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The Lions of The North

  • Author:
    Marston, A.E.
  • Publisher:
    Headline, London, 1996
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Volume IV of the Domesday Books Signed first edition First edition, 1996. Signed to the title page by the author. There is also a gift dedication and date in a different hand. Hardback. 309pp. Dust jacket in a protective sleeve. York, 1087. Under cover of night two men approach the castle. They scale the wall of the bailey, then one approaches his long-awaited goal. A hideous roar stops him and, from out of the darkness, something pulls him to the ground. His companion escapes but the other intruder is never seen alive again. Domesday Commissioneres Ralph Delchard and Gervase Bret are called to York to investigate a land dispute. On the way they are attacked and robbed by outlaws. They are eventually welcomed to York by an old friend of Ralph and owner of the castle who introduces the travellers to his two lions, Romulus and Remus. But, as they oversee the land dispute, Ralph and Gervase find themselves distracted by the night's events. As the real roots of the land dispute are revealed, a shocking murder uncovers a web of intrigue that stretches far beyond the city. Book in very good condition. Slight toning to the paper edges. very clean copy. Dust jacket near fine. Unclipped and with only very minor edge wear.
  • Our price: £40.00

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