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The Love Knot Catherine Darby

The Love Knot

Catherine Darby

Published January 1st 1991
ISBN : 9780312049966
240 pages
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 About the Book 

This short historical novel is about Philippa Roet, who married Geoffrey Chaucer and was also the sister of Katherine Swynford. While the novel certainly was interesting and did bring up some issues about the way infidelity is seen differently depending on who the participants are, I was ultimately unsatisfied with the novel. Events in the book did not quite line up with the historical facts that I know. Darby also posits an affair between Philippa and John of Gaunt that preceded his long-term liaison with her sister Katherine, which I did not find convincing.