cross Road, Kristin Lavransdatter, The Secret Language, Katherine ... 3y
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acg Yaaas Anya Seton 🙌 3y
GinaAnderson I was reading The Crimson Petal and the White while I was in labor with my younger son and finished it while we were in the hospital. That was almost 14 years ago! 3y
[DELETED] 2232195534 A Fine Balance was wonderful! Years since I read it. Plus 84 Charing Cross Road! 😀 3y
LeahBergen I love that book memory @GinaAnderson ! It's a mighty big book to lug to the hospital when you're in labour. 😂 3y
GinaAnderson @LeahBergen Priorities! Also, that was back in the days when I read one book at a time. I know better now. 3y
Lakesidemusing Quite a few there I've loved. Can't even count the number of times I read The Secret Language!! 3y
LeahBergen Me, too @Lakesidemusing ! I've never been able to part with that crappy little Scholastic Books copy. And my parents were insulted by how badly I wanted to be sent to a boarding school 😉 3y
Lakesidemusing I think my general love of books with an academic setting is all because of The Secret Language! Your poor parents... I secretly wanted to go to a boarding school, too.😂 3y
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A perfect day for reading!

Sydsavvy What a great edition! 3y
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