. But paris, with its art, architecture, culture and couture, is the undisputed main character. Fort worth star-telegram“both paris, the venerable City of Light, and Rutherfurd, the undisputed master of the multigenerational historical saga, shine in this sumptuous urban epic. Booklist“there is suspense, intrigue and romance around every corner.
Paris: The Novel #ad - Asbury Park Press. Edward rutherfurd’s most romantic and richly detailed work of fiction yet. Bookreporter“Fantastic. Moving back and forth in time, divided loyalty, the story unfolds through intimate and thrilling tales of self-discovery, and long-kept secrets. With rutherfurd’s unrivaled blend of impeccable research and narrative verve, scents, this bold novel brings the sights, and tastes of the City of Light to brilliant life.
New York: The NovelBallantine Books #ad - Winner of the David J. Langum, Sr. Engrossing saga, weaving together tales of families rich and poor, prize in american historical fiction Named one of the best books of the year by The Washington Post and “Required Reading” by the New York Post Edward Rutherfurd celebrates America’s greatest city in a rich, native-born and immigrant—a cast of fictional and true characters whose fates rise and fall and rise again with the city’s fortunes.
From this intimate perspective we see new york’s humble beginnings as a tiny indian fishing village, the convulsions of the civil war, the near demise of New York in the 1970s and its roaring rebirth in the 1990s, the arrival of Dutch and British merchants, the excesses of the Gilded Age, the explosion of immigration in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the trials of World War II, the emergence of the city as a great trading and financial center, the Revolutionary War, and the attack on the World Trade Center.
New York: The Novel #ad - A stirring mix of battle, romance, and personal triumphs, family struggles, New York: The Novel gloriously captures the search for freedom and opportunity at the heart of our nation’s history.
London: The NovelBallantine Books #ad - . We overhear geoffrey Chaucer deciding to write The Canterbury Tales. A sprawling epic. San francisco Chronicle. Generation after generation, wealth, these families embody the passion, struggle, and verve of the greatest city in the Old World. Praise for London “Remarkable. Breathtaking. The orlando sentinel a master of epic historical fiction, Edward Rutherford gives us a sweeping novel of London, a glorious pageant spanning two thousand years.
The rise of chivalry and the Crusades. We witness first-hand the lust of Henry VIII. What a delightful way to get the feel of London and of English history. Each episode is a punchy tale made up of bite-size chunks ending in tiny cliffhangers. The new york times“hold-your-breath suspense, buccaneering adventure, and passionate tales of love and war.
London: The Novel #ad - The times London“Fascinating.
Russka: The Novel of RussiaBallantine Books #ad - Here is a story of a great civilization made human, played out through the lives of four families who are divided by ethnicity but united in shaping the destiny of their land. Rutherford's RUSSKA succeeds. He can take his place among an elite cadre of chroniclers such as Harold Lamb, Maurice Hindus and Henri Troyat.
San francisco chronicle. Impressive. The washington post book worldspanning 1800 years of russia's history, people, edward rurtherford, and culture, poltics, author of the phenomenally successful SARUM: THE NOVEL OF ENGLAND, tells a grand saga that is as multifaceted as Russia itself.
Sarum: The Novel of EnglandBallantine Books #ad - This rich tapestry weaves a compelling saga of five families—the Wilsons, the Shockleys, the Masons, the family of Porteus, and the Godfreys—who reflect the changing character of Britain. I haven’t read so satisfactory a saga in years. One of the best books of the season. Kansas city star “Absorbing.
Sarum: The Novel of England #ad - . As their fates and fortunes intertwine over the course of the centuries, their greater destinies offer a fascinating glimpse into the future. A superior historical novel. A clear yet sparkling window upon history with a superb narrative, so perfectly balanced between history and fiction that it clears away the mists of time from antiquity, giving the reader the impression that events over a span of ten centuries occurred only yesterday.
Fort worth star-Telegram “Strong. In fact, perhaps not ever before.
The Forest: A NovelBallantine Books #ad - . But the real success is in how Rutherfurd paints his picture of the wooded enclave with images of treachery and violence, as well as magic and beauty. The new york post“the forest is michener told with an englISH ACCENT. St. As entertaining as sarum and rutherfurd’s other sweeping novel of british history, london.
The boston Globe“Engaging. Louis post-dispatch“tales of love and honor, deceit and violence, inheriTANCE AND LOSS. San jose Mercury News. A sprawling tome that combines fact with fiction and covers 900 years in the history of New Forest, a 100, 000-acre woodland in southern England. Rutherfurd sketches the histories of six fictional families, ranging from aristocrats to peasants, who have lived in the forest for generations.
The Princes of Ireland: The Dublin SagaBallantine Books #ad - Patrick; the coming of the vikings and the founding of dublin; the glories of the great nearby monastery of Glendalough and the making of treasures like the Book of Kells; the extraordinary career of Brian Boru; the trickery of Henry II, which gave England its first foothold in Medieval Ireland.
From the bestselling author of london and Sarum—amagnificent epic about love and battle, family life and political intrigue in Ireland over the course of eleven centuries. From his first bestseller, sarum, to the international sensation London, he has captivated audiences with gripping narratives that follow the fortunes of several fictional families down through the ages.
The princes of ireland, a sweeping panorama steeped in the tragedy and glory that is Ireland, epitomizes the power and richness of Rutherfurd's storytelling magic. Rich, colorful and impeccably researched, The Princes of Ireland is epic entertainment spun by a master. The stage is then set for the great conflict between the english kings and the princes of Ireland, which incurred the wrath of Henry VIII and where this book, the first of the two part Dublin Saga, and the disastrous Irish invasion of England, draws to a close, as the path of Irish history takes a dramatic and irrevocable turn.
The Princes of Ireland: The Dublin Saga #ad - Edward rutherfurd has introduced millions of readers to the human dramas that are the lifeblood of history. Through the interlocking stories of a memorable cast of characters—druids and chieftains, noblewomen and farmwives, merchants and mercenaries, monks and smugglers, rebels and cowards—we see Ireland through the lens of its greatest city.
. The saga begins in tribal, pre-christian ireland during the reign of the fierce and mighty High Kings at Tara, with the tale of two lovers, the princely Conall and the ravishing Deirdre, whose travails cleverly echo the ancient Celtic legend of Cuchulainn.
Seven Ages of ParisVintage #ad - An ambitious and skillful narrative that covers the history of Paris with considerable brio and fervor. Los angeles times book review. From the rise of philippe auguste through the reigns of henry iv and louis xiv who abandoned paris for versailles; napoleon’s rise and fall; Baron Haussmann’s rebuilding of Paris at the cost of much of the medieval city; the Belle Epoque and the Great War that brought it to an end; the Nazi Occupation, savagery and sophistication, and the postwar period dominated by de Gaulle--Horne brings the city’s highs and lows, the Liberation, and heroes and villains splendidly to life.
Seven Ages of Paris #ad - The seven ages of paris is a great historian’s tribute to a city he loves and has spent a lifetime learning to know. Knowledgeable and colorful, written with gusto and love. While paris may be many things, it is never boring. With a keen eye for the telling anecdote and pivotal moment, he portrays an array of vivid incidents to show us how Paris endures through each age, is altered but always emerges more brilliant and beautiful than ever.
In this luminous portrait of paris, culture, disasters, the celebrated historian gives us the history, and triumphs of one of the world’s truly great cities.
The Streets of Paris: A Guide to the City of Light Following in the Footsteps of Famous Parisians Throughout HistorySt. Martin's Press #ad - In this beautifully illustrated book, their favorite cafes, and restaurants, bars, the scenes of their greatest triumphs and tragedies, Susan Cahill recounts the lives of twenty-two famous Parisians and then takes you through the seductive streets of Paris to the quartiers where they lived and worked: their homes, and the off-the-beaten-track places where they found inspiration and love.
Each chapter opens with a beautiful four-color illustration by photographer Marion Ranoux, and, of course, museums, bookstores, squares, including cafes, gardens, and every tour begins with a Metro stop and ends with a list of "Nearbys"—points of interest along the way, churches, patisseries. From the author of hidden gardens of paris, the streets of Paris is Susan Cahill's wonderfully unique guide to present-day Paris following in the footsteps of famous Parisians through the last 800 years.
The Streets of Paris: A Guide to the City of Light Following in the Footsteps of Famous Parisians Throughout History #ad - For hundreds of years, beloved chanteuse edith piaf, the city of light has set the stage for larger-than-life characters—from medieval lovers Héloïse and Abelard to the defiant King Henri IV to the brilliant scientist Madame Curie, and the writer Colette. From sainte-chapelle on the ile de la cite to the cemetery pere lachaise to Montmartre and the Marais, Cahill not only brings to life the bold characters of a tumultuous history and the arts of painting, music, sculpture, and literature, film, she takes you on a relaxed walking tour in the footsteps of these celebrated Parisians.