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King of the Wood by Valerie Anand (1988 1st Ed Hardback)


£30.00

Good condition used Hardback
with intact Dust Jacket.

1988 First Edition published by
Headline Book Publishing, London.
Author: Valerie Anand.
ISBN: 0747200548.
Approx dims: 220mm h x 145mm w x 35mm d.

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King of the Wood by Valerie Anand

Condition and Description:

Good condition used Hardback with intact Dust Jacket.

1988 First Edition published by Headline Book Publishing, London.
Author: Valerie Anand.
ISBN: 0747200548.
Approx dims: 220mm h x 145mm w x 35mm d.

Intact clean glossy condition dust jacket with slight creasing to edges, plus slight rubbing and signs of handling. DJ intact spine. Dust Jacket over very good condition green cloth boards with gilt title lettering to spine. 374 clean tanned pages of English text, no inscriptions. Page ends tanned. Image shown is actual book for sale.

Synopsis of King of the Wood by Valerie Anand:

”A novel about William Rufus, one of the more interesting and unusual Medieval monarchs, it also serves as a fourth book in the author’s Gildenford trilogy, following the lives of the descendants of Brand of Fallowdene.

To William Rufus’ corrupt and opulent court comes the young Norman Ralph des Aix – Eager to win his knight’s fee from the new English king. But although fortune – and King Rufus – seems to smile on him, Ralph rapidly discovers that to be King’s favourite is bewildering – and not always pleasant. Many feel that the rundown holding of Chenna’s Tun, deep in the heart of the New Forest, is a poor reward for his services.

In the remote heart of the great wood, Ralph and his passionate young wife, Sybil of Fallowdene, are relentlessly drawn into the growing conflict between the greedy sophistication of the Norman court and the dark world of the Saxon forest with all its hidden rites. A net of danger closes round Ralph, Sybil and the glittering, lonely figure of King Rufus. And to be truly lord of his own manor, Ralph learns that he must bear the ancient title, King of the Wood, with all its mysterious and barbaric responsibilities….”