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Author Name:    TAIT, Herbert

Title:   Redwulf the Outlander. First Printing in dustjacket

Publisher:    Clarke, Irwin & Company Limited, Toronto / Vancouver, 1972, ISBN:0772005729 

Seller ID:   112727

TAIT, Herbert. Redwulf the Outlander. Toronto / Vancouver : Clarke, Irwin &Company Limited, 1972. First Printing. Pp (4),[1]-187,(1). Illustrated. 8v o, red cloth, gilt lettering to spine. A book of juvenile historical fiction set in Viking times. "Young Redwulf, son of a Viking king, is forced, by threat of death, to leave his land and people. Driven across the sea in a small cratt, he is shipwrecked on the coast of England. There a Saxon bowmanbefriends him, though he is at first regarded with suspicion by the other Saxons to whom he is an outlander one of the hated Norsemen who raid their villages and kill their people. His skill with the bow serves the Saxons well in time of famine, however, and his mastery of the harp makes their banquets merry. Eventually he comes to be accepted as a respected member of the community. But then the Vikings attack. The houses are burned and many of the villagers are killed. The Saxons turn on Redwulf, claiming that he has betrayed them in giving aid to one ot his countrymen in distress. He is subjected to the dreaded ordeal of trial by fire, and is compelled to flee to a monastery for sanctuary. Once more the raiders come, and once again death and djestruction lie in their wake. Only the Saxon King, Alfred, can save the countrv from the marauders. The story of how Redwulf gives his support to the King and fights in the battle in which the Norsemen are for the first time decisively defeated, is an exciting, suspense-filled narrative." (from the dj). Very good in nicked, price-clipped dustjacket. 20.00


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