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The Lady For Ransom
Alfred Duggan

Classification : Historical Fiction
Pub Date : Jan 01, 2007
Imprint : Orion Books (Including Asterix)
Page Extent : 272
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780753818299
Price : 499

About the book
The Emperor in Constantinople is hiring mercenaries to repel the infidel. Among them is the ruthless nobleman, Roussel de Balliol and his wife Lady Matilda. His obligations sit lightly upon him; his first priority is to find a fief. Only land will give him the wealth, status and power he desires.

It is upon Roger, attached to Roussel's force, that the story is concentrated. Through him we receive a vivid and vital picture of eleventh century life.


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Alfred Duggan
His tragic early death in 1964 robbed us of a brilliant writer who had travelled all over the sites of the ancient Mediterranean world, knowledge he put to excellent use in his eight historical novels...(+)
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