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Troubadour

Troubadour
 

A troubadour, Bertran, witnesses the brutal murder of the Pope's legate, and risks his life to warn others of the war that he knows is certain to follow this act. The lands of the peaceable Cathars - deemed heretics - are now forfeit and under threat from crusaders who have been ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780747592525
Published 1 October 2010 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Hoffman, Mary
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ISBN-13 9780747592525
ISBN-10 0747592527
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication Date 1 October 2010
International Publication Date 2 August 2010
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Hoffman, Mary
Category Historical Fiction
Thrillers
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code 141688

Description of this Book

This is a story of persecution and poetry, love and war set in thirteenth century southern France. A troubadour, Bertran, witnesses the brutal murder of the Pope's legate, and risks his life to warn others of the war that he knows is certain to follow this act. The lands of the peaceable Cathars - deemed heretics - are now forfeit and under threat from crusaders who have been given authority by the Pope to take the Cathar domains by force. But the Pope is trying to track Bertran down and so is somebody else: Elinor, a young noblewoman, in love with Bertran but facing a loveless arranged marriage, flees her family and becomes a minstrel herself. Soon both Bertran and Elinor find themselves enveloped in a rising tide of bloodshed that threatens the very fabric of their society.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 'A wonderfully old-fashioned romance' Telegraph 'Well researched and rivetingly readable, this runaway bride makes the perfect read' The Times

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Author's Bio

Mary Hoffman is an acclaimed children's author and critic. She is the author of the internationally bestselling picture book Amazing Grace. Her Stravaganza sequence for Bloomsbury has its own fan forum and the latest, Stravaganza - City of Secrets, was longlisted for the Carnegie Medal and The Falconer's Knot was shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Award. She has three grown-up children and lives with her husband in west Oxfordshire.

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