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When Christ and His Saints Slept

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Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

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Language:English | Number of Pages: 928 | Format: Paperback

Isbn-10: 014016636X | Isbn-13: 9780140166361 | Publish date:  | Edition New Ed

Also available as: Hardcover , School & Library Binding , Library Binding , Others

Category: Fiction & Literature , History

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Book Description
"A COMPELLING, WELL-WRITTEN EPIC. . .Penman is an accomplished novelist and certainly has staked a claim to medieval England as her literary fiefdom."
--The Philadelphia Inquirer
A.D. 1135. As church bells tolled for the death of England's King Henry I, his barons faced the unwelcome prospect of being ruled by a woman: Henry's beautiful daughter Maude, Countess of Anjou. But before Maude could claim her throne, her cousin Stephen seized it. In their long and bitter struggle, all of England bled and burned.
Sharon Kay Penman's magnificent fifth novel summons to life a spectacular medieval tragedy whose unfolding breaks the heart even as it prepares the way for splendors to come--the glorious age of Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Plantagenets that would soon illumine the world.
"[A] marvelous medieval pageant of a novel. . .Another jewel in [Penman's] already glittering crown."
--The Orlando Sentinel
"Penman once again tells a tale of kings and queens, singular destinies, and double-crosses. . . .[She] inventively animates a large cast [and] continues to base her narrative on the firm ground of fact."
--Kirkus Reviews
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    Avvincente romanzo storico ambientato nell'Inghilterra del 12° secolo che racconta la storia di Matilda, unica e legittima erede di Henry I. Molto accurata la ricerca storica, molto trascinante la ...continue

    Avvincente romanzo storico ambientato nell'Inghilterra del 12° secolo che racconta la storia di Matilda, unica e legittima erede di Henry I. Molto accurata la ricerca storica, molto trascinante la lettura, con una sforbiciata alla parte riguardante Ranulf (unico personaggio "immaginario") sarebbe stato perfetto.

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