Set in the 7th century, this novel recounts the story of Bega, an Irish princess. An epic encompassing religious, territorial and ideological conflicts, it depicts life during the little-known Dark Ages.
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Melvyn Bragg is a writer and broadcaster. His novels include The Hired Man, for which he won the Time/Life Silver Pen Award, Without a City Wall, winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, The Soldier's Return, winner of the WHSmith Literary Award, A Son of War and Crossing the Lines, both of which were longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, A Place in England, which was longlisted for the Lost Man Booker Prize, and most recently Grace and Mary. He has also written several works of non-fiction, including The Book of Books about the King James Bible. He lives in London and Cumbria.Review:
Wonderfully evocative, passionate and erudite ... No summary could do justice to a book of this erudition, romance and scope * Glasgow Herald * A beguiling entry into a society strange, neglected, important, tragic in many of its triumphs * Spectator * I loved it ... Bragg's stately, seething, passionate epic is several cuts above modern attempts at historical fiction * Literary Review * A gripping, deeply accomplished work * Evening Standard * An absorbing epic ... as splendid a ripping yarn as any of the best classics * Daily Telegraph * A gripping saga of great passion ... sustained, impassioned and uplifting * The Times *
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Book Description Hodder Headline Audiobooks, 1995. Book Condition: Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP80382713
Book Description Hodder Headline Audiobooks. Audiobook CASSETTE. Book Condition: Fair. 1859986544 Ex Library/ wear to case. Bookseller Inventory # ORANGE0031191