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When Christ and His Saints Slept

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Lovers of historical fiction must read Penman's splendid fifth novel, which chronicles one of the bitterest, bloodiest struggles in medieval English and assures her place as one of the finest writers of the genre.
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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"A compelling, well-written epic...Penman is an accomplished novelist and certainly has staked a claim to medieval England as her literary fiefdom." (The Philadelphia Inquirer)

A.D. 1135. As church bells tolled for the death of England's King Henry I, his barons faced the unwelcome prospect of being ruled by a woman: Henry's beautiful daughter Maude, Countess of Anjou. But before Maude could claim her throne, her cousin Stephen seized it. In their long and bitter struggle, all of England bled and burned.

Sharon Kay Penman's magnificent fifth novel summons to life a spectacular medieval tragedy whose unfolding breaks the heart even as it prepares the way for splendors to come — the glorious age of Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Plantagenets that would soon illumine the world.

"[A] marvelous medieval pageant of a novel...Another jewel in [Penman's] already glittering crown." The Orlando Sentinel

"Penman once again tells a tale of kings and queens, singular destinies, and double-crosses....[She] inventively animates a large cast [and] continues to base her narrative on the firm ground of fact."Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

A.D. 1135. As church bells tolled for the death of England's King Henry I, his barons faced the unwelcome prospect of being ruled by a woman: Henry's beautiful daughter Maude, Countess of Anjou. But before Maude could claim her throne, her cousin Stephen seized it. In their long and bitter struggle, all of England bled and burned.

Sharon Kay Penman's magnificent fifth novel summons to life a spectacular medieval tragedy whose unfolding breaks the heart even as it prepares the way for splendors to come—the glorious age of Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Plantagenets that would soon illumine the world.

Synopsis:

The acclaimed author of The Sunne in Splendor and Falls the Shadow now begins a new trilogy, set in medieval England, during a time of royal turmoil and intrigue, and following the lives and passions of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. 2 maps; genealogy. Gilded top stain cover; ribbon marker.

About the Author

Sharon Kay Penman has lived in England and Wales and currently resides in New Jersey. She is the author of six other novels: Falls the Shadow, Here Be Dragons, The Reckoning, The Sunne in Splendour, When Christ and His Saints Slept, and the first Justin de Quincy adventure: The Queens Man.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345396686
Author:
Penman, Sharon Kay
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Eleanor, of aquitaine, consort of henry ii, k
Subject:
Adult
Subject:
Great Britain History.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
historical fiction;fiction;england;medieval;historical;12th century;eleanor of aquitaine;henry ii;plantagenet;maude;history;france;novel;britain;henry i;medieval england;wales;war;empress maud;middle ages;royalty;british history;medieval history;american;
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
104-680
Publication Date:
19960231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
784
Dimensions:
8.24x5.60x1.34 in. 1.34 lbs.

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"Staff Pick" by ,

Lovers of historical fiction must read Penman's splendid fifth novel, which chronicles one of the bitterest, bloodiest struggles in medieval English and assures her place as one of the finest writers of the genre.

"Synopsis" by , A.D. 1135. As church bells tolled for the death of England's King Henry I, his barons faced the unwelcome prospect of being ruled by a woman: Henry's beautiful daughter Maude, Countess of Anjou. But before Maude could claim her throne, her cousin Stephen seized it. In their long and bitter struggle, all of England bled and burned.

Sharon Kay Penman's magnificent fifth novel summons to life a spectacular medieval tragedy whose unfolding breaks the heart even as it prepares the way for splendors to come—the glorious age of Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Plantagenets that would soon illumine the world.

"Synopsis" by , The acclaimed author of The Sunne in Splendor and Falls the Shadow now begins a new trilogy, set in medieval England, during a time of royal turmoil and intrigue, and following the lives and passions of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. 2 maps; genealogy. Gilded top stain cover; ribbon marker.
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