May 28, 2019|
Tombland by C. J. Sansom
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From C.J. Sansom, the newest #1 international bestseller in his acclaimed Shardlake series of Tudor mysteries, which have sold two million copies around the world.

Spring, 1549. Two years after the death of Henry VIII, England is sliding into chaos...
     The king, Edward VI, is eleven years old. His uncle Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset, rules as Protector. Radical Protestants are conducting all out war on the old religion, stirring discontent among the people. The Protector''s prolonged war with Scotland is proving a disastrous failure. Worst of all, the economy is in collapse, inflation rages and rebellion is stirring among the peasantry.
     Since the old King''s death, Matthew Shardlake has been working as a lawyer in the service of Henry''s younger daughter, the Lady Elizabeth. The gruesome murder of the wife of John Boleyn, a distant Norfolk relation of Elizabeth''s mother--which could have political implications for Elizabeth--brings Shardlake and his young assistant Nicholas Overton to the summer assizes at Norwich. There they are reunited with Shardlake''s former assistant Jack Barak. The three find layers of mystery and danger surrounding the death of Edith Boleyn, as more murders are committed.
     During their investigation, a peasant rebellion breaks out across the country. Yeoman Robert Kett establishes a vast camp outside Norwich and leads a force of thousands to overthow the landlords. Soon the rebels have taken over the city, England''s second largest.
     Barak throws in his lot with the rebels; Nicholas, opposed to them, becomes a prisoner in Norwich Castle; while Shardlake has to decide where his ultimate loyalties lie. As government forces in London prepare to march north and destroy the rebels, he discovers that the murder of Edith Boleyn may have connections reaching into both the heart of the rebel camp and of the Norfolk gentry...
Tombland is both a thrilling murder mystery and a vivid and engaging portrait of a divided nation.
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 Domi...
Product dimensions:880 pages, 8.2 X 5.46 X 1.49 in
Shipping dimensions:880 pages, 8.2 X 5.46 X 1.49 in
Published:May 28, 2019
Publisher:Random House of Canada
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780735277106

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