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The Waste Land

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Runner-up for the People's Book Prize for Fiction 2012.

Set during the extraordinary historical events of the First Crusade this is an original and compelling debut full of mystery, betrayal, secrecy, romance, humour and suspense. Like Dan Brown’s adventures this one is also on the hunt for the Holy Grail and is also a cracking good story but unlike the Dan Brown this one provides an element of literary learning too. Clashes of good and evil as well as clashes of religion is commonplace as a group of desperate Oxford Dons retell the story of Hugh de Verdon, monk turned knight who sets out to uncover the truth behind the Holy Grail. September 2010 Debut of the Month.


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The Waste Land was runner-up for the People's Book Prize for Fiction 2012. Simon Acland's non-fiction book, Angels, Dragons and Vultures was also runner-up for the People's Book Prize for Non-Fiction.


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