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I Am England

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A Micheneresque epic set in the village of Furnace Green on the Sussex Weald, spanning five linked episodes from 70 AD through 1589. I Am England, Wright's biography of a placid pool on a ridge above a forest, England in microcosm chronicles the lives of Brac the primitive smith, Edred, Alfred's Saxon warrior, Rico, the traveling storyteller, and Francis, ironmonger and ma ...more
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Published April 22nd 1988 by Corgi (first published June 18th 1987)
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Gary
Dec 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If you are a fan of Edward Rutherford's wonderful epics, this novel should be right up your ally.
Intriguing and engaging journey set on the Sussex Weald and surrounding areas, from 70 AD to 1589. Five interconnected chapters take us Through the generations and with passion, and a talent for capturing the circle of life we meet Brac the Iron-smith during the period of the Roman conquest , Edred the savage Saxon warrior and the fiery Danish slave girl he takes as his concubine, Robert the Falconer
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Gary
Jul 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
If you are a fan of Edward Rutherford's wonderful epics, this novel should be right up your ally.
Intriguing and engaging journey set on the Sussex Weald and surrounding areas, from 70 AD to 1589. Five interconnected chapters take us Through the generations and with passion, and a talent for capturing the circle of life we meet Brac the Iron-smith during the period of the Roman conquest , Edred the savage Saxon warrior and the fiery Danish slave girl he takes as his concubine, Robert the Falconer
...more
Heather Morrison
Jun 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
When I first picked up this book, I wasn't sure if I would finish it. I usually enjoy reading history based books but I couldn't connect to the stories or the characters in the early chapters. As the book continued, the character became more well rounded. I am glad I stayed with it.
Rachel
Oct 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
"In this remarkable epic, which spans fifteen centuries from AD 70 to 1589, Furnace Green in the Weald of Sussex is England." - The story is about the people who live there over the centuries and is fascinating.
Alison Agnew
Jan 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
Excellent fictional narrative of England's history, set in the region of Wessex from the time of Alfred the Great to just after Bloody Mary's brutal reign. Loved it.
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