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by Henry Treece
In the last days of the Viking era, young Runolf of Orkney, dazzled by an idealization of the Viking world of folksong and myth, set out to seek his fortune with a band of ruthless adventurers.
(first published 1965)
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Apr 07, 2011 Gill rated it really liked it · review of another edition
Currently I have a journal to make an entry in called History:The Vikings. I thought this was a book I had read in childhood, but looking at its published date it must have been that I read it with/to or was read it by one of my sons. Probably read to by my older dyslexic son Adrian, the subject matter would have appealed to him, and he was a reluctant reader until 15 when he took up reading French and Russian heavyweights before going off to Uni to study history and becoming an EFL teacher and ...more
Henry Treece (22 December 1911 – 10 June 1966) was a British poet and writer, who worked also as a teacher, and editor. He is perhaps best remembered now as a historical novelist, particularly as a children's historical novelist, although he also wrote some adult historical novels.More about Henry Treece...