Sansom, C.J.. SOVEREIGN - MacMillan 2006


The Book

For sale is a very good hardback copy of the novel, Sovereign by C.J. Sansom, published in 2006 by MacMillan.

TitleSovereign
AuthorC.J. Sansom
PublisherMacMillan
Editionfirst edition, first printing
ISBN1-4050-5048-9
copyright year2006
weight (g)930
height (cm)24
width (cm)16
pages573
cover price £/$16.99

The book is a first edition, first printing as evidenced by a full numberline on the copyright page.

The book has black boards and gold lettering. The boards have no knocks or signs of wear. Internally there are no marks or inscriptions. The pages are very slightly toned but with no other marks, have no tears or creases, and the binding is tight and square.

The very good dust jacket is complete showing the original cover price of £16.99. It has a little creasing to the edges.

Overall a very good copy of a novel by a popular author.

The book is not an ex library book, it has no remainder marks or publisher's stamps.


The Author

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CJ Sansom was educated at Birmingham University, where he took a BA and then a Ph.D. in history. After working in a variety of jobs, he retrained as a solicitor and practised in Sussex, until becoming a full-time writer. Following on from his remarkable debut, DISSOLUTION, DARK FIRE is the second novel in his Shardlake series, and the third, SOVEREIGN, will be published by Macmillan in 2006. He lives in Brighton.


The Novel

It is autumn, 1541. Following the uncovering of a plot against his throne in Yorkshire, King Henry VIII has set out on a spectacular Progress to the North to overawe his rebellious subjects there. Accompanied by a thousand soldiers, the cream of the nobility, and his fifth wife Catherine Howard, the King is to attend an extravagant submission of the local gentry at York. Already in the city are lawyer Matthew Shardlake and his assistant Jack Barak. As well as assisting with legal work processing petitions to the King, Shardlake has reluctantly undertaken a special mission - to ensure the welfare of an important but dangerous conspirator being returned to London for interrogation. But the murder of a local glazier involves Shardlake in deeper mysteries, connected not only to the prisoner in York Castle but to the royal family itself. As the Great Progress arrives in the city, Shardlake and Barak stumble upon a cache of secret papers that holds danger for the King's throne, and a chain of events unfolds that will lead Shardlake facing the most terrifying fate of the age.


Reviews

Independent
'Between them, Sansom and Starkey have the 16th century licked.'

Sunday Times
'A parchment turner, and a regal one at that.'

Independent on Sunday
It’s deeper, stronger and subtler than most novels in this genre including Umberto Eco’s The Name of the Rose) . . .


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