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London - by Edward Rutherfurd (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 1152

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: Historical

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Fawcett Books

Age Range: Adult

Book theme: General

Author: Edward Rutherfurd

Language: English

Street Date: March 28, 1998
TCIN: 77261881
UPC: 9780449002636
Item Number (DPCI): 247-53-0324
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

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About the Book



In the tradition of his phenomenal bestseller "Sarum", Edward Rutherford now gives readers a sweeping novel of London, a glorious pageant spanning 2,000 years. He brings this vibrant city's long and noble history alive through the ever-shifting fortunes, fates, and intrigues of half-a-dozen families, from the age of Julius Caesar to the 20th century. Generation after generation, these families embody the passion, struggle, wealth, and verve of the greatest city in the world.



Book Synopsis



"A TOUR DE FORCE . . . London tracks the history of the English capital from the days of the Celts until the present time. . . . Breathtaking."--The Orlando Sentinel

A master of epic historical fiction, Edward Rutherford gives us a sweeping novel of London, a glorious pageant spanning two thousand years. He brings this vibrant city's long and noble history alive through his saga of ever-shifting fortunes, fates, and intrigues of a half-dozen families, from the age of Julius Caesar to the twentieth century. Generation after generation, these families embody the passion, struggle, wealth, and verve of the greatest city in the Old World.

Praise for London

"Remarkable . . . The invasion by Julius Caesar's legions in 54 B.C. . . . The rise of chivalry and the Crusades . . . The building of the Globe theatre . . . and the coming of the Industrial Revolution. . . . What a delightful way to get the feel of London and of English history. . . . We witness first-hand the lust of Henry VIII. We overhear Geoffrey Chaucer deciding to write The Canterbury Tales. . . . Each episode is a punchy tale made up of bite-size chunks ending in tiny cliffhangers."--The New York Times

"Hold-your-breath suspense, buccaneering adventure, and passionate tales of love and war."--The Times (London)

"Fascinating . . . A sprawling epic."--San Francisco Chronicle



Review Quotes




"A TOUR DE FORCE . . . London tracks the history of the English capital from the days of the Celts until the present time. . . . Breathtaking."--The Orlando Sentinel

"Remarkable . . . The invasion by Julius Caesar's legions in 54 B.C. . . . The rise of chivalry and the Crusades . . . The building of the Globe theatre . . . and the coming of the Industrial Revolution. . . . What a delightful way to get the feel of London and of English history. . . . We witness first-hand the lust of Henry VIII. We overhear Geoffrey Chaucer deciding to write The Canterbury Tales. . . . Each episode is a punchy tale made up of bite-size chunks ending in tiny cliffhangers."--The New York Times

"Hold-your-breath suspense, buccaneering adventure, and passionate tales of love and war."--The Times (London)

"Fascinating . . . A sprawling epic."--San Francisco Chronicle



About the Author



Edward Rutherfurd lives and writes in New York City. He was born in Salisbury, England, and educated in Cambridge.
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