The Courier's Tale

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Bloomsbury, Aug 1, 2011 - Fiction - 352 pages
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As the King's young cousin, an admired scholar living in Italy, it falls to Reginald Pole to make the case for Henry's divorce from Katherine of Aragon. And it falls to the hapless Michael Throckmorton - the younger son of an impecunious titled family - to become Thomas Cromwell's messenger to Pole in Rome.

This dubious privilege makes of Throckmorton's life a tragicomedy of endless journeys back and forth between England and Italy, but it also makes him a canny observer of the great dramas of his time. And like his King, he too nurses a thwarted desire.

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If you have an interest in 1500's European history, then you'll find this book extremely interesting. Well written, well researched, and a good read. I don't know why this is rated so poorly, it's ... Read full review

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User Review  - Goodreads

If you have an interest in 1500's European history, then you'll find this book extremely interesting. Well written, well researched, and a good read. I don't know why this is rated so poorly, it's ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Peter Walker is a New Zealander who has lived in London since 1986. He worked for seven years on the Independent and three on the Independent on Sunday where he was Foreign Editor. He has also written for the Financial Times and Granta.

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