Sarum by Edward Rutherfurd
The Novel of England

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A masterpiece that is breathtaking in its scope, SARUM is an epic novel that traces the entire turbulent course of English history. This rich tapesty weaves a compelling saga of five families who preserve their own particular characteristics over the centuries, and offer a fascinating glimpse into the future.

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Edward Rutherfurd was born in Salisbury, England, and educated at Cambridge University. His first novel, Sarum, was an instant international bestseller. His subsequent novels-Russka and London-were also highly acclaimed bestsellers here and abroad.From the Paperback edition.
Published September 14, 2011 by Ballantine Books. 913 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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A first novel and 10,000-year history of England from Ice Age to present, tracing five fictional families from caveman antecedents to their present incarnations, and set in Sarum (an old name for Salisbury).

Sep 18 1987 | Read Full Review of Sarum: The Novel of England

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Rutherfurd had tried to get around this problem by giving each family line distinct qualities that survive throughout the time span of the book – the Wilson family are always cunning, shifty and untrustworthy, whilst the Masons are short, fat and red-faced, for example – which is quite a feat of ...

Nov 18 2010 | Read Full Review of Sarum: The Novel of England

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