Oswald de Lacy was never meant to be the Lord of Somerhill Manor. Despatched to a monastery at the age of seven, sent back at seventeen when his father and two older brothers are killed by the Plague, Oswald has no experience of running an estate. He finds the years of pestilence and neglect have... show more
Oswald de Lacy was never meant to be the Lord of Somerhill Manor. Despatched to a monastery at the age of seven, sent back at seventeen when his father and two older brothers are killed by the Plague, Oswald has no experience of running an estate. He finds the years of pestilence and neglect have changed the old place dramatically, not to mention the attitude of the surviv
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton UK
Pages no: 340
Edition language: English
Set in London, 1350, two years after the start of the bubonic plague in that city. Not for the squeamish. The opening scene is pretty gruesome and had me muttering about superstition and stupidity. In a wonderfully medieval tone, a first person account begins, told by a Lord of the manor, far to...
wanted to like it but no, didn't really dislike it either, it fell soundly into meh.Oswald de Lacy has inherited the family estate. He wasn't supposed to, he was in a convent while he had two older brothers who were hale and hearty, but then the plague struck and took with it his father and two bro...
*Recieved via BookbridgrOswald de Lacy has spent his childhood in a monastery but at the age of seventeen he is sent back home to be Lord of Somerhill Manor after the plague wipes out his father and two brothers. Waiting for him at home are his mother who insists incessantly that he marry as quick a...
Oswald de Lacey is so far out of his element in S.D. Sykes' Plague Land that all he wants to do is return to the Abbey that raised him up. But as the only male left alive in his family, Oswald has to learn how to be a lord of the manor in record time. In 1350s Kent, the task seems nearly impossible....
Sent to a monastery at the age of seven Oswald, the youngest son, never expected to inherit his family manor and holdings. Thanks to the plague which has devastated the land, taking the lives of Oswald's father and two elder brothers, leaving only his mother and sister Clemence at home he now has n...
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