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I Am England Hardcover – Nov 1987

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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: St Martins Pr (November 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312010451
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312010454
  • Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 14.5 x 3.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 522 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,747,437 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I Am England , Wright's biography of a placea pool on a ridge above a forest, England in microcosmchronicles the lives of Brac the primitive smith, Edred, Alfred's Saxon warrior, Rico, the traveling storyteller, and Francis, ironmonger and martyr. The community, its traditions, etc., is shaped by movements largeAlfred's wars against Viking raiders, the Norman conquest, religious vagaries and persecutionsand smallthe communal repair of a pool, the naming of an ox, and quarrels from one generation that bring prosperity or death to succeeding ones. Similar to Edward Rutherfurd's Sarum (LJ 9/15/87), another novel of England, this is more lyrical and compact. Highly recommended. Cynthia Johnson Wheal ler, Cary Memorial Lib., Lexington, Mass.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
The Tale Of One Small Location In A Nation's Greater History Jan. 8 2008
By Dai-keag-ity - Published on
Format: Paperback
A good book about an easily overlooked microcosmic place in the English landscape, and all that transpires there over many centuries from pre-history to Elizabethan times. A dense story unfolds here but not a heavy one. This book should have gotten more critical attention and sales than it did, because it's worthy to be among some of the more well known titles in the fictional history genre.
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I Am England March 4 2006
By Sammy Madison - Published on
Format: Hardcover
If you enjoyed Sarum, you will love I Am England and its sequel, That Near and Distant Place. These books are both fun and easy to read, and a great way to learn more about English history. These books also remind me of Rudyard Kipling's Puck of Pook's Hill and Rewards and Fairies.
Passionately written July 11 2015
By Gary Selikow - Published on
Format: Hardcover
If you are a fan of Edward Rutherford's wonderful epics, this novel should be right up your ally.
Intriguing and engaging journey set on the Sussex Weald and surrounding areas, from 70 AD to 1589. Five interconnected chapters take us Through the generations and with passion, and a talent for capturing the circle of life we meet Brac the Iron-smith during the period of the Roman conquest , Edred the savage Saxon warrior and the fiery Danish slave girl he takes as his concubine, Robert the Falconer, Bendict the Priestly Knight and the Elizabethan yeoman Francis Wyse and his love.
Passionately written and well researched, it evocatively captures English history through the times it covers.

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