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Arrow, 1988 - Domestic fiction - 1344 pages
Salisbury, the landscape - as old as time itself - shapes the destinies of five families: the Wilsons and the Shockleys, locked in a cycle of revenge and rivalry for more than 400 years; the Masons, who pour their inspired love of stone into the creation of Stonehenge and Salisbury Cathedral; the Porters; and, the aristocratic Norman Godefrois.

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His first, and his best

User Review  - Kath - Borders

I have enjoyed all of Mr. Rutherfurds books, but Sarum [possibly because it was the first] has always been my favorite. Definitely a reread. The English James Mitchner. Have always enjoyed novels based on fact. Read full review

Sarum: the novel of England

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A first novel, Rutherfurd's sweeping saga of the area surrounding Stonehenge and Salisbury, England, covers 10,000 years and includes many generations of five families. Each family has one or more ... Read full review

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About the author (1988)

Edward Rutherfurd was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, and educated at Cambridge University and Stanford University in California. His first book, Sarum was based on the history of Salisbury. London, Russka and The Forest, all draw on finely researched details of social history. Edward Rutherford previously lived in London and New York City but has had a home in Dublin for more than twelve years. He has two children. Edward Rutherfurd is available for interview.

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