#EmptyShelf 2016 #28: The Falcons of Montabard by @Chadwickauthor (Time Warner, 2003)

2016-05-26 19.56.37As a long-term fan of Georgette Heyer, typically regency novels are more my type of historical novel, but I’ve been playing with a few others – another £1 charity shop buy – I enjoyed The Falcons of Montabard – I’ve got very little knowledge of that period, but judging by the extra-reading offered at the end, it seems well researched, and the story was well paced – giving insights into the brutal realities of living life in the 1120s, especially on trips to Jerusalem at a time of severe fighting, and in which women were ‘sold’ – along with their properties – to men who wanted to establish a foothold in the region. I’d definitely read another one by this author – and there definitely seem to be plenty.

A rather blurred page that I snapped, because the ‘descendent of a fish that St Peter caught’ tickled my sense of humour:

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