The Frieda book was very good - I enjoyed it.
I have the Rival Queens already ordered from Amazon - but sadly, in the states, it will not be published until July.
: I'm reading an advance copy of this dual
: biography of Catherine de Medici and her
: daughter Margot (or, vice versa . . .). I
: know very little about French history during
: this period which was quite, um, eventful.
: The author has written three previous books:
: Four Queens, The Lady Queen, and The Maid
: and the Queen about earlier French women.
: This new title is being published in June.
: Leonie Frieda has written a biography of
: Catherine but I have not yet read it.