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League of Spies: Fortunes of France 4 By Robert Merle

League of Spies: Fortunes of France 4 by Robert Merle

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"League of spies was first published in French as Le Prince qui voilaa in 1982"--Title page verso.

League of Spies: Fortunes of France 4 Summary

League of Spies: Fortunes of France 4 by Robert Merle

An uneasy peace reigns in France, but behind the scenes Catholics, Protestants and the agents of foreign powers are still locked in secretive, bloody combat. As his country's future hangs in the balance, Pierre de Siorac's apparent employment as a doctor masks a more deadly occupation-as a spy working for King Henry IV and his ally Elizabeth I of England, using fair means and foul to protect the peace of two realms. As the plots against his king thicken and the Spanish Armada prepares to sail, Pierre finds himself struggling to save not only his country, but the lives of his entire family. With his back to the wall, he will need a keen wit and a steady sword arm to fight his way to safety.

League of Spies: Fortunes of France 4 Reviews

Praise for the Fortunes of France series

- 'A master of the historical novel.' - Guardian
- 'France's modern Dumas.' - Sunday Times
- 'Both wise and audacious, constantly nudging up against the extraordinary.' - New York Times Book Review
- 'Historical fiction at its very best.' - We Love this Book
- 'Swashbuckling historical fiction... For all its philosophical depth [The Brethren] is a hugely entertaining romp.' - Christobel Kent, Guardian
- 'A sprawling, earthy tale of peril, love, lust, death, dazzling philosophical debate and political intrigue - Gransnet
- 'Sword-slashing action.' - The Connexion

About Robert Merle

Robert Merle (1908-2004) was born in French Algeria, before moving to mainland France in 1918. Originally an English teacher, Merle served as an interpreter with British Expeditionary Force during the Second World War, and was captured by the German army at Dunkirk, the experience of which served as the basis for his Goncourt-prize-winning Weekend at Zuydcoote. He published the 13 volumes of his hugely popular Fortunes of France series over four decades, from 1977 to 2003, the final volume appearing just a year before his death in 2004.

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GOR010713227
9781782273929
1782273921
League of Spies: Fortunes of France 4 by Robert Merle
Used - Like New
Paperback
Pushkin Press
2018-06-27
672
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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