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Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780751539417

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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Historical Fiction

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When a comet appears in the sky over England in 1066, Ailith, a young Saxon wife, feels sure that it can only bode well, in spite of her husband’s fears. With a child on its way, the couple are prosperous and content. Yet, within a year, Ailith’s joy turns to heartache as her husband and her child are taken from her and the conquering Normans advance.
Ailith’s grief turns to love for a brief period with Rolf de Brize, a handsome and womanising Norman invader. She bears him one daughter, but in the aftermath of the Battle of Hastings she discovers a betrayal she cannot forgive . . .
Years later, the spirited and strong-willed Julitta is determined to find happiness, and yet her life has been filled with pain: from surviving life in a brothel in Southwark to suffering the pain of a forbidden love and a bitter, loveless marriage. Her quest takes her on a Pilgrimage to Compostella to a colourful horse fair in Bordeaux, to the terrors of piracy on the open sea.

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An author who makes history come gloriously alive.
ANNABEL
Thoroughly enjoyable.
MAIL ON SUNDAY
Well written and exciting.
THE TIMES