The Resource A column of fire, Ken Follett

A column of fire, Ken Follett

Label
A column of fire
Title
A column of fire
Statement of responsibility
Ken Follett
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1558, the ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn apart by religious conflict. As power in England shifts precariously between Catholics and Protestants, royalty and commoners clash, testing friendship, loyalty, and love. Ned Willard wants nothing more than to marry Margery Fitzgerald. But when the lovers find themselves on opposing sides of the religious conflict dividing the country, Ned goes to work for Princess Elizabeth. When she becomes queen, all Europe turns against England. The shrewd, determined young monarch sets up the country's first secret service to give her early warning of assassination plots, rebellions, and invasion plans. Over a turbulent half century, the love between Ned and Margery seems doomed as extremism sparks violence from Edinburgh to Geneva. Elizabeth clings to her throne and her principles, protected by a small, dedicated group of resourceful spies and courageous secret agents. The real enemies, then as now, are not the rival religions. The true battle pitches those who believe in tolerance and compromise against the tyrants who would impose their ideas on everyone else, no matter what the cost
Member of
Summary
The relationship between a man in service to Elizabeth I and a woman on the opposing side of England's religious divide is challenged by violent ideological power shifts, torn loyalties, and the queen's circle of spies
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10576355
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Follett, Ken
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Pillars of the Earth
Series volume
0003
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Anti-Catholicism
  • Church and state
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
A column of fire, Ken Follett
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
000060609460
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
1135 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432844103
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)1007631191
Label
A column of fire, Ken Follett
Publication
Copyright
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
000060609460
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
1135 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432844103
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)1007631191

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