Norah lofts was an extremely popular writer of historical fiction where i grew up in england. Norah lofts books list of books by author norah lofts. Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such see wikipedia. Knights acre sir godfrey tallboys, book 1 by norah lofts book cover, description, publication history.
Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Isbn 9780904000214 9780904000214 hardcover, doubleday, 1975. In an attempt to make his fortune he left his wife sybilla and travelled to spain to fight a minor. He has a house built for his wife which he calls knights acre. Norah lofts, nee norah ethel robinson, 27 august 1904 10 september 1983 was a 20thcentury bestselling british author. Signed presentation from the author on title page, this is the book that norah wrote. In an attempt to make his fortune he left his wife sybilla and travelled to spain to fight a minor rusade against the moors.
A long way from being wealthy but in need of a house for his pretty. The house at old vine is the second in a trilogy of novels by norah lofts about the inhabitants of a suffolk house from the late 14th century to the middle of the 20th. She wrote over 50 books and specialized in historical fiction, although she. Scratchign a livign from the meagre soil of knights acre was no easy task, but that wasnt henrys only worry there was also joanns. Norah lofts sir godfrey tallboys was a knighterrant, famous for his success at tourneys, but far from wealthy. Mass market paperback verified purchase this book is about sir godfrey tallboys and his wife sybilla.
The fleece inn stood where the three roads joinedto london, to norwich and to the sea. The wars of the roses were over, but for henry tallboys the battle for survival went on. Godfrey is a man of many qualities, including his martial prowess, loyalty, and honesty, but he is norah lofts was an extremely popular writer of historical fiction where i grew up in england. Like many concepts in the book world, series is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. Very happy to announce that the second book in the knights acre trilogy, the homecoming, is now republished and available on kindle for the first time. With one of the largest book inventories in the world, find the book you are looking for. But the long years had brought many changesand not only to his estate. Nethergate by norah lofts and a great selection of related books. Browse author series lists, sequels, pseudonyms, synopses, book covers, ratings and awards. This book is about sir godfrey tallboys and his wife sybilla. The house at old vine by norah lofts, paperback barnes. Many of her novels, including her suffolk trilogy, follow the history of specific houses and their residents over several generations. Signin to download and listen to this audiobook today.
Knights acre by norah lofts, 1975, doubleday edition, in english 1st ed. The house at old vine is the second in norah lofts enduringly popular suffolk trilogy which began with the town house and concludes with the house at sunset. Discover book depositorys huge selection of norah lofts books online. Written by norah lofts, audiobook narrated by patience tomlinson. The first knights acre book is eventful, and interest in the characters will probably carry you through the second two, even if they are a bit heavy on the farming.
I found madselin excellent, and in a wayside tavern she had a brilliant idea, not consistently well developed, but even so it is a good book. Buy a cheap copy of knights acre book by norah lofts. Norah lofts offered a large sum of money to appear in tourneys, sir godfrey tallboys departs for spain with his knights, but the moors defeat them, and he is enslaved. Bless this house is a fantastic read, have just read it again and enjoyed it so much, all over again. She wrote more than fifty books specialising in historical fiction. Offered a large sum of money to appear in tourneys, sir godfrey tallboys departs for spain with his knights, but the moors defeat them, and he is enslaved. Published by a fawcett crest book fawcett publications inc. Scratching a living from the meagre soil of knights acre was no easy task, but that wasnt henrys only worry there was also joannas future to settle. I remember picking up this book up from my mothers coffee table when i was bored one sunday fully expecting to toss it aside within the hour, only to become engrossed in the tale. The suffolk trilogy sometimes called the knights acre trilogy is, to my mind one of norah lofts best. She wrote more than fifty books specialising in historical fiction, but she also wrote nonfiction and short stories. Miles knight, the 5th ggrandfather circa 1747 of author lance knight came to the american colonies as an indentured servant.
Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. In an attempt to make his fortune he left his wife sybilla and. Norah lofts, and why you should read her katharine edgar. From this i read all norah lofts books, and through me my american penfriend did the same, we still talk about her. I havent included classics, but have tried to limit the list to novels that were written as historical novels at the time they were penned.
We personally assess every book s quality and offer rare, outofprint. It begins with the story of martin reed, a serf existing under the control of a universally accepted and supported hierarchy. Norah lofts norah robinson lofts 1904 1983 aka juliet astley and peter curtis norah lofts was a prolific british author who wrote not only historical romances for. See all books authored by norah lofts, including the concubine, and the house at old. Knights acre the homecoming the lonely furrow suffolk. Buy knights acre coronet books new edition by norah lofts isbn. It is a long time since i read a nora lofts book, but it. A knighterrant at the top of his profession and with little thought beyond the next tourney. Sir godfrey tallboys was a knighterrant, famous for his success at tourneys, but far from wealthy. He has a house built for his wife which he calls knights. She wrote more than fifty books specialising in historical fiction, but she also.
I have loved history and historical fiction since i can remember, so here are some of the books that i have read over the past many years. Kinda slow at the beginning, but overall very enjoyable. This is the book that i inscribe with every possible good wish, norah lofts. Publication date 1975 topics knights and knighthood publisher garden city, n. Norah lofts for sale in uk 17 secondhand norah lofts. They were my first introduction to norah lofts about 10 years ago. The town house by norah lofts the house at old vine by norah lofts the. The lies of locke lamora by scott lynch the book thief by markus zusak the.
I started reading norahs books in 1988 after discovering one at a library book sale. Knights acre the first of a trilogy tells the story of godfrey tallboys and lady sybilla who set out to build a manor home. Norah lofts lofts, norah used books, rare books and new books. Norah lofts esther, first published in 1951, is a magical retelling of the old testament book of esther, the story behind the jewish festival of purim. His indenture contract was purchased by a gentleman.592 322 153 448 70 538 972 1483 1510 1032 1024 1062 795 662 1304 58 565 413 873 444 219 219 1293 807 274 1494 434 602