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The Gift and the Promise

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A recreation of 11th-century England, a wounded and divided land, drawn in all its bloody, violent, turbulent and irresistible colour.
Paperback, 384 pages
Published October 7th 1999 by Piatkus Books
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Apr 03, 2016 Gary rated it it was amazing
Pulls you into 11th century at the time of the Norman invasion of 1066 when William the Bastard defeated the Saxons and seized the throne from Earl Harold Godwinson.
As Saxon England chafes under the Norman hoof, the beautiful Cleowyn whose family has been destroyed marries a Norman Lord Renaud, in order to keep her father's inheritance, Renaud was once a childhood friend bu she now detests him.
Meanwhile the brave Aelfrun is enslaved by Scots raiders in Northern England and her small son lost.
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Sarah Pernell is a Londoner born and bred, now living in Rugby. She is married with two grown-up children.

Sarah has always been fascinated by history, particularly the early mediaeval period, and was prompted to write her first novel after reading one so poorly researched that she felt she just had to do better.

Sarah's first book, "The Gift and the Promise" is set at the time of the Norman Conques
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