It Takes a Saxon

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  • Hardcover: $25.95
  • Publisher: Harper (January 22, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0060888644
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060888640
  • Abridged Audio CD
  • ISBN-10: 0061370940
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061370946

This week’s USA Today “Inside Buzz” column notes (second story) that Bernard Cornwell breaks into the top 50 on their bestseller list for the first time (his books have appeared on the list before, but below the 50 mark. They have also appeared on many other lists, including the NY Times) with Sword Song: The Battle for London, the fourth in his Saxon Tales series. The book was also reviewed by USA Today book editor, Deirdre Donahue, earlier in the week. She calls Cornwell the “alpha male of testosterone-enriched historical fiction.” A slightly less breathles review in Jan. 6 Washington Post said, Cornwell tells [the] story with wit, intelligence and absolute narrative authority.”

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