Sarum: The Novel of England

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Ivy Books, 1987 - Fiction - 1035 pages
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Rutherfurd creates a masterpiece of breathtaking scope--a brilliantly conceived and written epic novel that traces the entire turbulent course of English history. From primitive beginnings to the present, this is a magnificent story that until now has never been told. "Bursts with action . . . Supremely well crafted".--Chicago Tribune.

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His first, and his best

User Review  - Kath - Borders

I have enjoyed all of Mr. Rutherfurds books, but Sarum [possibly because it was the first] has always been my favorite. Definitely a reread. The English James Mitchner. Have always enjoyed novels based on fact. Read full review

Sarum: the novel of England

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A first novel, Rutherfurd's sweeping saga of the area surrounding Stonehenge and Salisbury, England, covers 10,000 years and includes many generations of five families. Each family has one or more ... Read full review


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Edward Rutherford is a pseudonym for Francis Edward Wintle. A writer of historical novels, he has also found success with multigenerational epics. His first book Sarum: The Novel of England was published in 1987. It was followed in 1991 with Russka: The Novel of Russia. He has also published two novels which cover the story of Ireland from the time just before Saint Patrick to the twentieth century: Dublin: Foundation (The Princes of Ireland) and Ireland: Awakening (The Rebels of Ireland). His books have been translated into twenty languages. Wintle was born in 1948, in Wiltshire, England. He attended Cambridge University and graduated with honors in English. His title, Paris, made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2013.

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