The Black Rose

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Doubleday, Doran & Company, Incorporated, 1945 - Fiction - 403 pages
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Walter of Gurnie, bastard son of an English peer, is forced to flee from Oxford for his part in the university riots of 1273. Inspired by Friar Bacon, he determines to travel to China. With his friend Tristam, he fights his way to the heart of the fabulous Mongol Empire, and returns famous, to find that he must choose between the first love he thought lost and the exotic flower that he found in the East.

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User Review  - KiplingKat - Goodreads

Oh brilliant! I have a great fondness for pure romantic adventure such as Dumas and Sabatini wrote. I am shocked I did not hear of this book until now as this is pure adventure. In the late 13th ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jon - Goodreads

Thomas Costain takes the reader on a 13th century journey from England to China. The book's main character, Walter inherits a large sum of money in London and sets off to China inspired by Francis ... Read full review

Contents

Book One CHAPTER I OXFORD
1
GURNIE
34
BULAIRE
54
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