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THE COMPLETE MIRRORED SWORD: PARTS ONE AND TWO

THE COMPLETE MIRRORED SWORD: PARTS ONE AND TWO

THE COMPLETE MIRRORED SWORD: PARTS ONE AND TWO

THE COMPLETE MIRRORED SWORD: PARTS ONE AND TWO

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Overview

What happens when the world's worst shrew meets the world's most formidable warrior?

Mirrored Sword, a comedy as black as the Plague, as

turbulent as the Wars of the Roses. She is an aspiring painter and devoted

Yorkist. He is the legendary but ageing Beast of Ferrybridge - a Lancastrian

stalwart! Rebellion in Lincolnshire throws them together, the Yorkist king

keeps them together, and thus they must work out their destinies and the kingdom's,

in an epic story that combines laughter and tears, romance and adventure,

history and make-believe, high art and vulgar entertainment, all the while

juggling with psychological complexities, family relationships, religious

themes and questions about love and loyalty: a medieval banquet, loaded with

surprises, colourful characters and poetic justice.

Part One, The Dance, is a journey from Lincolnshire to

London, where he goes in search of a fool brother, and she goes in quest of a

royal romance, the story careering through a series of revealing encounters,

climaxing in treachery and mayhem at Baynard Castle, the king's London home.

Part Two, The Tour, is their return journey from London

to Lincolnshire, as companions and fellow travellers of the king, when their

previous encounters are even more revealing in reverse order, ending in a

rising tide of bloodshed and revenge, malice and pure evil, hope and desperate

self-belief, deep in the fens.

The narrative represents the viewpoints of eight different characters in Part One,

and then concentrates on the viewpoints of just two characters in Part Two, the

hero and heroine, as they struggle to shake off, manipulate, dominate, or

understand and accept each other. Themes include conflicting loyalties and challenging

relationships associated with lovers, friends, family, pets, and political

allies. Chapters are presented as 31 calendar dates in the year 1471. The book

includes a map, charts and headers to orientate readers.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780645198256
Publisher: Allan Hands
Publication date: 12/10/2021
Series: Mirrored Sword , #3
Pages: 774
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.54(d)

About the Author

'Allan Hands' is a pen name adapted from the names of my grandfathers (ALLAN McPherson and Claude HANDS). It is easier to remember than my real name, Ross McPherson. I was born in Sydney, Australia, in 1955, attended Macquarie University and graduated in 1977 with a B.A. in English literature. After a series of knockabout jobs (taxi driver, cleaner, council labourer, farm labourer, delivery driver), I attended Carseldine College of Advanced Education in 1987 and was awarded a Graduate Diploma in Education. There followed a 20 years career as a school teacher in Queensland, including a stint in distance education, first based at Longreach and then at Emerald. I never married and I have no children. I now reside on 4 semi-rural acres, keeping reasonably fit while improving my mind with amateur studies in English, Latin and Greek literature, among other things. Other biographical information is available at my website: https://mirroredsword.com

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