In the 43rd year of the reign of the Emperor Augustus Caesar, a son of a Roman official posted near Bethlehem, is sent on an errand by his mother. On the way, he encounters all the usual sights and sounds of village life in Judaea, but Bethlehem is even more crowded that usual.
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In the forty-third year of the reign of the Emperor Augusus Caesar, ruler of half the known world, a mischievous thirteen-year-old Roman boy is sent on an errand by his mother, On the way he encounters all the usual sights and sounds of village life in ancient Judea. But that evening Bethlehem is even more crowded than usual, as his father, the governor of the province, has ordered a census so he can tax all the Emperor's subjects.
Then the boy comes across a sight he will never forget- a man and his heavily pregnant wife are being turned away from an inn and are preparing to spend the night in a stable…
Jeffrey Archer's beautiful and touching story of the birth of Christ, and the first miracle, with illustrations by the internationally acclaimed Royal Academician Craigie Aitchinson, is the perfect gift for their many admirers.About the Author:
Jeffrey Archer is Britain’s top-selling novelist. A former MP and Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party, he was made a Life Peer in 1992. He lives in London and Cambridge.
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Book Description HarperCollins, London, 1994. Pictorial Boards. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. Craigie Aitchison (illustrator). First Edition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Story first appeared in the short story collection A QUIVER FULL OF ARROWS published in 1980. 209.5BX17N1OPP. Bookseller Inventory # 000209