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Description - The First King of England: The Story of Athelstan by Stuart Hill

The Saxon King Athelstan is trying to unite the kingdom of England for the first time, aided by his body-servant Edwin, the son of a shoemaker. Written by bestselling author, Stuart Hill, this exciting adventure story is perfect for fans of historical fiction and will have readers gripped from start to finish.

After getting into a brawl with Athelstan the future king of England, fourteen-year-old Edwin certainly does not expect to become his body-servant. Now, Edwin sleeps in Athelstan's room, fights with him side-by-side in battle and, most importantly, becomes his close friend and companion. But as tensions between the warring kingdom grow and power shifts over the years, Edwin must protect Athelstan with his life in the fight to unite England. But will Athelstan and his Saxon army succeed against the Scots, the Vikings of Dublin and the Welsh of Strathclyde?

This thrilling, dramatic tale is packed with great characters and insight into the world of Saxon Britain. The Flashbacks series offers dramatic stories set in key moments of history, perfect for introducing children to historical topics.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781472951748
ISBN-10: 1472951743
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Bloomsbury Education
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 6-Sep-2018
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Stuart Hill

Stuart Hill is the author of the Icemark series of historical fantasy novels and winner of the inaugural Watersone's Children's Book Prize. Published in 18 languages, Stuart visits many schools to talk about his background, his books and being a writer, as well as enthusing about history and learning. Stuart was born and brought up in Leicester where he lives with his partner and their two cats.

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