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A burnable book, Bruce Holsinger

Label
A burnable book
Title
A burnable book
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Holsinger
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Chaucer's London, betrayal, murder, royal intrigue, mystery, and dangerous politics swirl around the existence of a prophetic book that foretells the death of England's kings in Bruce Holsinger's A Burnable Book, an irresistible historical thriller reminiscent of the classics An Instance of the Fingerpost, The Name of the Rose, and The Crimson Petal and the White.London, 1385. Surrounded by ruthless courtiers--including his powerful uncle, John of Gaunt, and Gaunt's flamboyant 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..
Member of
Summary
In 1385 London, poet John Gower is asked by Geoffrey Chaucer to find an ancient manuscript that prophesies the end of England's kings, which draws him into a conspiracy that reaches from the king's court to London's slums and potentially implicates his own son
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10262449
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Holsinger, Bruce W
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3608.O49435658
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
John Gower novels
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Gower, John
  • Books and reading
  • Courts and courtiers
  • Betrayal
  • London (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
A burnable book, Bruce Holsinger
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn853664406
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 444 pages
Isbn
9780062240330
Isbn Type
(trade pbk.)
Lccn
2013025522
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)853664406
Label
A burnable book, Bruce Holsinger
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn853664406
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 444 pages
Isbn
9780062240330
Isbn Type
(trade pbk.)
Lccn
2013025522
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)853664406

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