Penman Kay Falls the Shadow

ISBN 13: 9780517012222

Falls the Shadow

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9780517012222: Falls the Shadow

Simon de Montfort was a man ahead of his time in the thirteenth century, a disinherited Frenchman who talked his way into an English earldom and marriage with a sister of the English king, Henry III. A charismatic, obstinate leader, Simon soon lost patience with the king's incompetence and inability to keep his word, and found himself the champion of the common people.

This is his story, and the story of Henry III, as weak and changeable as Simon was brash and unbending. It is a tale of opposing wills that would eventually clash in a storm of violence and betrayal--an irresistible saga that brings the pages of history completely, provocatively, and magnificently alive.

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"A marvelous literary and historical achievement...Impossible to put down."
THE BOSTON HERALD
This is Simon de Montfort's story--and the story of King Henry III, as weak and changeable as Montfort was brash and unbending. It is a saga of two opposing wills that would later clash in a storm of violence and betrayal, a story straight from the pages of history that brings the world of the thirteenth century comletely, provocatively, and magnificently alive. Above all, this is a story of conflict and treachery, of human frailty and broken legends, a tale of pageantry and grandeur that is as unforgettable as it is real....

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"A marvelous literary and historical achievement.... Impossible to put down." ---"Boston"" ""Herald
""Absorbing. . . . [Penman] manages to illuminate the alien shadowland of the Middle Ages and populate it with vital characters whose politics and passions are as vivid as our own." ---"San Francisco"" Chronicle
""A remarkably detailed look at how people lived in medieval England and Wales. . . .Worth reading." ---"The Plain Dealer"" (Cleveland)
""A vivid portrait of a lost time . . . full of fascinating personality studies . . . Once you enter her world you're hooked." ---"Seattle"" Post-Intelligencer"""

“A marvelous literary and historical achievement.... Impossible to put down.” ---"Boston"" ""Herald
"“Absorbing. . . . [Penman] manages to illuminate the alien shadowland of the Middle Ages and populate it with vital characters whose politics and passions are as vivid as our own.” ---"San Francisco"" Chronicle
"“A remarkably detailed look at how people lived in medieval England and Wales. . . .Worth reading.” ---"The Plain Dealer"" (Cleveland)
"“A vivid portrait of a lost time . . . full of fascinating personality studies . . . Once you enter her world you’re hooked.” ---"Seattle"" Post-Intelligencer"""

"A marvelous literary and historical achievement.... Impossible to put down." ---"Boston""""Herald
""Absorbing. . . . [Penman] manages to illuminate the alien shadowland of the Middle Ages and populate it with vital characters whose politics and passions are as vivid as our own." ---"San Francisco"" Chronicle
""A remarkably detailed look at how people lived in medieval England and Wales. . . .Worth reading." ---"The Plain Dealer"" (Cleveland)
""A vivid portrait of a lost time . . . full of fascinating personality studies . . . Once you enter her world you're hooked." ---"Seattle"" Post-Intelligencer"""

A marvelous literary and historical achievement . Impossible to put down. "Boston Herald"

Absorbing. . . . [Penman] manages to illuminate the alien shadowland of the Middle Ages and populate it with vital characters whose politics and passions are as vivid as our own. "San Francisco Chronicle"

A remarkably detailed look at how people lived in medieval England and Wales. . . .Worth reading. "The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)"

A vivid portrait of a lost time . . . full of fascinating personality studies . . . Once you enter her world you're hooked. "Seattle Post-Intelligencer""

A marvelous literary and historical achievement . Impossible to put down. Boston Herald

Absorbing. . . . [Penman] manages to illuminate the alien shadowland of the Middle Ages and populate it with vital characters whose politics and passions are as vivid as our own. San Francisco Chronicle

A remarkably detailed look at how people lived in medieval England and Wales. . . .Worth reading. The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)

A vivid portrait of a lost time . . . full of fascinating personality studies . . . Once you enter her world you're hooked. Seattle Post-Intelligencer

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-A marvelous literary and historical achievement.... Impossible to put down.- --Boston Herald

-Absorbing. . . . [Penman] manages to illuminate the alien shadowland of the Middle Ages and populate it with vital characters whose politics and passions are as vivid as our own.- --San Francisco Chronicle

-A remarkably detailed look at how people lived in medieval England and Wales. . . .Worth reading.- --The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)

-A vivid portrait of a lost time . . . full of fascinating personality studies . . . Once you enter her world you're hooked. - --Seattle Post-Intelligencer



"A marvelous literary and historical achievement.... Impossible to put down." --Boston Herald

"Absorbing. . . . [Penman] manages to illuminate the alien shadowland of the Middle Ages and populate it with vital characters whose politics and passions are as vivid as our own." --San Francisco Chronicle

"A remarkably detailed look at how people lived in medieval England and Wales. . . .Worth reading." --The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)

"A vivid portrait of a lost time . . . full of fascinating personality studies . . . Once you enter her world you're hooked. " --Seattle Post-Intelligencer

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