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Lamentation

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The number one bestselling Shardlake novel from C. J. SansomMatthew Shardlake is back in Lamentation , from the number one bestsel... Weiterlesen
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The number one bestselling Shardlake novel from C. J. Sansom

Matthew Shardlake is back in Lamentation , from the number one bestselling author C. J. Sansom. Summer, 1546. King Henry VIII is slowly, painfully dying. His Protestant and Catholic councillors are engaged in a final and decisive power struggle; whoever wins will control the government of Henry's successor, eight-year-old Prince Edward. As heretics are hunted across London, and the radical Protestant Anne Askew is burned at the stake, the Catholic party focus their attack on Henry's sixth wife, Matthew Shardlake's old mentor, Queen Catherine Parr. Shardlake, still haunted by events aboard the warship Mary Rose the year before, is working on the Cotterstoke Will case, a savage dispute between rival siblings. Then, unexpectedly, he is summoned to Whitehall Palace and asked for help by his old patron, the now beleaguered and desperate Queen. For Catherine Parr has a secret. She has written a confessional book, Lamentation of a Sinner, so radically Protestant that if it came to the King's attention it could bring both her and her sympathizers crashing down. But, although the book was kept secret and hidden inside a locked chest in the Queen's private chamber, it has - inexplicably - vanished. Only one page has been found, clutched in the hand of a murdered London printer. Shardlake's investigations take him on a trail that begins among the backstreet printshops of London but leads him and Jack Barak into the dark and labyrinthine world of the politics of the royal court; a world he had sworn never to enter again. Loyalty to the Queen will drive him into a swirl of intrigue inside Whitehall Palace, where Catholic enemies and Protestant friends can be equally dangerous, and the political opportunists, who will follow the wind wherever it blows, more dangerous than either. The theft of Queen Catherine's book proves to be connected to the terrible death of Anne Askew, while his involvement with the Cotterstoke litigants threatens to bring Shardlake himself to the stake. The previous books in the bestselling Shardlake series are Dissolution, Dark Fire, Sovereign, Revelation and Heartstone .

Sansom cleverly keeps the king just off stage for most of the novel but we can sense his monstrously obese and malevolent presence lurking in the shadows. The threads of Sansom's plot are skilfully woven together with real and riveting history

Vorwort
The number one bestselling Shardlake novel from C. J. Sansom

Autorentext

C. J. Sansom was educated at Birmingham University, where he took a BA and then a PhD in history. After working in a variety of jobs, he retrained as a solicitor and practised in Sussex, until becoming a full-time writer. Sansom is the bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Shardlake series, as well as Winter in Madrid and Dominion. He lives in Sussex.



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Dissolution
'Remarkable . . . The sights, the voices, the very smell of this turbulent age seem to rise from the page'
P. D. James

Dark Fire
'Magnificent . . . A creation of real brilliance'
Sunday Times

Sovereign
'Brilliantly done . . . You can lose yourself in this world'
Independent

Revelation
'Don't expect to put the book down until you've seen it through to the apocalyptic finale'
Observer

Heartstone
'Richly entertaining . . . History never seemed so real'
New York Times

Lamentation
'Gripping . . . Hilary Mantel has a serious rival'
Sunday Times



Zusammenfassung
The number one bestselling Shardlake novel from C. J. Sansom

Produktinformationen

Titel: Lamentation
Untertitel: The Shardlake Series 6
Autor:
EAN: 9780330511049
ISBN: 0330511041
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Genre: Krimis, Thriller & Horror
Anzahl Seiten: 768
Gewicht: 542g
Größe: H198mm x B128mm x T53mm
Jahr: 2015
Auflage: Main Market Ed.

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