The Unicorn Road (Hardback)
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The Unicorn Road (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 08/01/2009
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On the coast of southern Spain, an English father sits waiting for his son. It is many years since Benedict, then still a child, set out with the famous scholar Antioch on a mission to find and collect the mysterious beasts of the East. In all those years there has been no word, and the expedition is assumed lost. But the boy's father is not the only person asking questions on the harbourside that summer, and as he learns more about his son's companions, he comes to realise that the fate of the expedition has implications for people far richer and more powerful than himself. The Unicorn Road tells of a journey into the unknown and of the secret motives and hidden passions of those it brings together. When Benedict is befriended by the interpreter, Venn, he becomes embroiled in an exotic, dangerous adventure. It is a story of love and honour, greed and cruelty and, ultimately, about the power of words themselves. As magically evocative as an ancient silk painting, The Unicorn Road is a novel of the medieval world which vividly and tenderly illuminates our own.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
ISBN: 9780340896341

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“The Unicorn Road”

This was an entertaining book, combining a mystery, an exotic journey and a romance. There are 3 intersecting story lines: the efforts of a merchant to uncover the fate of his young son, who disappeared many years... More

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30th December 2008
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“The Unicorn Road”

The language and imagery in this book are rich and evocative and conjure up a magnificent image of ancient China. Some elements of the book touch on the fantastic, making the book a little difficult to catagorise.... More

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9th December 2008
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“The Unicorn Road”

I found this novel extremely enjoyable. I wasn't sure at first that I would enjoy it, set as it is in the thirteenth century. However, the writer makes the characters and their circumstances the focus of the... More

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1st June 2009
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