4 edition of A Burnable Town (Harry Fielding Mysteries) found in the catalog.
December 26, 2006
Written in English
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A Burnable Book. The first book in John Gower series opens up with the murder of a young woman and the theft of Burnable book which contains accurate prophecies about the deaths of England monarchs, including the current king. The primary plot focuses on the search for the stolen prophecy book written during the reign of King William the Conqueror. A Burnable Book: A Novel. Set in the fictional town of Crystal, Colorado, The Gifted School is a keenly entertaining novel that observes the drama within a community of friends and parents as good intentions and high ambitions collide in a pile-up with long-held secrets and lies. Seen through the lens of four families who've been a part of.
“The bishop of London himself says it: this is a burnable book, a work of high treason certain to destroy any man who holds it” – John Gower; A Burnable Book, B. Holsinger. Plot. Despite my lack of interest in historical fiction of any sort, the plot of this book really roped me in. A book that foretells the death of a real life king? A Novel. Author: Bruce Holsinger; Publisher: Harper Collins ISBN: X Category: Fiction Page: View: DOWNLOAD NOW» The author of the acclaimed medieval mystery A Burnable Book once again brings fourteenth-century London alive in all its color and detail in this riveting thriller featuring medieval poet and fixer John Gower—a twisty tale rife with intrigue, .
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A Burnable Book is an irresistible thriller, reminiscent of classics A Burnable Town book An Instance of the Fingerpost, The Name of the Rose and The Crimson Petal and the White. London, Surrounded by ruthless courtiersincluding his powerful In Chaucer’s London, betrayal, murder and intrigue swirl around the existence of a prophetic book that foretells /5.
A Burnable Book exemplifies the best in historical fiction.” (Richmond Times-Dispatch) From the Back Cover. London, Surrounded by ruthless courtiers—including his powerful uncle, John of Gaunt, and Gaunt's artful mistress, Katherine Swynford—England's young king, Richard II, is in mortal peril.
Songs are heard across London, said to /5(). A Burnable Book is a richly textured read that like a savory pie needs to be enjoyed slowly. We have the crust that is the first gripping chapter that draws the eye of the reader and tempts the curious to sample more, then as the shell is broken the reader will be surprised to uncover an assortment of complex characters that all have a hand in Cited by: 2.
A Burnable Town book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Harry Fielding is to be rehabilitated, after an MI5 operation that saw him /5. A Burnable Town (Jonathan Cape Original). Book Binding:Paperback / softback. Book Condition:GOOD. All of our paper waste is recycled within the UK and turned into corrugated cardboard.
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A Burnable Book exemplifies the best in historical fiction. Richmond Times-Dispatch. The poet John Gower is the perfect narrator and amateur sleuth Holsinger’s research, alongside the energetic vulgarity of a language in flux, delivers up a world where even the filth is colorful.
New York Times Book Review/5(14). A book, the “burnable” one of the title, appears, allegedly written during the reign of William the Conqueror. The book prophesies in historically accurate terms the death of every English king from William to Richard.
Thus it falls to the book’s many temporary owners to decipher that prophecy and save, or not save, the reigning monarch. A Burnable Book by Bruce Holsinger. Synopsis From The Book. London, Surrounded by ruthless courtiers–including his powerful uncle, John of Gaunt, and Gaunt’s artful mistress, Katherine Swynford–England’s young, still untested king, Richard II, is in mortal peril, and the danger is only beginning.
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Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read A Burnable Book: A Novel/5(51). The "burnable" book of the title is a work of poetic prophecy, ostensibly written during the reign of William the Conqueror, which foretells.
At the end of “A Burnable Book,” Gower happens to glance at a snippet of Chaucer’s new work: A group of pilgrims are setting out for Canterbury One can’t help thinking there would. As the bishop of London has declared, “This is a burnable book.” Alternate chapters are narrated in the first person by Chaucer’s friend and fellow poet John Gower.
Songs are heard across London—catchy verses said to originate from an ancient book that prophesies the end of England's kings—and among the book's predictions is Richard's assassination. Only a few powerful men know that the cryptic lines derive from a "burnable book," a seditious work that threatens the stability of the realm.
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Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.3/5(1). Bruce Holsinger, professor of English at the University of Virginia and author of "A Burnable Book." He tweets @bruceholsinger.
This segment aired on Ma London, A book of poems prophesying the death of English kings, including the newly crowned King Richard II, is all anyone can talk about. John Gower a poet himself, but more importantly, a man with connections must find the book to save his friend, the poet Geoffrey Chaucer.
What he doesn’t know or understand are his personal connections to the book that. Bruce Holsinger's A Burnable Book is an irresistible historical thriller reminiscent of the classics An Instance of the Fingerpost, The Name of the Rose, and The Crimson Petal and the White.
London, Surrounded by ruthless courtiers—including his powerful uncle, John of Gaunt, and Gaunt's artful mistress, Katherine Swynford—England's. A Burnable Book (Book): Holsinger, Bruce W.: London, Surrounded by ruthless courtiers--including his powerful uncle, John of Gaunt, and Gaunt's artful mistress, Katherine Swynford--England's young, still untested king, Richard II, is in mortal peril, and the danger is only beginning.
Songs are heard across London--catchy verses said to originate. A Burnable Book pitches you headlong into London,during the uneasy reign of Richard II. The story bursts with historical figures, including the hero, John Gower (poet), and secondary characters Geoffrey Chaucer (the ‘father of English literature’), John Rykener (transvestite), and Sir John Hawkwood (mercenary).
The drama begins with a prostitute witnessing the killing [ ]Author: Bruce Holsinger.A Burnable Town () Other books. The Book-Thief’s Heartbeat () Twist and Shout () The Illustrator () Film and drama.
Philip Davison's play, The Invisible Mending Company (Dublin, The Abbey Theatre, Peacock Stage) was first produced in He has co-scripted the film dramas Exposure and Criminal : (age 61–62), Dublin, Ireland, UK. A Burnable Book (Book): Holsinger, Bruce W.: Baker & TaylorIn London, poet John Gower is asked by Geoffrey Chaucer to find an ancient manuscript that prophesies the end of England's kings, which draws him into a labyrinthine conspiracy that reaches from the king's court to London's slums and stews—and potentially implicates his own son.
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