Register   -   Login  -   Shopping Bag ( 0 ) cart

CART SUBTOTAL
£0
SHIPPING
£

TOTAL
£0


The Emerald Of Burgos

Gordon Thomas

It is Burgos in 1599. María commits a crime so serious she could be hanged or burned at the stake. She is terrified of being caught so she and her friend Lucía flee for Madrid.

£9.99

Product is added to your shopping bag.


Continue Shopping

Product is updated to your shopping bag.


Continue Shopping
ISBN : 978-1-84897-446-3
Published : 26/06/2014
Pages : 367
Size : 205x140mm
Imprint : Olympia Publishers


Gordon Thomas

Gordon is now retired and lives with his wife in London, England. He began his career lecturing in physics at King's College, London. From there he went to the Home Office to work mainly as a scientist and also as an administrator. Latterly, his responsibilities were in police science and physical security. Since retiring he has become a keen writer and this is his debut novel.

VIEW AUTHOR

About Book

It is Burgos in 1599. María commits a crime so serious she could be hanged or burned at the stake. She is terrified of being caught so she and her friend Lucía flee for Madrid.

They are perplexed by what a gypsy soothsayer tells them. She says that María will be surprisingly capable, but not ashamed, of working in her new profession. What can it be? How can this woman know of María's long lost brother? Will María find him? And what does the prediction, this woman dares not put into words, mean for Lucía?

A charming wagon driver gives the fugitives a lift. Then they are kidnapped...

Gordon Thomas's second novel is a daring prequel to his first, The Harpist of Madrid. This one is a page-turning, historical adventure focused on these two women and Beatrix, a third. It sensitively explores their struggle to survive as camp followers, not only on the Spanish army's march from Genoa to Brussels but also in the raging battle for Ostend.

It depicts their fiery relationships and the often amusing, sometimes tragic encounters with their many and needy customers. It boils with emotion, confounds with intrigue and dazzles with surprises.

You may also like