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The Resource The Woodville connection, K.E. Martin

The Woodville connection, K.E. Martin

Label
The Woodville connection
Title
The Woodville connection
Statement of responsibility
K.E. Martin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
There are many stories with which I bore my greedy visitors but there is one I never shall tell. Although it pleases me to confide this tale to my good friends quill and parchment, I have instructed the stout, dumpling-cheeked widow who sees to the comfort of my house to feed my writings to the flames the moment I breathe my last. I do not doubt that she will obey my order since I have bought her loyalty with gold and soft words, and in any case the woman is unlettered and has little interest in my ramblings. Thus I would have it. I am the last survivor of those who took part in the Plaincourt Manor affair and I have vowed to take that secret to my grave..." The illegitimate child of a penniless knight and a woman of easy virtue, Francis Cranley is abandoned by his mother when his father is killed in battle bravely fighting for the esteemed House of York. Realizing the babe faces certain death without his intervention, the Duke of York decides to repay his dead knight's loyalty by saving the child, taking him in and raising him at Middleham Castle alongside his own children, including the youngest, Richard of Gloucester, to whom he grows particularly attached, displaying an unswerving loyalty from an early age.Capable, quick-witted and handy in a fight, Cranley is chosen by Gloucester to untangle a mystery that arrives at the castle one wintery December morning in the guise of an old soldier on the run. Accused of murdering a child, the man begs Gloucester to help him prove his innocence. Years ago he saved the Duke's life and now he hopes the favour will be returned. Gloucester wants to help, but he cannot be seen to aid a man wanted by the King's justices, since the King is his beloved brother. So he turns to Cranley, who then embarks on a journey that puts his life in mortal danger as he uncovers dark secrets and is pitted against powerful enemies uncomfortably close to the throne.A tale of intrigue, mystery and high drama set against the backdrop of one of the most dramatic episodes in English history, this debut novel from Kathy Martin draws upon her skills as a historian to vividly recreate the landscapes of England that played host to such events
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Martin, Kathy
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6113.A7835
LC item number
W66 2013eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Great Britain
  • FICTION / Historical
  • Great Britain
Label
The Woodville connection, K.E. Martin
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Publication
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multicolored
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Control code
889812961
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Extent
1 online resource (233 pages)
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online
Isbn
9781473830011
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computer
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rdamedia
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3dc266d9-3421-4aa3-970f-189b596a1b51
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(OCoLC)889812961
Label
The Woodville connection, K.E. Martin
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
889812961
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (233 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781473830011
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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3dc266d9-3421-4aa3-970f-189b596a1b51
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)889812961

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