'Adventure, discovery and a heaped spoonful of learning are all here in this highly enjoyable and rewarding read' -- David Roche, Product Director, Waterstones
Perhaps the best historical novel I have read
A stunning achievement of imagination and story-telling. A masterpiece. -- Bernard Cornwell, author of The Last Kingdom, The Pale Horseman, and the Richard Sharpe series
From the Publisher
Long-listed for the Man Booker Prize 2005
Short-listed for the Pendleton May First Novel Award 2005
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About the Author
Harry Thompson was a highly successful television producer 'Have I Got News for You, They Think It's All Over, Never Mind the Buzzcocks' and the author of a number of non-fiction bestsellers 'Peter Cook, The Biography'. He wrote for most of the national newspapers, especially on travel, and was nominated for Travel Journalist of the Year. He died in November 2005.