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* Bennett, Vanora. The Queen's Lover. Morrow. Mar. 2010. c.592p. ISBN 978-0-06-168986-4. $25.99. F
Bennett (Figures in Silk) returns to medieval Europe with the story of French princess Catherine de Valois (1401-37). As the neglected youngest daughter of mad King Charles VI and the dissolute Quean Isabeau, Catherine endures a childhood filled with fear and upheaval. Her only stable influence comes from her tutor, the renowned poet and writer Christine de Pizan. It is through Christine that Catherine first meets Owain Tudor, a young man descended from the once powerful royal family of Wales. Raised in England after his family's capture and …