LAMENTATION
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Anglais LAMENTATION (édition en anglais)

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The eagerly anticipated new Shardlake novel from the number one bestselling author.Summer, 1546.King Henry VIII is slowly, painfully dying. His Protestant and Catholic councillors are engaged in a final and decisive power struggle; whoever wins will control the government of Henry's successor, eight-year-old Prince Edward. As heretics are hunted across London, and the radical Protestant Anne Askew is burned at the stake, the Catholic party focus their attack on Henry's sixth wife, Matthew Shardlake's old mentor, Queen Catherine Parr.Shardlake, still haunted by events aboard the warship Mary Rose the year before, is working on the Cotterstoke Will case, a savage dispute between rival siblings. Then, unexpectedly, he is summoned to Whitehall Palace and asked for help by his old patron, the now beleaguered and desperate Queen.For Catherine Parr has a secret. She has written a confessional book, Lamentation of a Sinner, so radically Protestant that if it came to the King's attention it could bring both her and her sympathizers crashing down. But, although the book was kept secret and hidden inside a locked chest in the Queen's private chamber, it has - inexplicably - vanished. Only one page has been found, clutched in the hand of a murdered London printer.Shardlake's investigations take him on a trail that begins among the backstreet printshops of London but leads him and Jack Barak into the dark and labyrinthine world of the politics of the royal court; a world he had sworn never to enter again. Loyalty to the Queen will drive him into a swirl of intrigue inside Whitehall Palace, where Catholic enemies and Protestant friends can be equally dangerous, and the political opportunists, who will follow the wind wherever it blows, more dangerous than either. The theft of Queen Catherine's book proves to be connected to the terrible death of Anne Askew, while his involvement with the Cotterstoke litigants threatens to bring Shardlake himself to the stake.

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Categories : Littérature générale > Littérature générale

  • EAN

    9781447289180

  • Disponibilité

    Disponible

  • Nombre de pages

    736 Pages

  • Longueur

    18 cm

  • Largeur

    11 cm

  • Poids

    418 g

  • Distributeur

    Olf

  • Support principal

    Poche

C. J. Sansom

C.J. Sansom est né en Angleterre en 1952 et vit dans le Sussex. Passionné par la littérature et diplômé d'histoire, il quitte sa profession d'avocat en 2000 pour se consacrer pleinement à l'écriture. S'appuyant sur des recherches approfondies, il écrit Dissolution (Belfond, 2003), projet qui lui tient à coeur depuis de nombreuses années et pour lequel il fut finaliste du prix Ellis Peters du roman historique décerné par la prestigieuse Crime Writer's Association. Les larmes du diable, son deuxième roman, a paru en février 2005 aux éditions Belfond.

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