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Ravenspur : Rise of the Tudors - Conn Iggulden

Ravenspur

Rise of the Tudors

Paperback Published: 12th January 2017
ISBN: 9781405921497
Number Of Pages: 496

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The exiled Yorkist king Edward IV lands at Ravenspur with a half-drowned army and his brother Richard at his side. Though every hand is against them, though every city gate is shut, the brothers York will not go quietly into banishment. Instead, they choose to attack.

Yet far away Henry Tudor has become a man, and his claim will carry him to Bosworth Field.There will be silence and the mourning of queens. There will be self-sacrifice and terrible betrayals. Two royal princes will be put to death. There will be an ending and a new royal house will stand over them all.

Industry Reviews

Witness the rise of the Tudors in the stunning conclusion to Conn Iggulden's powerful retelling of the Wars of the Roses, Ravenspur. * from the publisher's description *
Absorbing and bloody. Iggulden handles the origins of the Tudor dynasty with great panache -- Antonia Senior * The Times *
A tough, pacy chronicle of bloody encounters, betrayals and cruelties. Superb * Daily Mail *
Breathes new life into the darkest and most dramatic of times * Star *
One of our finest historical novelists has produced another impressively researched, cleverly plotted and gripping take on the Wars of the Roses * Daily Express *
Iggulden is in a class of his own * Daily Mirror *
Superbly plotted and paced * The Times *
Exceptionally well-written and gripping * Stylist *
Compelling * Woman and Home *
A page-turning thriller * Mail on Sunday *
Pacey and juicy, and packed with action * Sunday Times *
Superb. This fantastic novel reveals with extraordinary insight the ambitions and fears of the leading figures of the day, most memorably Richard III * Express *

ISBN: 9781405921497
ISBN-10: 1405921498
Series: The Wars of the Roses
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 12th January 2017
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.1  x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1

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Conn Iggulden

About the Author


I was born in the normal way in 1971, and vaguely remember half-pennies and sixpences. I have written for as long as I can remember: poetry, short stories and novels. Itâ??s what I always wanted to do and read English at London University with writing in mind. I taught English for seven years and was Head of English at St. Gregoryâ??s RC High school in London by the end of that period. I have enormous respect for those who still labour at the chalk-face. In truth, I canâ??t find it in me to miss the grind of paperwork and initiatives. I do miss the camaraderie of the smokersâ?? room, as well as the lessons where their faces lit up as they understood what I was wittering on about.

My mother is Irish and from an early age she told me history as an exciting series of stories - with dates. My great-grandfather was a Seannachie , so I suppose story-telling is in the genes somewhere. My father flew in Bomber Command in WWII, then taught maths and science. Perhaps crucially, he also loved poetry and cracking good tales. Though it seems a dated idea now, I began teaching when boys were told only girls were good at English, despite the great names that must spring to mind after that statement. My father loved working with wood and equations, but he also recited â??Vitai Lampadaâ?? with a gleam in his eye and that matters, frankly.

Iâ??ve always loved historical fiction as a genre and cut my teeth on Hornblower and Tai-Pan, Flashman, Sharpe and Jack Aubrey. I still remember the sheer joy of reading my first Patrick Oâ??Brian book and discovering there were nineteen more in the series. I love just about anything by David Gemmell, or Peter F. Hamilton or Wilbur Smith. I suppose the one thing that links all those is the love of a good tale.

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