A masterpiece of breathtaking scope-a brilliantly conceived epic novel that traces the entire turbulent course of English history This ebook edition features a new introduction by the author in honor of the thirtieth anniversary of Sarum. This rich tapestry weaves a compelling saga of five families-the Wilsons, the Masons, the family of Porteus, the Shockleys, and the Godfreys-who reflect the changing character of Britain. As their fates and fortunes intertwine over the course of the centuries, their greater destinies offer a fascinating glimpse into the future. An absorbing historical chronicle, Sarum is a keen tale of struggle and adventure, a profound human drama, and a magnificent work of sheer storytelling. Praise for Sarum "Bursts with action, encyclopedic in historic detail...?upremely well crafted and a delight to read."-Chicago Tribune "A fascinating journey...? clear yet sparkling window upon history with a superb narrative, so perfectly balanced between history and fiction that it clears away the mists of time from antiquity, giving the reader the impression that events over a span of ten centuries occurred only yesterday."-Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Strong...?ppealing...? haven't read so satisfactory a saga in years...?n fact, perhaps not ever before...? It gives you not only history but comfort."-Chicago Sun-Times "[Edward] Rutherfurd holds us all consistently intrigued. In Sarum he has created a splendid novel that will bring many hours of diversified reading pleasure."-The Plain Dealer "A richly imagined vision of history, written with genuine delight."-San Francisco Chronicle "Rutherfurd is at his best...? His storytelling skills are substantial...? One of the best books of the season."-Kansas City Star "Absorbing...? superior historical novel...?his blockbuster saga should appeal to discriminating readers, since Rutherfurd has an excellent grasp of his subject and a compelling story to tell."-Publishers Weekly
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