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A Place Beyond Courage | [Elizabeth Chadwick]

A Place Beyond Courage

It is a time for ambitious men to prosper, and royal servant John FitzGilbert Marshal is one of them. Raised high, as the kin of the deceased King Henry battle each other for England's throne, John reaps rich rewards but pays a terrible price for the choices he makes - as does his family. His wife, fragile, naïve Aline is hopelessly unequipped to cope with the demands of a life lived on the edge and, when John is seriously injured in battle, her worst nightmare is realised.
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Publisher's Summary

It is a time for ambitious men to prosper, and royal servant John FitzGilbert Marshal is one of them. Raised high, as the kin of the deceased King Henry battle each other for England's throne, John reaps rich rewards but pays a terrible price for the choices he makes - as does his family.

His wife, fragile, naïve Aline, is hopelessly unequipped to cope with the demands of a life lived on the edge and, when John is seriously injured in battle, her worst nightmare is realised.

©2007 Elizabeth Chadwick; (P)2008 Soundings

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    Kemdi 10-02-14
    Kemdi 10-02-14 Member Since 2012
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    "A Must for Chadwick fans"
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    I read this book nearly two years ago..while at work...and it was the best time I ever spent in the office! It is a classic Elizabeth Chadwick novel--a full-bodied-story paying homage to historical features that may sometimes be overlooked. Chadwick is really an excellent writer and APBC is perfect if you loved Greatest Knight! I am a Sharon Kay Penman purest but Chadwick works so hard to be true to historical fact that I always find myself going back to this author for a fast, easy and enjoyable his-fic read. This book gives us a glimpse at William Marshal's father who isn't known for being the best dad in history! In this story, however, he's given a heart as we see his actions from a different perspective. If you like Chadwick, you must add this book to your queue!

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    Elizabeth Washington, DC, United States 01-29-13
    Elizabeth Washington, DC, United States 01-29-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Good story - well researched - starts slow"

    Pros - good historical background, interesting characters.
    Cons - narrator's rendition of John's first wife is pretty awful and grating. Thankfully she is not major character throughout the entire book

    This book starts very slow but once it gets going it is an enjoyable listen

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  • louise
    chedburgh, United Kingdom
    5/4/08
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    "Brilliant!"

    Loved it! I'm a fan of Elizabeth Chadwick's writing and this story hits the spot bringing history to life and imparting a shaft of light onto a turbulent period in England's history. Fascinating and fun.

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    SOUTH CROYDON, United Kingdom
    8/18/13
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    "Great story, well read"
    Where does A Place Beyond Courage rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Another great story by Elizabeth Chadwick. I read the 2 William Marshall books first and then spread into the Marshall family. it was brilliant to get the background of William.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The fast pace and family interest


    What about Peter Wickham’s performance did you like?

    Ability to keep it going at a good pace and identifying different people with different voices


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    no idea


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    none

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Joan
    liverpool, merseyside, United Kingdom
    12/4/10
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    "a place beyond courage"

    loved every minute of listening to this book .

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