Excellent written, very exciting and intriguing. Fine price also.
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Hobbits, Birds, Bees, Gold and Goblets
I read this book years ago, and thought, and still think it best books I have ever read. All the elements of a tremendous mystery are carefully investigated and tantalizing possibilities laid out for us. We are asked by these writers; were the Merovingians Jesus Christ's descendants? How did a meagerly paid French Cleric become incredibly rich - why, by finding a load of gold in a Nicholas Poussin-like sepulchral grave with the enigmatic inscription 'et in arcadia ego'. Friendship with the head of a strangely ancient society of notables perhaps explain the Cleric's weird societal upward mobility, and finally we are asked to believe that Mary Magdalene's descendants live amongst us today. The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail is written by New Zealanders, and casts the search for the Holy Grail into the world of high fiction, and well away from New Zealand. It is however, still one of the greatest books of its genre.Read full review
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