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City of Wisdom and Blood by Robert Merle

City of Wisdom and Blood

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City of Wisdom and Blood by Robert Merle
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Feb 05, 2019 | ISBN 9781782275084

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Praise for The Brethren:

“Swashbuckling historical fiction… For all its philosophical depth [The Brethren] is a hugely entertaining romp… The comparisons with Dumas seem both natural and deserved and the next 12 instalments [are] a thrilling prospect.” — Christobel Kent, Guardian

“A vivid novel by France’s modern Dumas… [there is] plenty of evidence in the rich characterisation and vivid historical detail that a reader’s long-term commitment will be amply rewarded.” — Sunday Times

“We’re swept away by triumph, tragedy, action and adventure… It’s a novel like this that makes reviewing one of the best jobs in the world.” — Bookbag, Five Star Review

“Cleverly depicts France’s epic religious wars through the intimate prism of one family’s experience… Beautifully written.” — Metro

Praise for the series:

“The spectacular 13-volume evocation of 16th-17th-century France.” — Independent

“A master of the historical novel.” — Guardian

“Robert Merle is one of the very few French writers who has attained both popular success and the admiration of critics. The doyen of our novelists is a happy man.” — Le Figaro

“A wonderful, colourful, breathlessly narrated historical panorama.” — Zeitpunkt

“The Dumas of the twentieth century.” — Neues Deutschland

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