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A Place Beyond Courage: Number 1 in series

Elizabeth Chadwick

5 Reviews

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Fiction, Historical fiction

Chadwick's historical grasp is secure and vivid in this punchy prequel to her last two FitzGilbert epics...an absorbing narrative that canters along [FINANCIAL TIMES]

Another wonderfully written, immensely moving and immaculately researched novel from an author who grows in stature with every book she writes [LANCASHIRE EVENING Post]

Spellbinding . . . Based on real characters and ex

The early twelfth century is a time for ambitious men to prosper, and royal servant John FitzGilbert Marshal is one of them. Raised high as the kin of the deceased King Henry battle each other for England s throne, John reaps rich rewards but pays a terrible price for the choices he makes - as do his family. His wife, fragile, naive Aline is hopelessly unequipped to cope with the demands of a life lived on the edge and, when John is seriously injured in battle, her worst nightmare is realised.

Sybilla, bright, forthright sister to the Earl of Salisbury, finds herself used as a bargaining counter when her brother seeks to seal a truce with his troublesome neighbour, John FitzGilbert. And then there is Sybilla s small son, William, seized hostage by the King for John s word of honour. But sometimes keeping your honour means breaking your word...

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Praise for A Place Beyond Courage: Number 1 in series

  • Chadwick's historical grasp is secure and vivid in this punchy prequel to her last two FitzGilbert epics...an absorbing narrative that canters along [FINANCIAL TIMES]

  • Another wonderfully written, immensely moving and immaculately researched novel from an author who grows in stature with every book she writes [LANCASHIRE EVENING Post]

  • Spellbinding . . . Based on real characters and extensive research, Chadwick's imaginative tale will keep readers captive till the final page [Publishers Weekly]

  • Picking up an Elizabeth Chadwick novel you know you are in for a sumptuous ride. Beautifully strong characters and real feel for time and place [Daily Telegraph]

  • An extraordinary, wonderful, true story . . . I really felt that I had walked with William Marshal, and that my own life was enriched [Richard Lee, Founder and Publisher of The Historical Novel Society]

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Elizabeth Chadwick

Much of Elizabeth Chadwick's research is carried out as a member of Regia Anglorum, an early mediaeval re-enactment society with emphasis on accurately re-creating the past. She also tutors in the skill of writing historial and romantic fiction. She won a Betty Trask Award for The Wild Hunt and has been shortlisted for the RNA Awards four times.

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