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The Resource The last English king, Julian Rathbone

The last English king, Julian Rathbone

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The last English king
Title
The last English king
Statement of responsibility
Julian Rathbone
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
On the Sussex Downs in 1066, the psychotic William and his gang of European mercenaries began the process which fragmented a civilisation. Walt, the last of King Harold's bodyguard, the one who survived Hastings, wanders across Asia Minor in the company of Quint, an intellectual renegade monk. On the way he unfolds the events that led up to the battle which affected the destinies of every English man and woman. With rare skill, Rathbone vividly recreates a civilisation that stubbornly remains alive in the collective memory to this day, and so identifies the roots of the still-held belief that every English person is born free and should stay free. Tender romance, savage war, courtly intrigue and some wry humour combine to make THE LAST ENGLISH KING an exhilarating roller-coaster ride into our past
Biographical or historical data
Julian Rathbone was the author of many highly-acclaimed novels. Two of which (KING FISHER LIVES and JOSEPH) were shortlisted for the Booker Prize. He died in February 2008.
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Rathbone, Julian
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no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • Harold, King of England.
  • Harold.
  • General
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Target audience
general
Label
The last English king, Julian Rathbone
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Publication
Control code
9780349109435
Dimensions
20x13x3 cm.
Extent
400 p.
Isbn
9780349109435
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The last English king, Julian Rathbone
Publication
Control code
9780349109435
Dimensions
20x13x3 cm.
Extent
400 p.
Isbn
9780349109435
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print