The Grove of Eagles

The Grove of Eagles : A Novel of Elizabethan England

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Set in the last years of Elizabeth I's reign, Winston Graham's The Grove of Eagles seamlessly blends historical fact and fiction in a rich tale full of unforgettable characters.

In 1588 the Spanish Armada had been defeated in the English Channel and the whole of Elizabethan England was alert for the revenge that surely had to follow.

Men like John Killigrew, commanding a key position on the Cornish coast, were vital to the survival of the country, and it is through the eyes of his eldest son, Maugan, that the story unfolds. Rich in action, it is also crowded with unforgettable characters, many of them based on actual historical figures.

Maugan Killigrew himself emerges, through his loneliness and his love, his physical suffering in a Spanish gaol, as a touchingly honest and believable character who is, above all things, a man of his time.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 656 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 37mm | 989g
  • Macmillan Bello
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • On Demand
  • black & white illustrations
  • 144725662X
  • 9781447256625
  • 1,408,813

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The canvas is wide, the picture stirring and brilliantly detailed. This is a rich, absorbing tale of a corner of England during hazardous times, and of a full-blooded family. * Oxford Times * Winston Graham has such a knowledge of Elizabethan Cornwall, such fidelity to fact and atmosphere, that I am conquered, as no doubt his many readers will be. -- A. L. Rowse Lusty and rewarding - all the excitement of a nation at war with Spain. * Daily Express * Absorbing . . . written with sure skill, a nice feeling for character and a vast knowledge of the 16th century. * New York Times *
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About Winston Graham

Winston Graham was the author of more than forty novels, including The Walking Stick, Angel, Pearl and Little God, Stephanie and Tremor. His novels have been widely translated and his famous Poldark series has been developed into two television series shown in twenty-four countries. Six of Winston Graham's books have been filmed for the big screen, the most notable being Marnie, directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Winston Graham was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and in 1983 was awarded the OBE. He died in July 2003.
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