London: The Novel
“A journey DE strength . . . LONDON TRACKS THE heritage OF THE ENGLISH CAPITAL FROM the times OF THE CELTS till the current TIME. . . . BREATHTAKING.”
—The Orlando Sentinel
Now in a good-looking new alternate paperback variation, this is Edward Rutherfurd’s vintage novel of London, an excellent festival spanning thousand years. He brings this bright city’s lengthy and noble historical past alive during the ever-shifting fortunes, fates, and intrigues of half-a-dozen households, from the age of Julius Caesar to the 20th century. new release after new release, those households embrace the eagerness, fight, wealth, and verve of the best urban within the world.
“REMARKABLE . . . The invasion by means of Julius Caesar’s legions in fifty four B.C. . . . the increase of chivalry and the Crusades . . . The development of the Globe theatre . . . and the arriving of the economic Revolution. . . . What a pleasant method to get the texture of London and of English heritage. . . . We witness first-hand the lust of Henry VIII. We overhear Geoffrey Chaucer identifying to put in writing The Canterbury stories. . . . each one episode is a punchy story made from bite-size chunks finishing in tiny cliffhangers.”
—The big apple occasions
‘Few literary novels let us know as a lot concerning the historical past of recent people, or have such charity’ day-by-day Telegraph London has probably the main striking historical past of any urban on the earth. Now its tale has a distinct voice. during this epic novel Edward Rutherfurd takes the reader on a powerful trip throughout 16 centuries from the times of the Romans to the Victorian engineers of Tower Bridge and the period of Dockland improvement this day. in the course of the lives and adventures of his vibrant forged of.
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