Pavane - S.F. Masterworks (Paperback)Keith Roberts (author)
On a warm July evening of the year 1588, in the royal palace of Greenwich, London, a woman lay dying, an assassin’s bullet lodged in abdomen and chest. Her face was lined, her teeth blackened, and death lent her no dignity; but her last breath started echoes that ran out to shake a hemisphere. For the Faery Queen, Elizabeth the First, paramount ruler of England, was no more…
1588: Queen Elizabeth is felled by an assassin's bullet. Within the week, the Spanish Armada had set sail, and its victory changed the course of history. 1968: England is still dominated by the Church of Rome. There are no telephones, no television, no nuclear power.
As Catholicism and the Inquisition tighten their grip, rebellion is growing.
‘A striking work of the imagination’ – Anthony Burgess
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 255 g
Dimensions: 197 x 133 x 23 mm
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