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The Champion

Elizabeth Chadwick

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ISBN 10: 0751511781 / ISBN 13: 9780751511789
Published by Time Warner Paperbacks, 1998
Condition: Good Soft cover
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Title: The Champion

Publisher: Time Warner Paperbacks

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

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Alexander and Hervi de Montroi, half-brothers with no inheritance, meet in France. Hervi is a professional jouster and Alexander, fleeing the beatings of an English monastery, needs a trade. Despite misgivings, Hervi takes him on as his squire, introducing him to the travellers' immoral lifestyle. He befriends a girl, Monday, taking care of her after her parents die until, pregnant with Alexander's child, she leaves, finding shelter in a castle as a seamstress. Noticed by King John, she becomes his mistress in England, bearing his son and gaining a house. Meanwhile, Stefan has returned to England too, in the pay of an Earl - they meet again at court and, now older, fall in love. They have the King's blessing, but Monday's grandfather, now heirless, sees her as a way to gain power. She escapes his kidnapping to be reunited with Alexander on the land granted to him by the Earl.

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'An author who makes history come gloriously alive' -- THE TIMES

`One of Elizabeth Chadwick's strengths is her stunning grasp of historical detail...Her characters are beguiling...' -- BARBARA ERSKINE

`The best writer of mediaeval fiction currently around' -- Historical Novel Review

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