Lion Heart

by Justin Cartwright

Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

Lion Heart Synopsis

Richard remembers his recently-deceased father, Alaric, as a delusional hippy, who saw himself as an intellectual and historian. Following in his father's footsteps, Richard travels to Jerusalem where he falls deeply in love with Noor, a beautiful but mysterious Canadian-Arab journalist. When Noor is kidnapped on assignment in Cairo and the facts of her capture emerge, Richard stumbles upon an important document, one that could rewrite not just the history of the Crusades, but his father's and his own as well.

Lion Heart Press Reviews

Glorious . Cartwright has the ability to elicit laughter and pity at once, while at the same time evoking a scene or atmosphere with effortless precision  - Guardian


Part love story, part grail quest, part historical detective novel . Cartwright carries the reader through all this with the energy of his writing; people and places become so real that even the most fantastic twists in the plot become believable  - Financial Times

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ISBN: 9781408840146
Publication date: 03/07/2014
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781408840146
Publication date: 3rd July 2014
Author: Justin Cartwright
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 352 pages
Genres: Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Justin Cartwright

Justin Cartwright was born in South Africa and educated in America and at Oxford University. His novel LEADING THE CHEERS  won the Whitbread Book Award for 1998. Justin Cartwright lives in north London with his wife and two sons.Photograph © Mark Gerson 

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