Gondar. First Edition in dustjacket, Signed

By: LUARD, Nicholas

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LUARD, Nicholas. Gondar. London [et al] : Century, (1988). First Edition. Pp (6),v-vi,1-628,(4). 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "This novel, a giant of a book, exotic, fantastic, rich in characters both real an dimaginary, is the sotry, based on true historical events, of the struggle forcontrol of a remote African kingdom which took place in the 19th Century.G ondar, in Abyssinia, is perched on mountains so high that they are called the Mountains of the moon. It's exquisite castles and audience chambers are empty now, but at the time of this story they were the centre of a deadly power struggle.Four characters lie at the heart of the epic conflict. The exquisite Ozoro Rachel, Gondar's hereditary Queen/Empress, conceived at the source of the Nile, exiled in girlhood when the Acab Saat, greediest of all Gondar's high priests, seizes power for himself. Jamie Oran, the young Scottish explorer, evicted from his Hebridean home during the Highland Clearances, who comes to Africa dreaming of finding the source of the Nile. And thetwin son and daughter of Gondar's neighbouring ruler, sold into slavery as children, bound by primeval ties of blood and kinship to seek until they f ind one another again. On the dusty, sand-baked slave routes of Africa, through her savage deserts and jungles, in Arab trading towns rich with gold, and primitive native villages alive with magic and superstition, the paths of these four characters are destined to cross and criss-cross, until at last they merge in one mission; the reconquest of Gondar.Nicholas Luard's majestic novel reflects on every page his deep love for and knowledge of Africa, her people, her wildlife, her landscapes, and demonstrates once again what spellbinding power lies in the hands of a master storyteller." (from thedj). ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES MAY BE REQUIRED FOR ORDERS OUTSIDE CANADA DUE TO IS WEIGHT. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. Signed with inscripti on by the author. 25.00

Title: Gondar. First Edition in dustjacket, Signed

Author Name: LUARD, Nicholas

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Century, London [et al], 1988, ISBN:0712619194:

Seller ID: 108211