The Illuminator

Author:   Brenda Rickman Vantrease ,  Simon Jones
Publisher:   BBC Audiobooks
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9780792734963


Publication Date:   01 March 2005
Format:   Audio  Audio Format
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A glowing first novel that brings us historical fiction in the grand epic manner, beautifully felt and written *It is England, in the fourteenth century--a time of plague, political unrest and the earliest stirrings of the Reformation. The printing press had yet to be invented, and books were rare and costly, painstakingly lettered by hand and illuminated with exquisite paintings. Finn is a master illuminator who works not only for the Church but also, in secret, for John Wycliffe of Oxford, who professes the radical idea that the Bible should be translated into English for everyone to read. Finn has another secret as well, one that leads him into danger when he meets Lady Kathryn of Blackingham Manor, a widow struggling to protect her inheritance from the depredations of Church and Crown alike. Finn's alliance with Lady Kathryn will take us to the heart of what Barbara Tuchman once called the calamitous fourteenth century. Richly detailed and irresistibly compelling, The Illuminator is a glorious story of love, art, religion, and treachery at an extraordinary turning point in history.

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Author:   Brenda Rickman Vantrease ,  Simon Jones
Publisher:   BBC Audiobooks
Imprint:   BBC Audiobooks
Dimensions:   Width: 18.30cm , Height: 4.00cm , Length: 15.40cm
Weight:   0.490kg
ISBN:  

9780792734963


ISBN 10:   0792734963
Publication Date:   01 March 2005
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Audio
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Brenda Rickman Vantrease's The Illuminator is one of the most engaging books I've had the pleasure to read in many years.


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