win prizes make the most of Lovereading join us on facebook
Search our site
Fools and Mortals by Bernard Cornwell Read the opening extract of the brand new Bernard Cornwell book before its publication on 19/10/2017

The Leopards of Normandy: Devil by David Churchill
  

The Leopards of Normandy: Devil

Historical Fiction   Action Adventure / Spy   eBook Favourites   eBook Favourites   

RRP £0.00

Notify me
when in stock

As soon as this book is back in stock we will send you an email.

Sarah Broadhurst's view...

The first in a trilogy of William the Conqueror. With four pages of Personnae and over 500 pages of story you really do get a huge slice of history which, although fiction, is undoubtedly very much based on fact. We begin with all the rivalry, usurping and bloody battles that occurred in Britain after the death of Canute, so this is pre-Norman Conquest. It is fascinating, not an easy read but certainly an enthralling one.

If you like David Churchill you might also like to read books by Giles Kristian, Conn Iggulden and Bernard Cornwell.

Who is Sarah Broadhurst

Synopsis

The Leopards of Normandy: Devil by David Churchill

David Churchill writes with the immediacy of Conn Iggulden, the epic ambition of Bernard Cornwell and the plotting of CJ Sansom. The Leopards of Normandy trilogy tells the story of William the Conqueror in all its wild, intoxicating, unfailingly dramatic glory. The fate of England hangs in the balance of a fight between brothers The noble families of Europe are tearing themselves apart in their lust for power and wealth. Emma, Queen of England, is in agony over the succession to her husband Canute's throne ...while the sons of her brother, the Duke of Normandy, battle in the wake of his death. Robert, the younger son, has been cheated of Normandy's mightiest castle and sets out to take it by force. He emerges from a bloody siege victorious and in love with a beautiful - and pregnant - peasant girl. Robert's child will be mocked as William the bastard. But we have another name for him ...Conqueror. The first instalment in the Leopards of Normandy trilogy paints a world seething with rivalry and intrigue, where assassins are never short of work.

About the Author

David Churchill is the pseudonym of an award-winning journalist, who has conducted several hundred in-depth interviews with senior politicians, billionaire entrepreneurs, Olympic athletes, movie stars, supermodels and rock legends. He has investigated financial scandals on Wall Street, studio intrigues in Hollywood and corrupt sports stars in Britain, and lived in Moscow, Washington DC and Havana. He has edited four magazines, published seventeen books and been translated into some twenty languages. The Leopards of Normandy trilogy reflects his lifelong passion for history and his fascination for the extraordinary men and women of the past who shaped the world we live in today.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading similar books...
Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

30th November 1999

Author

David Churchill

More books by David Churchill
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Publisher

Format

Hardback

Categories

Historical Fiction
Action Adventure / Spy
eBook Favourites
eBook Favourites


ISBN

9781472219176

You'll always find what you never knew you were looking for and you're always spoilt for choice.

Helen Jones

Lovereading is like booking a holiday, you don't know what it will be like and it is a whole new experience.

Sue Burton

Hooked on books? Give Lovereading a go - for the chance to discover brilliant books, and to see why our members love it so.

Claire Hill

I love the newsletter with reviews of all the new books coming out. Can't wait to open it when it arrives in my inbox.

Rachel Aygin

If you LOVE reading then you will love LOVEREADING! It's a 'novel' idea. Seriously though I could not recommend them enough.

Rebecca Whymark

The best new books on the market, reviewed honestly, to give your readers the best choices.

Julie Cook

Why I love @lovereadinguk? It's in the name - as dedicated lovers of reading, they are perfect matchmakers for helping me find my next read!

Catherine Jenkins

I love reading books I wouldn't normally choose before everyone else gets to read them!

Dawn Lynch

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools