The most shattering secret of the last two thousand years
The first publication of The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail in 1982 sparked off a storm of controversy that continues to this day.The enigma: a discovery at Rennes-le-Château that offers little in the way of material wealth, but whose secret rocked the foundations of contemporary politics and the Christian faith.The players: the Knights Templar, the Cathar heretics of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries and a dynasty of obscure French kings deposed more than 1,300 years ago.The conclusion: as persuasive, controversial and explosive as it was when first published over twenty years ago.The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail is not just a classic of its kind, it's a book that's impossible to put down.
'All the ingredients of a classic 19th-Century mystery novel...a book that will be hotly denounced and widely read' Financial Times
'Has all the ingredients of an international thriller...incredible' Newsweek
Simon Prebble has had more than 60 roles in television, plays, serials, and documentarites, including Hamlet, Six Wives of Henry VIII, and Photofinish. He has recorded more than 200 audiobooks in his career.
An abridgement of The Holy Blood and The Holy Grail (C) Michael Baigent, Richard leigh & Henry Lincoln 1982,1983
Published by Century in hardback and Arrow in paperback
Produced by Kevin Thomsen
Executive Producer Jacob Bronstein
Abridged by Garet Scott
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