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C. W. Gortner

Teoksen The Last Queen: A Novel tekijä

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Tietoja tekijästä

C. W. Gortner was born and raised in Spain. He moved to the United States when he was a teen-ager. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in San Francisco and a Masters of Fine Arts in Writing from the New College of California. He soon näytä lisää found his passion for writing and became an author of historical fiction. His titles include: The Last Queen, The Confessions of Catherine De Medici, The Queen's Vow: A Novel of Isabella of Castile, Mademoiselle Chanel, and Marlene. He was named one of the top ten historical novelists by The Washington Independent Review of Books. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

The Last Queen: A Novel (2008) 771 kappaletta
The Tudor Secret (2011) 486 kappaletta
The Queen's Vow (2012) 431 kappaletta
Mademoiselle Chanel (2015) 350 kappaletta
The Romanov Empress (2018) 313 kappaletta
Marlene: A Novel (2016) 137 kappaletta
The Tudor Conspiracy: A Novel (2013) 136 kappaletta
The Tudor Vendetta (2014) 82 kappaletta
The First Actress (2020) 78 kappaletta
The American Adventuress (2022) 58 kappaletta
The Steal (2021) 14 kappaletta
The Bait (2022) 3 kappaletta

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Virallinen nimi
Gortner, Christopher Willis
San Francisco, California, USA
New College of California (MFA/Writimg, MA/Renaissance Studies)
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
Shortlisted for the Heathrow Travel Award: Travel Read, Fiction 2009
Jennifer Weltz (Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency, Inc.)
Lyhyt elämäkerta
C.W. GORTNER’s novel THE LAST QUEEN is a Marin Independent Journal bestseller and is currently being translated into eight languages. He holds a MFA in Writing with an emphasis on Renaissance Studies from the New College of California and has taught university seminars on the 16th century. In addition, he travels extensively to research his books. A regular contributor to the Historical Novels Review and Solander, publications of the Historical Novel Society, C.W. is also a dedicated advocate for animal rights and environmental issues. Born in Washington D.C. and raised in Málaga, Spain, he is half-Spanish by birth and lives in Northern California. Visit him at: www.cwgortner.com



In the past, I read so many historical fiction books that I got tired of them. Since I am getting older, I have been working my way through the last books on my bookshelf before getting some from the library or buying any new ones.

The story is straightforward and held my interest, there were no surprises and I was already familiar with the historical characters. It would be a good and not painful introduction to the times.
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Carolee888 | 53 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 23, 2024 |
I really enjoyed reading this book! I'm so curious about the Romanov family, and this book was interesting! The author does an exemplary job with historical facts, combining it with fictional aspects.
A definite must read for historical fiction lovers!
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Sassyjd32 | 49 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 22, 2023 |
“Don’t be so trusting of family members who only care about you for their own gain like Juana’s father did. Do not let the past control your future as Isabel of Castile did. Don’t stay in a situation where you are being mistreated like Juana and Catherine did. Stand up for what you believe in and always remember that sometimes friends are much better than family members in the sense they will stand by you when your family leaves you. Juana had her friends beside her and they gave her comfort and joy despite the way her husband treated her. Be independent and stand strong. Even against your family who don’t want the best for you like Fernando II of Aragon treated Juana and her children. Remember Faith love and valor gives you strengthen and love willcafrfy you through the end.”… (lisätietoja)
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Kaianna.Isaure | 61 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 7, 2023 |
I really enjoyed listening to this historical novel. The narration was excellent and C W Gortner’s story was as always brilliantly told.
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LisaBergin | 49 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 12, 2023 |



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