Edward Rutherfurd

//Edward Rutherfurd
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  • From the days of the Romans to the Victorian engineers who created the Tower Bridge, through compelling lives and adventures:  Julius, the small time Roman coin forger, risking his life to find buried treasure;   Dame Barnikel who runs the tavern where Chaucer carouses; Edmund Meredith and the actors of the Globe Theatre and little Lucy, who lives by the Thames in Dickens' day. A history of London, 'told' by those who were there.
  • British civilisation unfolds from one place - Salisbury - from beyond recorded time to today. The ancient landscape shapes the destinies of five families. The Wilsons and the Shockleys, locked in revenge for 400 years; the Masons, who pour their love into the creation of Stonehenge and Salisbury  Cathedral; the Porters, descended from an young, exiled Roman soldier; and the Godefrois, who will fall to the very bottom of the social ladder before their fortunes revive.
  • England's New Forest is a place of mystery, myth and legend. Witchcraft, smuggling, poaching and treachery run through the bloodlines of Rutherfurd's characters - well-born ladies, lowly woodsmen, sailors and monks, merchant families and proud nobles. There are great deeds and small, cruel laws, the dangers of the Armada and the elegance of the Georgian period.  All these events and people - and more - affect the ancient life of the Forest.

  • England's New Forest is a place of mystery, myth and legend. Witchcraft, smuggling, poaching and treachery run through the bloodlines of Rutherfurd's characters - well-born ladies, lowly woodsmen, sailors and monks, merchant families and proud nobles. There are great deeds and small, cruel laws, the dangers of the Armada and the elegance of the Georgian period.  All these events and people - and more - affect the ancient life of the Forest.
  • The New Forest has always been  a mysterious almost mythical place.  Witchcraft, smuggling, poaching and treachery run through the bloodlines of the characters of this epic novel.  Well-born ladies, lowly woodsmen, sailors, monks and merchants; Great deeds and small, nobility and peasantry are all ont he stage of this well-researched story.