The Serpent and the Moon. (Signed).

1st edition. "The mistress, Diane de Poitiers, and the queen, Catherine de Medici, fought a fierce but stealthy battle for the heart of the king, Henri II of France. This fascinating tale is retold, in unprecedented detail, by a princess who is directly descended from both women. I was shocked and informed by this gripping bookW. (Paul Johnson). Pp.xviii/412, 16 pages of colour illustrations + many black & white illustrations, map + family trees of principle characters, signed "Marie Christine" to title page. Grey boards, dustwrapper. VG/VG.

Title: The Serpent and the Moon. (Signed).

Author Name: PRINCESS MICHAEL OF KENT. [born Baroness Marie Christine von Reibnitz].

Categories: EUROPEAN,

Publisher: New York: Touchstone, 2004. 0743251040:

ISBN Number: 0743251040

ISBN Number 13: 9780743251044

Seller ID: 46760

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