Publication Date: 27/11/2020 ISBN: 9780008296803 Categories: ,
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The White Ship

Charles Spencer

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication Date: 27/11/2020 ISBN: 9780008296803 Categories: ,


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Praise for The White Ship

‘Out of a 900-year-old moment of heart-stopping tragedy, Charles Spencer conjures an exhilarating narrative full of incident and insight. Here is the story, marvellously told, of the post-Conquest kings – and one almost-queen – of England: unpredictable, violently dramatic, and never less than compelling.’ Helen Castor

Praise for Charles Spencer’s To Catch A King

‘Authoritative narrative history with the pace of a Jason Bourne film’, Books of the Year, Evening Standard

‘A truly thrilling tale which Spencer, a natural storyteller, delivers with erudition and wit … an exhilarating read’ Daily Telegraph

‘A book of quite extraordinary period atmosphere, the most diligent research and an appropriately cracking pace’ Sunday Express

‘It’s a wonderful tale, and Spencer tells it with journalistic flair’ The Times

‘Riveting…’To Catch a King’ is as gripping as any thriller’ Sunday Telegraph

‘One of the joys of this book…is just how close the reader gets to the action. The day-by-day account of the fugitive’s doings provide delicious details. Charles Spencer is the perfect person to pass the story onto a new generation. His pacey, readable prose coasts elegantly through the great tale. ‘To Catch a King’ is a cracking read and those who come to it knowing little of the famous tale will find they have a treat in store’ Literary Review

‘In this pacey slice of narrative history Charles Spencer…constructs this spare but atmospheric account of six weeks that changed the course of English history’ Mail on Sunday

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