One of our Debuts of the Year 2011.
April 2011 Debut of the Month.
A gripping historical thriller full of compelling detail and narrative twists in the vein of C. J. Sansom that received blanket rave reviews in hardcover. Definitely one not to miss now that it's available in paperback and ebook.
London, 1563. England is a troubled nation. Catholic plots against the young Queen Elizabeth spring up all over the country. The herald William Harley - known to everyone as Clarenceux - receives a book from his friend and fellow Catholic, Henry Machyn. But Machyn is in fear of his life...What secret can the book hold? And then Clarenceux is visited by the State in the form of Francis Walsingham and his ruthless enforcers, who will stop at nothing to gain possession of it. If Clarenceux and his family are to survive the terror of the state, he must solve the clues contained in the book to unlock its dangerous secrets before it's too late. And when he does, he realises that it's not only his life and the lives of those most dear to him that are at stake...
Publication date: 14/04/2011
Publisher: Headline Review an imprint of Headline Publishing Group
|Publication date:||14th April 2011|
|Publisher:||Headline Review an imprint of Headline Publishing Group|
|Genres:||Debuts of the Month, eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction, Thriller / Suspense,|
James Forrester is a pen name for historian Dr Ian Mortimer. Dr Mortimer is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and the author of four highly acclaimed medieval biographies Since his first book was published seven years ago, Dr Ian Mortimer has challenged conventional understandings of the past. This includes correcting dubious facts as well as reconsidering the ways we 'do' history – from studying a man over the course of a single year to writing history as a guidebook, in the present tense. As James Forrester, his first novel Sacred Treason combines the impeccable research of ...More About James Forrester