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Credo

by Melvyn Bragg

Credo Synopsis

Britain during the Dark Ages is the setting for the fascinating story of Bega, a young Irish princess who became a saint, and her lifelong bond with Padric, prince of the north-western kingdom of Rheged. This dramatic, far-reaching tale brings to life a land of warring kings, Christians and pagans, and tribes divided by language and culture, illuminating a little-known yet critical period in British history.

Credo Press Reviews

Wonderfully evocative, passionate and erudite ... No summary could do justice to a book of this erudition, romance and scope * Glasgow Herald * A beguiling entry into a society strange, neglected, important, tragic in many of its triumphs * Spectator * I loved it ... Bragg's stately, seething, passionate epic is several cuts above modern attempts at historical fiction * Literary Review * A gripping, deeply accomplished work * Evening Standard * An absorbing epic ... as splendid a ripping yarn as any of the best classics * Daily Telegraph * A gripping saga of great passion ... sustained, impassioned and uplifting * The Times *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780340667064
Publication date: 6th March 1997
Author: Melvyn Bragg
Publisher: Sceptre an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 800 pages
Categories: Historical fiction,

About Melvyn Bragg

Melvyn Bragg is a writer and broadcaster whose first novel, For Want of a Nail, was published in 1965. His novels since include The Maid of Buttermere, The Soldier's Return, Credo and Now is the Time, which won the Parliamentary Book Award for fiction in 2016. His books have also been awarded the Time/Life Silver Pen Award, the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and the WHSmith Literary Award, and have been longlisted three times for the Booker Prize (including the Lost Man Booker Prize). He has also written several works of non-fiction, including The Adventure of English and The Book of Books ...

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