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A burnable book : a novel, Bruce Holsinger

Label
A burnable book : a novel
Title
A burnable book
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Holsinger
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
London, 1385. Surrounded by ruthless courtiers--including his powerful uncle, John of Gaunt, and Gaunt's artful mistress, Katherine Swynford--England's young, still untested king, Richard II, is in mortal peril, and the danger is only beginning. Songs are heard across London--catchy verses said to originate from an ancient book that prophesies the end of England's kings--and among the book's predictions is Richard's assassination. Only a few powerful men know that the cryptic lines derive from a "burnable book," a seditious work that threatens the stability of the realm. To find the manuscript, wily bureaucrat Geoffrey Chaucer turns to fellow poet John Gower, a professional trader in information with connections high and low. Gower discovers that the book and incriminating evidence about its author have fallen into the unwitting hands of innocents, who will be drawn into a labyrinthine conspiracy that reaches from the king's court to London's slums and stews--and potentially implicates his own son. As the intrigue deepens, it becomes clear that Gower, a man with secrets of his own, may be the last hope to save a king from a terrible fate
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Holsinger, Bruce W
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
  • maps
  • genealogical tables
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Gower, John
  • Books and reading
  • Courts and courtiers
  • Betrayal
  • London (England)
Label
A burnable book : a novel, Bruce Holsinger
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 444 p.
Isbn
9780062240323
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013025522
Other physical details
geneal. table, map
System control number
  • 97549
  • 776186
Label
A burnable book : a novel, Bruce Holsinger
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 444 p.
Isbn
9780062240323
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013025522
Other physical details
geneal. table, map
System control number
  • 97549
  • 776186

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