AS ENTERTAINING AS SARUM AND RUTHERFURD'S OTHER SWEEPING NOVEL OF BRITISH HISTORY, LONDON. -The Boston Globe Engaging . . . 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. . . . 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 PostTHE FOREST IS MICHENER TOLD WITH AN ENGLISH ACCENT. -St. Louis Post-Dispatch TALES OF LOVE AND HONOR, DECEIT AND VIOLENCE, INHERITANCE AND LOSS. -San Jose Mercury News
Edward Rutherfurd was born in Salisbury, England, and educated at Cambridge University. His first novel, Sarum, was an instant international bestseller. His subsequent novels-Russka and London-were also highly acclaimed bestsellers here and abroad.