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    DescriptionAll talk is of the End-time...and the dead are rising. At the end of the sunless summer of 1560, black rumour shrouds the death of the one woman who stands between Lord Robert Dudley and marriage to the young Queen Elizabeth. Did Dudley's wife, Amy, die from an accidental fall in a deserted house, or was it a calculated murder? Even Dr John Dee, astrologer royal, adviser on the Hidden and one of Dudley's oldest friends, is uncertain. Then a rash promise to the Queen sends him to his family's old home on the Welsh Border in pursuit of the Wigmore Shewstone, a crystal credited supernatural properties. With Dee goes Robert Dudley, considered the most hated man in England. They travel with the entourage of a London judge sent to try a sinister Welsh brigand with a legacy dating back to the Battle of Brynglas, in which close to a thousand Englishmen died at the hands of the Welsh. After the battle, many of the bodies were, according to legend, obscenely mutilated. Now, on the same haunted hill, another dead man has been found, similarly slashed. Devious politics, small-town corruption, twisted religion and a brooding superstition leave John Dee isolated in the land of his father...


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    Title
    The Heresy of Dr Dee
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Phil Rickman
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 480
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 46 mm
    Weight: 757 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781848872769
    ISBN 10: 1848872763
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.3
    DC21: 823.92
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: FV
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC classification: PS
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T General Subject: 550
    Ingram Subject Code: FM
    Libri: I-FM
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 69
    BISAC V2.8: FIC022060, FIC022000, FIC014000
    BISAC region code: 1.1.2.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: FV, FFH
    Edition statement
    New.
    Publisher
    ATLANTIC BOOKS
    Imprint name
    Corvus
    Publication date
    01 November 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Phil Rickman lives on the Welsh border where he writes and presents the book programme Phil the Shelf on BBC Radio Wales. He is the hugely popular author of The Bones of Avalon and the Merrily Watkins Mysteries.
    Review quote
    Praise for The Bones of Avalon: 'Phil Rickman is one of my all-time favorites. He's done it again with his usual sense of permeating atmosphere, with vivid characters in a complex plot that grows through the bones of history like a deadly nightshade.' Diana Gabaldon 'Brilliantly imagined and grippingly executed' The Times 'This one is rather special... Rickman makes a wonderfully assured leap into the sixteenth century... compelling and historically convincing' Spectator