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The Last Kingdom(Chinese Edition)

Bernard Cornwell

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Paperback. Pub Date: in 1905 06 Pages: 496 in Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers The first book in a and new series The Last Kingdom is set in England during the reign of King Alfred.Uhtred is an English boy. Born into the aristocracy of ninth-century Northumia. Orphaned at ten. he is captured and adopted by a Dane and taught the Viking ways. Yet Uhtred's fate is indissolubly bound up with Alfred. King of Wessex. who rules over the only English kingdom to survive the Danish assault. The struggle between the English and the Danes and the strife between christianity and paganism is the background to Uhtred's growing up. He is left uncertain of his loyalties but a slaughter in a winter dawn propels him to the English side and he will become a man just as the Danes launch their fiercest attack yet on Alfred's kingdom. Marriage ties him further still to the West Saxon cause but ...

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Author:   Bernard Cornwell

ISBN:   000721801X

ISBN 13:   9780007218011

Publisher:   HarperCollins Publishers

About the Author

About the author

Author:  Bernard Cornwell

Author Description:  Bernard Cornwell worked for BBC TV for seven years, mostly as Producer on the Nationwide programme, before taking charge of the Current Affairs department in Northern Ireland. In 1978 he became editor of Thames Television's Thames at Six. Married to an American, he now lives in the United States.

Author Nationality:  British

Author Alive:  Yes