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Lamentation, C.J. Sansom

Label
Lamentation
Title
Lamentation
Statement of responsibility
C.J. Sansom
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Summer, 1546. King Henry VIII is slowly, painfully dying. His Protestant and Catholic councillors are engaged in a final and decisive power struggle; whoever wins will control the government of Henry's successor, eight-year-old Prince Edward. As heretics are hunted across London, and the radical Protestant Anne Askew is burned at the stake, the Catholic party focus their attack on Henry's sixth wife, Matthew Shardlake's old mentor, Queen Catherine Parr. Shardlake, still haunted by events aboard the warship Mary Rose the year before, is working on the Cotterstoke Will case, a savage dispute between rival siblings. Then, unexpectedly, he is summoned to Whitehall Palace and asked for help by his old patron, the now beleaguered and desperate Queen. For Catherine Parr has a secret. She has written a confessional book, Lamentation of a Sinner, so radically Protestant that if it came to the King's attention it could bring both her and her sympathizers crashing down. But, although the book was kept secret and hidden inside a locked chest in the Queen's private chamber, it has - inexplicably - vanished. Only one page has been found, clutched in the hand of a murdered London printer. Shardlake's investigations take him on a trail that begins among the backstreet printshops of London but leads him and Jack Barak into the dark and labyrinthine world of the politics of the royal court; a world he had sworn never to enter again. Loyalty to the Queen will drive him into a swirl of intrigue inside Whitehall Palace, where Catholic enemies and Protestant friends can be equally dangerous, and the political opportunists, who will follow the wind wherever it blows, more dangerous than either. The theft of Queen Catherine's book proves to be connected to the terrible death of Anne Askew, while his involvement with the Cotterstoke litigants threatens to bring Shardlake himself to the stake
Member of
Cataloging source
AU@
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Sansom, C. J
Dewey number
823.92
Illustrations
  • maps
  • genealogical tables
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6119.A57
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
The Shardlake series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shardlake, Matthew (Fictitious character)
  • Lawyers
  • Great Britain
Label
Lamentation, C.J. Sansom
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in Great Britain by Mantle, a division of Pan Macmillan, October 2014
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1580578
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
viii, 643 pages
Isbn
9780316254960
Lccn
2014956680
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1580578
  • (OCoLC)903247275
Label
Lamentation, C.J. Sansom
Publication
Note
Originally published in Great Britain by Mantle, a division of Pan Macmillan, October 2014
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1580578
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
viii, 643 pages
Isbn
9780316254960
Lccn
2014956680
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1580578
  • (OCoLC)903247275

Library Locations

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