Almodis the Peaceweaver
Impress Books, 2011
345pp, £6.99, pb, ISBN 9781907605055
eb, £4.99, ISBN 9781907605093
Almodis the Peaceweaver was shortlisted for the 2009 Impress Prize for New Writers, featured at the 2011 Rome Film Festival Book Initiative and awarded a Santander Research Grant. A story of love, adventure and scandal based on the real life of the eleventh-century Countess Almodis de la Marche. At a time when a noblewoman’s purpose is to produce heirs, Almodis resolves to create her own dynasty. Almodis’ path to power and happiness is fraught with drama. Intrigue, forbidden love and murder underpin this extraordinary story based on the life of a female lord whose descendants went on to rule in France, Spain and England.
‘Almodis is feisty. She takes any situation by the scruff of the neck and shakes the best out of it that she can. Warr brings her off the page … I read the book over a couple of days when I really should have been doing something else.’ The Book Bag
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