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Island of Bones

Island of Bones
 

'In the overcrowded field of historical fiction, Robertson has the smarts comfortably to outpace most of her rivals' Independent

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ISBN 9780755372041
Barcode 9780755372041
Published 12 June 2012 by Headline Publishing Group
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Robertson, Imogen
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ISBN-13 9780755372041
ISBN-10 0755372042
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Headline Publishing Group
Imprint Headline Review
Publication Date 12 June 2012
International Publication Date 29 March 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Robertson, Imogen
Category Award Winning
Historical Adventure Fiction
Historical Fiction
Number of Pages 496
Dimensions Width: 131mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 32mm
Weight 336g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Crime, Thriller & Adventure
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Cumbria, 1783. A broken heritage; a secret history...The tomb of the first Earl of Greta should have lain undisturbed on its island of bones for three hundred years. When idle curiosity opens the stone lid, however, inside is one body too many. Gabriel Crowther's family bought the Gretas' land long ago, and has suffered its own bloody history. His brother was hanged for murdering their father, the Baron of Keswick, and Crowther has chosen comfortable seclusion and anonymity over estate and title for thirty years. But the call of the mystery brings him home at last. Travelling with forthright Mrs Harriet Westerman, who is escaping her own tragedy, Crowther finds a little town caught between new horrors and old, where ancient ways challenge modern justice. And against the wild and beautiful backdrop of fells and water, Crowther discovers that his past will not stay buried.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Short-listed for CWA Ellis Peters Historical Award 2011
NZ Review 'Chillingly memorable...an extraordinary thriller' -- Tess Gerritsen This series, launched after Robertson won a Telegraph writing competition, continues to excel' -- Daily Telegraph
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Imogen Robertson grew up in Darlington, studied Russian and German at Cambridge, and now lives in London. She directed for TV, film and radio before becoming a full-time author, and also writes and reviews poetry. Imogen won the Telegraph's 'First thousand words of a novel competition' in 2007 with the opening of Instruments of Darkness, her first novel.

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