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Essex Dogs
15 Sep 2022 * EBOOK * £7.99 * 9781838937881

The first instalment in a new Hundred Years War trilogy, following a tight-knit group of archers fighting the 1346 Crécy campaign in medieval France.

Fiction / FJH (Action & Adventure)
Extent: 464 pages
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Essex DogsEssex Dogs Trilogy, 1by Dan Jones

Globally bestselling historian Dan Jones makes his historical fiction debut with Essex Dogs, the explosive first instalment in an epic new trilogy set during the Hundred Years War.

July 1346. The Hundred Years' War has begun, and King Edward and his lords are on the march through France. But this war belongs to the men on the ground.

Swept up in the bloody chaos, a tight-knit company from Essex must stay alive long enough to see their home again. With sword, mace and longbow, the Essex Dogs will fight, from the landing beaches of Normandy to the bloodsoaked field of Crécy.

There's Pismire, small enough to infiltrate enemy camps. Scotsman, strong enough to tear down a wall. Millstone, a stonemason who'll do anything to protect his men. Father, a priest turned devilish by the horrors of war. Romford, a talented young archer on the run from his past. And Loveday Fitztalbot, their battle-scarred captain, who just wants to get his boys home safe.

Some men fight for glory. Others fight for coin. The Essex Dogs? They fight for each other.

Praise for Dan Jones:

'War. Looting. Junkies. Pintle-tugging. The English abroad. Dan Jones takes you to the year of Our Lord 1346' Tibor Fischer
'A new champion has entered the front line of historical fiction to stand shoulder to shoulder with Bernard Cornwell... A full-throated charge onto the mediaeval battlefield, a rip-roaring adventure full of blood and guts, camaraderie and inventive curses' Jane Johnson

Dan Jones is the Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author of ten non-fiction books, including The Templars, The Colour of Time and Powers and Thrones. He is a renowned writer, historian and journalist, and has for many years wanted to write authentic but action-packed historical fiction. His debut novel, Essex Dogs, is the first in a planned trilogy following the fortunes of ten English men-at-arms in the early years of the Hundred Years' War. He lives near London with his family.

Debut historical fiction from the Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling writer and historian Dan Jones.

Sony Pictures International have optioned screen rights to the Essex Dogs trilogy.

Dan Jones has sold over a million copies of his books worldwide.

MARKET: Bernard Cornwell; Conn Iggulden; David Gilman.


'A new champion has entered the front line of historical fiction to stand shoulder to shoulder with Bernard Cornwell... A full-throated charge onto the mediaeval battlefield, a rip-roaring adventure full of blood and guts, camaraderie and inventive curses, all based on a satisfying bedrock of historical research' Jane Johnson

'War. Looting. Junkies. Pintle-tugging. The English abroad. Dan Jones takes you to the year of Our Lord 1346' Tibor Fischer

PRAISE FOR DAN JONES:
'Jones is certainly an entertainer, but also a fine historian' The Times.
'When it comes to rip-roaring medieval narratives, Jones has few peers'
Sunday Times

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