In a dark wood wandering
Hella S. Haasse has written 17 novels as well as poetry, plays and essays, and has received many honors and awards including the Netherlands State Award for Literature. Her books have been translated into English, French, German, Swedish, Italian, Hungarian, Serbo-Croatian and Welsh.
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Directly opposite Charles' tent on the other side of the field, rose the roofs of Saint
- Denis, a suburb of Paris; above the houses stood the heavy walls and towers of
the abbey. For a week Orleans' troops had besieged Saint- Denis — or ...
In fact, I venture to predict that you will eat your mid-day meal in Saint-Denis. The
village will fall apart like a house of cards, mark my words. They can't do much
with the weapons they've put on the ramparts. My men are fresh and pugnacious
"I confide the custody of the church and abbey of Saint-Denis to him and his
troops. I will visit the Abbot myself today with my kinsmen and allies to inform him
of my intentions." "The devil take it, son-in-law, have you lost your mind?"
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LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - maryreinert - LibraryThing
This is an absolutely fascinating historical trip through the Hundred Years War between France and England. This is not an easy read (I had to make notes in margins and occasionally refer to a ... Volledige review lezen
LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - NaggedMan - LibraryThing
I don't rate this so highly as other reviewers. Yes, a good read overall, but I suspect quite a lot of its quality was lost in translation, given the acclaim and many editions achieved by the original ... Volledige review lezen