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Description - Here be Dragons by Sharon Penman

Joanna, a Princess caught between two warring worlds . . . and torn between two loves. Bastard-born but cherished daughter of King John, Joana becomes a political pawn when her adored father arranges her marriage to Llewelyn Prince of Gwynedd, Wales, his bitter foe. The young bride is a stranger in a hostile land, married to a man she does not know - until she comes to love her brilliant husband, leader of men, and passionate opponent to the English laws that chain his homeland. And as bloody wars break out once more between England and Wales, Joanna is caught in the crossfire of fatal enmity, her loyalties cruelly divided between her father and the man she loves. The battle-torn land could not be more ravaged than her troubled, turbulent heart, and in a moment of confused guilty passion that she will never forget, Joanna risks her peace of mind, her freedom . . . even her life. This sweeping saga of true events in the thirteenth century, beginning Sharon Penman's magnificent trilogy of England and Wales, continued in Falls the Shadow and The Reckoning, is tangled, tempestuous story of power and passion, loyalty and lies . . . 'A rich, detailed chronicle' Irish Times 'A book steeped in knowledge of its period' Financial Times 'An engrossing tale' Publishers Weekly

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780140133400
ISBN-10: 0140133402
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 34mm)
Pages: 800
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Sep-1991
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Sharon Penman

Sharon Penman is one of the most popular historical novelists writing today. Her bestselling story of Richard III, The Sunne in Splendour, was published in 1982 and her acclaimed Welsh trilogy, Here Be Dragons, Falls the Shadow and The Reckoning, was similarly successful. Time and Chance is the second in a trilogy that opened with When Christ and His Saints Slept (1994). Sharon Penman has travelled widely on both sides of the Atlantic researching her work. She lives in New Jersey.

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