Catherine website since
all seven Catherine de Montsalvy
Novels are to be re-issued in England !
First published: in
France by Editions de Trévise 1964
First published: in Great Britain 1965 by
William Heineman Ltd.
Telos Publishing 2015
unabridged this time !!
re-issued Catherine series is dedicated to Linda
Compagnoni Walther as was the wish of the late
translated into more than twenty languages
for Catherine and international book covers
(30 countries !) - see my
quotes- see extra pages
Catherine, Il suffit d'un amour - Director Bernard Borderie
Music by Michel Magne
Television-Serie in 1986
suffit d'un amour - Co-Production Antenne 2 - SFP
Director Marion Sarraut
Adaption by Juliette Benzoni & Jean Chatenet
Music by Robert Viger
Synopsis : Catherine
Catherine Legoix, daughter of a Parisian
goldsmith in the time
of the hundred Years War,is the victim of a
for Arnaud de Montsalvy, prominent member of the
aristoracy, although she herself a favourite of the the
Duke of Burgundy, Philippe le Bon. He has arranged her marriage
wealthy Treasurer, Garin de Brazey, and every
force in the
troubled times in which they live: hatred, war,
drives Catherine and Philippe together, keeps
her and Arnaud
But Catherine defies the gulf which seperates
Burgundian and, driven by the blind love, she
travels the roads
of France and Burgundy: from Dijon to Bruges,
then to the
beleaqured city of Orléans, where Arnaud de
among the defending corps. There her path
crosses that of
the Maid herself, Joan of Arc; and later she
enemy from her childhood, the so-called "Butcher
Bishop Pierre Cauchon
alias Bishop of Beavais.
' There is more sense in the flight of a blind
bird than in a woman's hear.' Catherine's friend
and adviser, the Moorish physician Abou-al-Khayr,
once said to her. Through fire and water,
hardship and every brutality of a country
ravaged by war, Catherine pursues her destined
Memorable Quotes of Catherine
"A woman like you
is made for love. I've been trying to din that into you
now. So Arnaud is getting married, is he? So much for
that! You can take him as a
lover the moment this imbecile war is over...and be as
happy as you like...
Ermengarde de Châteauvillain to Catherine Chapter Three
"This was not the kind of souvenir I had
expected to take away with me my sweet...It looks as it will be the biggest bump on the
head I ever had...the only one I shall
cherish, at all event"
Philippe of Burgundy to Catherine chapter
"I shall always be glad I rescued you.
But there is nothing you can do for me, Catherine.
I am going to stay here in the Abbey. I have already
asked the Abbot to receive me as
a monk and he has agreed. He is a man after my own heart.
I shall be proud to obey him."
Landry Pigasse to Catherine Chapter Nine
"You were wonderful...but forbidden,
inaccessible to me...for ever! And I loved you,
I loved you like a madman I all became...
Garin de Brazey to Catherine Chapter Nine
"The most beautiful Lady of the West! That is
the name which he, whom they call the
Great Duke of the West, has been pleased to
bestow on me. Three years...Truly, Jean
there is no woman more lonely than I...
Catherine to Jean Van Eyck Chapter Ten
..."so Messire de Montsalvy felt he ought
to say farewell, did he? What an honour! What
an extraordinary mark of esteem from a man of
such tender pride!"...
Catherine to Arnaud de Montsalvy Chapter
..."Arnaud, yours is the only respect I care
about. Have you really made up your mind
to hate me all your life?"
Catherine to Arnaud de Montsalvy Chapter Fifteen
"I haven't got the right to love you, Catherine,
because the souls of my ancestors
would rise up and condem me, but I do have the
right to make sure you are save
Arnaud de Montsalvy to Catherine Chapter
" A Montsalvy, eh? Michel's brother, I suppose!
And you really thought I'd believe
your little story? Do you take me for a
simpleton, or do you think I've lost my memory? Release her? Your accomplice?...Do you
think I would, knowing how devoted
she and her family have always been to the
Bishop of Beauvais (Pierre Cauchon) to
Arnaud Chapter Nineteen
...You don't know what you have just done for me,
Bishop. Otherwise I think you
would have thought better of it. Catherine, my
love...my one and only love...can you ever forgive me?
Arnaud de Montsalvy to Bishop Beauvais and
Catherine Chapter Nineteen
...I have nothing to forgive you...because now,
at last, I can tell you that I love you...
Catherine to Arnaud de Montsalvy Chapter
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