Looking for a book - Henry of Navarre
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I read a book a long time ago. A fictional historical romance. I can''t remember the author's name but remember the title which I think was "Henry of Navarre". Any book I've looked for on the internet and on this forum so far that has that name in it is not the one I'm looking for. I remember the plot and story line very vividly
Principle characters in the book were :
Jehanne, Marny (Robert of Marny), (both these characters are I believe fictional and the story revolves around them.
Gabrielle de Estrees, Henry of Navarre, Guise de Luc.
The book opens on a scene where Jehanne is about to be burn't at the stake for witchcraft.
If anyone has any leads please help !
I don't think this is the book that you are thinking of but two other authors that knocked me out when writing about this fascinating period of history are La Reine Margot by Alexandre Dumas, also made into a French movie, and Young Henry of Navarre by Heinrich Mann, brother of Thomas Mann. This is of no use to finding the book which you were asking about, which I am sure is a valuable work but which I am not familiar with, but rather suggestions for alternate reading material.
It sounds like one I would read myself. I hope you identify it:-)
I may have found it but I won't know for sure for at least a week or two. I couldn't remember the authors name and so had difficulty finding the book. But then I thought what if the title was wrong. So I looked up all books with reference to Henry of Navarre and found one where the brief description spoke of a fictional novel. Its called The Love Of Navarre by Margaret Peterson. The latest publication was in 1922.
On a whim I sent a message to the publisher requesting information on three character references and the opening scene in the book. All three matched and I ordered the book. Its being shipped from England.
Of course I still don't know if its the book I am looking for but I feel fairly confident it is since it would have to be a really bizarre coincidence for 2 of the 3 fictional characters and the opening scene to be identical in two or more books. :).
I hope you found the book you were looking for! If not, you might search under the Name Henry IV or Henry de Bourbon.
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