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Sovereign by C.J. Sansom

SOVEREIGN is the 3rd novel in C.J. Sansom’s Matthew Shardlake series which features the hunchback lawyer in the time of King Henry VIII. With the death of Thomas Cromwell, Shardlake and his assistant Jack Barak had hoped that their days … Continue reading

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Dark Fire by C.J. Sansom

‘Dark Fire’ is the 2nd novel in C.J. Sansom’s Matthew Shardlake series, set in Tudor England. Shardlake has been approached by a friend to save his niece from a murder charge. The orphaned Elizabeth Wentworth is accused of murdering her … Continue reading

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C.J. Sansom Profile and Books

C.J. (Christopher John) Sansom was born in 1952 in Edinburgh. He has a BA and PhD in history but decided to retrain as a lawyer, working for the disadvantaged. Sansom grew up in a conservative and colourless household but he … Continue reading

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Dissolution by C.J. Sansom

‘Dissolution’ is the first novel in the Matthew Shardlake series by C.J. Sansom, set in the 1500s during the rule of King Henry VIII. There is no book I enjoy more than a well written historical murder mystery. Matthew Shardlake … Continue reading

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