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Britain during the Dark Ages is the setting for the fascinating story of Bega, a young Irish princess who became a saint, and her lifelong bond with Padric, prince of the north-western kingdom of Rheged. This dramatic, far-reaching tale brings to life a land of warring kings, Christians and pagans, and tribes divided by language and culture, illuminating a little-known yet critical period in British history.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 20th September 2004

Price: £10.99

ISBN-13: 9781848942615


A gripping saga of great passion . . . sustained, impassioned and uplifting
The Times
An absorbing epic . . . as splendid a ripping yarn as any of the best classics
Daily Telegraph
A gripping, deeply accomplished work
Evening Standard
I loved it . . . Bragg's stately, seething, passionate epic is several cuts above modern attempts at historical fiction
Literary Review
A beguiling entry into a society strange, neglected, important, tragic in many of its triumphs
Wonderfully evocative, passionate and erudite . . . No summary could do justice to a book of this erudition, romance and scope
Glasgow Herald