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King David

By Allan Massie

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As in the Roman novels Augustus, Tiberius and Caesar, the Allan Massie explores the complexity of King David: shepherd-boy and the chosen of the Lord; giant-killer and national hero; outcast and exile; poet, lover, law-giver and murderer.

'David comes alive in this novel as a fascinating, divided self, but you also feel on finishing it that you have understood a little more about the extraordinary world of the Middle East from which so much of our own Judaeo-Christian religion and civilisation spring. Modern parallels are never forced - Massie to too subtle a writer for that - but this world of sex, intrigue, war and religious mania suggests constantly to the reader not memories of the Bible but events in the newspapers in that very Hebron where David ruled as king' AN Wilson, Evening Standard

Biographical Notes

Allan Massie is the award-winning author of many novels, including his Roman Quartet - Antony, Augustus, Tiberius and Caesar - as well as several works of non-fiction. He lives in the Scottish Borders and writes for the Daily Telegraph and the Scotsman.

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  • ISBN: 9781473637016
  • Publication date: 03 Nov 2016
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  • Imprint: Sceptre
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