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- DescriptionThis is the story of Emma, of the Ducal House of Normandy, the wife of two kings, the mother of two kings, who spent her life struggling to exert power and control over the English throne, much of it battling her son, King and Saint, Edward the Confessor. Farrington deals with the realities of the Norman, Saxon, Danish medieval world: violent, crude, difficult, mystical, filthy, corrupt, imbued with sex, but dominated by religion. This is the time just before the Conquest with Athelred, the unready, Canute the Great and the powerful Saxon Godwins. Adhering to the historical accuracy of events, Farrington brings to life with graphic details, this tumultuous period of English history, the last reigns of the Saxons and Danes over England. It's a book you can stick your teeth in and stay with for a good read. The work was originally published by Doubleday in the mid eights, w out of print, it is being rereleased here.
- Author BiographyGene Farrington is an English professor at Notre Dame of Maryland University. He teaches creative writing, theatre and literature. He was born in North Dakota, lived in South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Ohio and California. He holds a B.A. & M.A. from California State University and a Ph.D. from University of California, Santa Barbara. His novel the Blue Heron will be released by Water Street Press in early February 2014. Pending publication are the novel, Aperture and a gay detective series. A playwright, a collection of 6 of his plays (Edward of Caernarvon, Halek, Alice Where art though going? The Scarlet Tin Soldier, the Mass According to Saint Lester and Jane) is planned for early 2014 publication. Gene Farrington's web site: www.genefarrington.com is schedule for January 2014 launch. Check it out.
- Author(s)Gene Farrington
- PublisherCreatespace Independent Publishing Platform
- Date of Publication24/12/2013
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectHistorical & Mythological Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintCreatespace Independent Publishing Platform
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight866 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine34 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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