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Christopher Bland - Author

About the Author

Christopher Bland is a former Chairman of the BBC, BT and the Royal Shakespeare Company. He is Anglo-Irish and married with a son and four stepchildren. This is his first novel.

Featured books by Christopher Bland

Ashes in the Wind

Ashes in the Wind

Author: Christopher Bland Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/03/2015

Two boys are growing up in County Kerry, Irish Tomas Sullivan and Anglo-Irish James Burke, close friends from different tribes. This is Ireland in 1919, and their friendship will be torn apart in the War of Independence and in the Civil War that follows. The entwined fates of the Burkes and Sullivans are played out over three generations, in Kerry, Spain, Northumberland, Mount Athos and finally back in Kerry, where the two families meet again. Subtle, gripping, beautifully written, ASHES IN THE WIND is rooted in the history of Christopher Bland's own Anglo-Irish family and brings to vivid life the people and places of 20th-century Ireland in a story of love, violence and redemption.

Ashes in the Wind

Ashes in the Wind

Author: Christopher Bland Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/09/2014

Two boys are growing up in County Kerry, Irish Tomas Sullivan and Anglo-Irish James Burke, close friends from different tribes. This is Ireland in 1919, and their friendship will be torn apart in the War of Independence and in the Civil War that follows. The entwined fates of the Burkes and the Sullivans are played out over three generations, in Kerry, Spain, Northumberland, Mount Athos and finally back in Kerry, where the two families meet again. Subtle, gripping, beautifully written, Ashes In The Wind is rooted in the history of Christopher Bland's own Anglo-Irish family, and brings to vivid life the people and places of 20th Century Ireland in a story of love, violence and redemption.

Other books by Christopher Bland

Cathar

Cathar

Author: Christopher Bland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/03/2017

How a world was lost. In this compelling historical novel, set in the Languedoc at the end of the 13th century, Francois de Beaufort, a knight and a Cathar, loves three women - Blanche, Sybille and Beatrice. He is Cathar by birth, and ultimately by conviction, despite the unrelenting efforts of the Inquisition to stamp out this heresy through war, torture and the stake. After surviving two sieges Francois is sentenced to a pilgrimage of penance to Compostela, and ends up in the Cathar village of Montaillou. And then the Inquisition strikes again.

Cathar

Cathar

Author: Christopher Bland Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/09/2016

Set in a world made familiar to readers through Kate Mosse's great bestseller, Labyrinth, this beautiful historical novel is a saga of heroism and heartbreak, as a young Cathar believer loses his aristocratic inheritance and becomes a fugitive from the Inquisition. During the 12th and 13th centuries, the Cathars in southwest France posed such a threat to Roman Catholicism, that the Inquisition was tasked to destroy every single one of them. Francois de Beaufort will lose the castle which is his inheritance, be horribly maimed in battle, see the woman he loves imprisoned and tortured for her faith. But he vows to fight back, to survive - and to rescue her.

Cathar

Cathar

Author: Christopher Bland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/08/2016

Set in a world made familiar to readers through Kate Mosse's great bestseller, Labyrinth, this beautiful historical novel is a saga of heroism and heartbreak, as a young Cathar believer loses his aristocratic inheritance and becomes a fugitive from the Inquisition. During the 12th and 13th centuries, the Cathars in southwest France posed such a threat to Roman Catholicism, that the Inquisition was tasked to destroy every single one of them. Francois de Beaufort will lose the castle which is his inheritance, be horribly maimed in battle, see the woman he loves imprisoned and tortured for her faith. But he vows to fight back, to survive - and to rescue her.

Cathar

Cathar

Author: Christopher Bland Format: eBook Release Date: 11/08/2016

Set in a world made familiar to readers through Kate Mosse's great bestseller, Labyrinth, this beautiful historical novel is a saga of heroism and heartbreak, as a young Cathar believer loses his aristocratic inheritance and becomes a fugitive from the Inquisition. During the 12th and 13th centuries, the Cathars in southwest France posed such a threat to Roman Catholicism, that the Inquisition was tasked to destroy every single one of them. Francois de Beaufort will lose the castle which is his inheritance, be horribly maimed in battle, see the woman he loves imprisoned and tortured for her faith. But he vows to fight back, to survive - and to rescue her.

Ashes in the Wind

Ashes in the Wind

Author: Christopher Bland Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/03/2015

Two boys are growing up in County Kerry, Irish Tomas Sullivan and Anglo-Irish James Burke, close friends from different tribes. This is Ireland in 1919, and their friendship will be torn apart in the War of Independence and in the Civil War that follows. The entwined fates of the Burkes and Sullivans are played out over three generations, in Kerry, Spain, Northumberland, Mount Athos and finally back in Kerry, where the two families meet again. Subtle, gripping, beautifully written, ASHES IN THE WIND is rooted in the history of Christopher Bland's own Anglo-Irish family and brings to vivid life the people and places of 20th-century Ireland in a story of love, violence and redemption.

Ashes in the Wind

Ashes in the Wind

Author: Christopher Bland Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/09/2014

Two boys are growing up in County Kerry, Irish Tomas Sullivan and Anglo-Irish James Burke, close friends from different tribes. This is Ireland in 1919, and their friendship will be torn apart in the War of Independence and in the Civil War that follows. The entwined fates of the Burkes and the Sullivans are played out over three generations, in Kerry, Spain, Northumberland, Mount Athos and finally back in Kerry, where the two families meet again. Subtle, gripping, beautifully written, Ashes In The Wind is rooted in the history of Christopher Bland's own Anglo-Irish family, and brings to vivid life the people and places of 20th Century Ireland in a story of love, violence and redemption.

Ashes In The Wind

Ashes In The Wind

Author: Christopher Bland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/09/2014

Two boys are growing up in County Kerry, Irish Tomas Sullivan and Anglo-Irish John Burke, close friends from different tribes. This is Ireland in 1919, and their friendship will be torn apart in the War of Independence and in the Civil War that follows. The entwined fates of the Burkes and the Sullivans are played out over three generations, in Kerry, Spain, Northumberland, Mount Athos and finally back in Kerry, where the two families meet again. Subtle, gripping, beautifully written, Ashes In The Wind is rooted in the history of Christopher Bland's own Anglo-Irish family, and brings to vivid life the people and places of 20th-century Ireland in a story of love, violence and redemption.

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