Testament

Testament

by Alis Hawkins
     
 

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It is 1385 and master mason Simon of Kineton is building his magnum opus—a great college to rival any in England. But the Bishop of Salter, hostile to free education, is determined to sabotage Simon's project. When rumors spread that the mason's son is cursed, the bishop sees an opportunity to undermine both Simon and the college. 600 years later, in the same

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It is 1385 and master mason Simon of Kineton is building his magnum opus—a great college to rival any in England. But the Bishop of Salter, hostile to free education, is determined to sabotage Simon's project. When rumors spread that the mason's son is cursed, the bishop sees an opportunity to undermine both Simon and the college. 600 years later, in the same city, Damia Miller has been employed to promote penniless Kineton and Dacre college. She soon realizes that a grotesque wall painting uncovered during renovations may hold the key to the ancient college's survival. A startling feat of imaginative skill, this debut novel is a heartbreaking reminder of what it is that makes us human—no matter what era we are born into.

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"An elaborate double narrative, zig-zagging between the fourteenth century and the present day."  —Mail on Sunday

"An ambitious first novel . . . skillfully bridges two vastly different time periods."  —Peterborough Evening Telegraph

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230706385
Publisher:
Macmillan Publishers Limited
Publication date:
05/01/2010
Series:
Macmillan New Writing
Pages:
568
Sales rank:
1,386,296
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet the Author

Alis Hawkins is a speech and language therapist, working in schools.

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