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Published: April 2019
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BIC Subject: Historical fiction
Published By: Scribe Publications
 
Published: 02-Apr-2019
Format: Paperback, 352 pages, 0x0mm
ISBN: 9781925713718
Stock Code: 5713718
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King David sings his psalms. A world away, King Henry plots. And Thomas Wyatt sees them both, his beloved falcon Lukkes on his arm.Henry believes he must have what he wants. He wants Ann, a divorce, a son. He looks up at his tapestry of David and sees a mighty predecessor who wilfully took what he wanted.Working on a new translation of the psalms, courtier-poet Wyatt sees something else- a different David, one who repented loudly and long, in song as in life.As David pursues Bathsheba, Henry courts Ann, and Wyatt interweaves the past and present.Lux is a story of faith and fidelity, power and its abuses, love and its flights.King David sings his psalms. A world away, King Henry plots. And Thomas Wyatt sees them both, his beloved falcon Lukkes on his arm.Henry believes he must have what he wants. He wants Ann, a divorce, a son. He looks up at his tapestry of David and sees a mighty predecessor who wilfully took what he wanted.Working on a new translation of the psalms, courtier-poet Wyatt sees something else- a different David, one who repented loudly and long, in song as in life.As David pursues Bathsheba, Henry courts Ann, and Wyatt interweaves the past and present.Lux is a story of faith and fidelity, power and its abuses, love and its flights.
Elizabeth Cook is an award-winning author, poet, librettist, and scholar. Born in Gibraltar, she spent her childhood in Nigeria and Dorset. She has been the British Academy Chatterton Lecturer and a Hawthornden Fellow, and has written for publications including the London Review of Books. She is the editor of the Oxford Authors John Keats and author of the acclaimed novel Achilles (Methuen and Picador USA) which, in a performance version, won a Fringe First at Edinburgh and has been performed at the National Theatre. She wrote the libretto for Francis Grier?s The Passion of Jesus of Nazareth, commissioned and broadcast by the BBC. She now lives in London and Suffolk.
 
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