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The Dragon at Noonday (Brothers of Gwynedd #2)

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Wales is gloriously united, while England is torn in two by bloody strife. Llewelyn seizes the opportunity to force recognition of his title and right as Prince of Wales, refusing to be deflected from his goal, even by the tragic deaths of his mother and sister or by his brothers' treachery. But in allying himself with the mighty Earl of Leicester, he stands to win everyth ...more
Paperback, 342 pages
Published October 15th 1987 by Headline (first published 1976)
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John Newcomb
Oct 14, 2016 rated it liked it
Those Pesky Welsh princes are up to mischief in the 13th Century again. Llewellyn has imprisoned two brothers whilst the other emigrates to England to avoid him....................... and he is the good guy.
Jul 05, 2017 rated it liked it
If I could have I would have given it 3 1/2. I'm enjoying the series and will keep reading.
Still I remember that homecoming we had, when we rode back to Aber from the assembly of all the chieftains of Wales, in the spring of the year of grace, one thousand, two hundred and fifty-eight.

Llewellyn has united all Wales besides one, Griffith ap Gwenwynwyn of Powys, or the English version Griffith de la Pole - "new made and puny, but alive. God forbid we should ask too much of it at birth, but at least we have seen it born."
Edward Mitchell
Nov 07, 2016 rated it it was ok
The Brothers of Gwynedd is a fictional account of how the Princes of Wales United together to forge an Independent Wales.
Sunday Times Says : "The Complexities of Medieval life are Excellently presented'
South Wales Argus : "A Powerful Drama by a Vivid & Imaginative Storyteller ; Unfolding with Conviction so typical of Edith Pargeter.
Edward Mitchell "Great Story with strong characters and blended with Historical insights.
Aug 28, 2009 rated it really liked it
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This series needs to be read consecutively. I suddenly noticed I hadn't acknowledged that I had finished volume 2 and I'm well into volume 3. I know I put the second down, picked up the third and started straight in..
The detail is enthralling, the story proceeds at a lick and EP's touch never wavers in her ability to bring the characters and the events of the time to life.
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aka Peter Benedict, Jolyon Carr, Ellis Peters (later editions of her work are sometimes published under this pseudonym), and John Redfern

West Midlands Literary Heritage website biography

Novelist. Born September 1913 at Horsehay, Shropshire. Her father was a clerk at a local ironworks. Edith attended Dawley Church of England School and the Coalbrookdale High School for Girls. Through her mother, s
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