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Sansom, C.J.. REVELATION - MacMillan 2008

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Revelation by C.J. Sansom. 2008 - MacMillan. For sale is a first edition, first printing. fine used hardback book in a fine dust jacket.

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For sale is a fine hardback copy of the novel, Revelation by C.J. Sansom, published in 2008 by MacMillan.

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Title Revelation
Author C.J. Sansom
Publisher MacMillan
Edition First UK edition, first printing
Copyright Year 2008
ISBN 1405092726
Cover Price 17.99
No. Pages 546
Dimensions 24 cm x 16 cm
Weight (kg) 0.91

The book is a first edition, first printing as evidenced by a full numberline on the copyright page.

The book has black boards and metalic lettering. The boards have no knocks or signs of wear. Internally there are no marks or inscriptions. The pages are clean and not excessively toned, have no tears or creases, and the binding is tight and square.

The fine dust jacket is complete showing the original cover price of £17.99.

Overall a fine copy of a novel by a popular author.

The book is not an ex library book, it has no remainder marks or publisher's stamps.

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C.J. Sansom

CJ Sansom was educated at Birmingham University, where he took a BA and then a Ph.D. in history. After working in a variety of jobs, he retrained as a solicitor and practised in Sussex, until becoming a full-time writer. Following on from his remarkable debut, DISSOLUTION, DARK FIRE is the second novel in his Shardlake series, and the third, SOVEREIGN, will be published by Macmillan in 2006. He lives in Brighton.

Synopsis of this title

Spring, 1543. King Henry VIII is wooing Lady Catherine Parr, whom he wants for his sixth wife. Archbishop Cranmer and the embattled Protestant faction at court are watching keenly, for Lady Catherine is known to have reformist sympathies. Matthew Shardlake, meanwhile, is working on the case of a teenage boy who has been placed in the Bedlam insane asylum, before his terrifying religious mania leads to him being burned as a heretic. When an old friend is horrifically murdered Shardlake vows to bring the killer to justice. His search leads him to Cranmer and Catherine Parr - and to the dark prophecies of the Book of Revelation. As London's Bishop Bonner prepares a purge of Protestants Shardlake, together with his assistant, Jack Barak, and his friend, Guy Malton, investigate a series of horrific murders which are already bringing frenzied talk of witchcraft and demonic possession - for what else would the Tudor mind make of a serial killer ...?

Reviews of this title


The Sunday Telegraph
'Sansom's absorbing, substantial novels transcend the limitations of crime fiction while conforming to its conventions.'

The Tablet
'Four books into this wonderful series, Samson is emerging as a major novelistic talent.'

South Wales Argus
'Like its predecessors, Revelation skillfully interweaves historical fact with a tightly constructed thriller plot...'

Dorset Echo
'Superior stuff, ripe with sights, smells, fears and nuances of Tudor England.'

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