The black rose

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Doubleday, 1945 - Middle Ages - 403 pages
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Walter of Gurnie, illegitimate 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 he lost and the exotic flower that he found in the East.

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I was really enjoying this one from the very beginning, and it was filled with great literary promise: in the dark Middle Ages, two young men from England on a journey to China by way of the Mid-East ... Read full review

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In the middle of reading this I found "Library Thing" while looking up "Anthemus of Antioch" (a character). I had read other books by Costain and am really enjoying this one. So far I give it lots of stars. Read full review

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Book One CHAPTER I OXFORD
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GURNIE
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BULAIRE
54
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