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Ice By Charles Morgan
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In the 46th Century of Lord Zoroaster the World is facing climatic change that threatens to destroy the Northern Republic of Severnaya. Senator Mannanan leads the remnant of his people across the... More > globe to find a new land to live in, and in the process initiates an epic struggle that will convulse the planet and create a new religion. An epic saga of science fiction that draws on the religion of Zoroastrianism, the language of the Byzantine Empire and the myths of the ancient Celts to create a future history of unbelievable savagery.< Less
Court of the Hazels By Charles Morgan
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The story opens on Queen Victoria's Jubilee in 1897. Morgan, a local farmer has been hired to take the wood to the top of the Sugar Loaf, a local hill in the Usk Valley, to light a bonfire in... More > celebration. Morgan is late and the local squire, Colonel Sanderman, demands that the wood be carried up the hill without him. The locals warn him that only Morgan can get the wood up the hill as the hill really belongs to him. The advice is ignored. Morgan is in fact with his pre-teenage children, George and Sian, picking herbs for his horses to eat. As they ride towards the mountain they turn the horses in a deserted farm called Cwrt-y-gollen (Court of the Hazels). Morgan explains that the farm was once owned by their family and how their ancestors the princes of Gwent Uwch-Coed were murdered here in the 12th Century. So begins a story that will destroy all their lives and the lives of those they love.< Less
Byzantium By Charles Morgan
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In 1204, as the Fourth Crusade arrives in Constantinople, diverted by the machinations of the Doge of Venice, so a Roman Princess, Anna Comnena, falls in love with Edward, the English head of the... More > Imperial Guard. As Edward fights again the Norman lords who drove his family out of England, so Anna will have to choose between her love for Edward and her love for her city and the faith it represents.< Less
The Windhover By Charles Morgan
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An epic Russian family saga that runs from the Revolution to the death of Stalin. At its core are Nicolai and Anna, the children of Russian and German communists, whose love for one another seems... More > doomed amidst the nightmare of Stalin’s Russia and the war that engulfs both their countries.< Less
Moel's Cradle By Charles Morgan
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Set in Southern England and based on actual events that took place in the summer of 1986, three young people, Dave, a former heroin dealer who is sick of his lifestyle, Sarah, a seventeen year old... More > girl who has been on the road for three months and Roz, who is running away from her homicidal boyfriend meet by chance and end up traveling together in an old pick-up. Along the way they met up with a variety of ageing hippies, travelers and mystics as they try to avoid the encroaching arm of the law. As much a critique of Thatcher’s Britain as a vision of a lost rural world and a lament for both for the people who once lived there and for the New Agers who sought to emulate them. Over them all stand the ancient Celtic monuments of Southern England, communicating both a sense of dark mystery and the threat of looming violence.< Less
Yehoshua By Charles Morgan
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'It was at that time that a man appeared - if ‘man’ is the right word - who had all the attributes of a man but seemed to be something greater. His actions, certainly, were superhuman,... More > for he worked such amazing miracles that I for one cannot regard him as a man; yet in view of his likeness to ourselves I cannot regard him as an angel either.' Josephus's words from 2000 years ago are as apt now as they were then to describe Yehoshua, the Jewish Messiah.< Less
1871 By Charles Morgan
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The book opens with Rouget running through the streets of Paris, late for his work as a bookbinder. Rouget is a 35 year old former Marine who has sailed the world as a gunner in the French Navy. His... More > father is an old Jacobin revolutionary who narrowly escaped transportation after the 1848 uprising, while his only sister is disabled. He has a long standing friendship with Clemence and her daughter Jeanne. However, that day at work he meets Therese, a middle class spinster of his own age, who is touring the factory with its owner. Divided by class, wealth and politics they find themselves thrown together through their mutual attraction as Paris is engulfed in war, famine and revolution.< Less
Sympathy for the Devil By Charles Morgan
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Set in 7th Century Europe Brother Morvran, a monk at the Laune Monastery in Ireland who saw his family slaughtered by the Saxons receives a summons from Father Columbanus to go to the Abbey of... More > Luxcuil in France, in order to prepare for a special mission. Columbanus is about to found a monastery at Bobbio, in order to convert the Lombards from the Arian heresy, and Morvran expects that he will accompany him to Lombardy. Instead, he discovers to his horror that he is to be sent into the Thuringian Forest to work among the pagan Germans. He is to be accompanied by two inexperienced monks, Brothers Segius and Petri, both of whom, like himself, are fluent German speakers. Morvran pleads with Columbanus not to send him, as those to whom he will be ministering are of the same race as those who killed his family and enslaved him, but Columbanus sees the mission as a test of Morvran's faith and insists that he go into the German forest where he will confront Kragan, the tribal chieftain and Morvran’s nemesis.< Less
In the Shadow of the Hill By Charles Morgan
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The year is 1924 and in his ancestral seat of Lake House, Michael Summoner, Lord Granville, is dying. He has left his fortune and title to his eldest surviving son, Edward. At his bedside is his... More > youngest son Simon, Simon's fiancée, Vanessa, and his daughter Deborah. Edward is down at the village pub with his friends getting drunk to celebrate his good fortune. The family doctor arrives and seeing that Michael is dying goes to tell Edward. Doctor Sinclair finds him on the verge of marrying Rachel Stevens, the daughter of a farm labourer on his father's estate. He has met her in the pub where she has been sitting alone. Unable to get Edward to change his mind, the doctor agrees to be a witness at their impromptu wedding. So begins a family saga in which an English aristocratic family finds itself at war, not only with itself but with elemental forces of destruction beyond its comprehension.< Less
Moses By Charles Morgan
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A fictionalised account of the story of Moses told from a Christian perspective.