Download E-books The Caves of Perigord: A Novel PDF

By Martin Walker

In a super and impressive mystery that mixes parts of Jean Auel's The extended family of the Cave Bear and Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth right into a riveting, multifaceted story of affection, artwork, braveness, and battle, Martin Walker brings to lifestyles the construction of a rare paintings of prehistoric cave paintings and the fight to own it in our personal time.

Walker's richly interwoven novel opens with the coming of a mysterious package deal for a tender American girl operating in a London public sale condo. introduced by means of a British officer, it encompasses a 17,000-year-old fragment of a cave portray left to him by means of his father, a former global conflict II hero.

The fragment, major and gorgeous in itself, is additionally the main to the life of an un-known cave which may be extra very important within the historical past of paintings and human production than the world-famous one at Lascaux. It triggers a hurricane of exposure and instructions the eye of the French experts the entire method as much as the President of the Republic, who turns out to understand extra concerning the painting's origins than a person else...

As the younger American girl, the British officer, and a French executive artwork historian discover the traditional province of Périgord to figure out the painting's origins, their seek serves as backdrop for 3 compelling tales. there's the story of the British officer's father who lands in Nazi-occupied France in 1944 to arrange the Resistance, culminating in a chain of battles to avoid the SS Das Reich Panzer department from achieving the Normandy seashores in time to repel the D-Day invasion, which results in an account of the next discovery -- and cover-up -- of the misplaced cave and its work. and there's additionally the relocating tale of the younger artist who painted them, the lady he enjoyed, and the traditional tradition that produced the 1st recognizable human artwork yet required the sacrifice of its personal creators.

Filled with brilliant, traditionally actual info and ingenious re-creations of prehistoric lifestyles, The Caves of Périgord blends a posh plot and richly diversified characters right into a seamless narrative of romance, tragedy, and heroism from prior to provide.

Show description

Read Online or Download The Caves of Perigord: A Novel PDF

Best British Irish books

Scandalous Again: Switching Places #1 (Switching Places Series)

Beautiful cousins needs to trade identities in a scandalous deception. Madeline de Lacy, the duchess of Magnus, prides herself on being essentially the most good younger ladies in England, that's why she cannot think that, in a flip of the playing cards, her noble father has misplaced his whole property -- and her!

Stonehenge: 2000 B.C.--A Novel

4 thousand years in the past, a stranger's dying on the previous Temple of Ratharryn-and his ominous "gift" of gold-precipitates the construction of what for hundreds of years to return may be often called certainly one of mankind's so much singular and memorable achievements. Bernard Cornwell's epic novel Stonehenge catapults us right into a robust and colourful international of formality and sacrifice right now undying and thoroughly original-a story of patricide, betrayal, and homicide; of bloody brotherly competition: and of the endless quest for energy, wealth, and religious success.

Modernism and Market Fantasy: British Fictions of Capital, 1910-1939

Studying paintings from Ford and Conrad's pre-war impressionism via Rhys's fiction of the past due Nineteen Thirties, the writer exhibits how modernist innovation engages with ameliorations in early twentieth-century capitalism and tracks the ways that modernist fiction reconfigures capitalist mythologies alongside the fault traces in their inner contradictions.

Tokyo Year Zero

It is August 1946—one 12 months after the japanese surrender—and girls are turning up lifeless in every single place Tokyo. Detective Minami of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police—irreverent, offended, despairing—goes at the hunt for a killer referred to as the japanese Bluebeard—a adorned former Imperial soldier who raped and murdered a minimum of ten girls amidst the turmoil of post-war Tokyo.

Additional info for The Caves of Perigord: A Novel

Show sample text content

Rated 4.38 of 5 – based on 34 votes