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|Format:||Paperback, 1376 pages|
|Other Information: ||3 maps|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 04 June 1992|
In a novel of extraordinary richness the whole sweep of British civilisation unfolds through the story of one place, Salisbury, from beyond recorded time to the present day. The landscape - as old as time itself - shapes the destinies of the five families. The Wilsons and the Shockleys, locked in a cycle of revenge and rivalry for more than 400 years. The Masons, who pour their inspired love of stone into the creation of Stonehenge and Salisbury Cathedral. The Porters, descended from a young Roman soldier in exile. And the aristocratic Norman Godefrois, who will fall to the very bottom of the social ladder before their fortunes revive.
About the Author
Edward Rutherfurd was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, and educated at Cambridge University and Stanford University in California. His first book, Sarum was based on the history of Salisbury. London, Russka and The Forest, all draw on finely researched details of social history. Edward Rutherford previously lived in London and New York City but has had a home in Dublin for more than twelve years. He has two children. Edward Rutherfurd is available for interview.
The towering story of five families through 100 centuries of turmoil, tyranny, passion and prosperity.
"A heck of a story...a grand read" Daily Mail "A cavalcade of our island story...a heady and sometimes sexy brew." Daily Express
|Publisher: ||Arrow Books Ltd|
|Dimensions: ||17.0 x 11.0 x 4.0 centimeters (0.63 kg)|