pickabook books with huge discounts for everyone pickabook books with huge discounts for everyone
     
Email: Subscribe to news & offers:
Need assistance? Log In/Register


Item Details
Title: THE PILOT
A NOVEL OF AFRICA
By: Jerold Richert
Format: Paperback

List price: £8.99


We believe that this item is permanently unavailable, and so we cannot source it.

ISBN 10: 1848767536
ISBN 13: 9781848767539
Publisher: TROUBADOR PUBLISHING
Pub. date: 21 November, 2011
Pages: 416
Description: It is 962 BC and the dawn of the golden years for King Solomon who is at the pinnacle of power. He has few enemies other than the exiled Prince Hadad of Edom, whose men harass Solomon's tax inspectors on the silk road and plunder the caravans.
Synopsis: It is 962 BC and the dawn of the golden years for King Solomon who is at the pinnacle of power. He has few enemies other than the exiled Prince Hadad of Edom, whose men harass Solomon's tax inspectors on the silk road and plunder the caravans. With Phoenician pilots provided by his friend King Hiram of Tyre, Solomon's ships and agents ply the coasts of the Narrow Sea, trading from Egypt to Saba and around the horn of Africa, hugging the treacherous coast as far as Opone and Serapio. Solomon's promise to his father to build a temple in his honour is about to be realised, although he is still unaware that it will be constructed of gold. Then, on a small island across a narrow stretch of sea from Tyre, the son of a local potter stumbles, naked, into the presence of the niece of King Hiram and the course of history is changed. It is a meeting that sets the participants onto a forbidden path, risking dishonour and death. But other forces are at work that will forge their lives, and the lives of many others at the farthest reaches of the known world...The Pilot is a page-turning, action-filled epic of sailing and exploration in the intriguing time of the Phoenicians, based on historical facts and archaeological controversy.It will appeal to fans of historical fiction.
Illustrations: black & white illustrations
Publication: UK
Imprint: Matador
Returns: Returnable
Some other items by this author:

TOP SELLERS IN THIS CATEGORY
Beneath the Cypress Tree (Paperback)
By: Margaret Pemberton
Pan Macmillan
Our Price : £5.83
more details
Lincoln in the Bardo (Hardback)
By: George Saunders
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Our Price : £13.29
more details
The Alice Network (Paperback)
By: Kate Quinn
HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Our Price : £6.56
more details
A Christmas Candle (Paperback)
By: Katie Flynn
Cornerstone
Our Price : £5.10
more details
Inferno (Paperback)
By: Julian Stockwin
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Our Price : £6.74
more details
BROWSE FOR BOOKS IN RELATED CATEGORIES
 FICTION
 genre fiction
 historical fiction


Information provided by www.pickabook.co.uk
SHOPPING BASKET
  
Your basket is empty
  Total Items: 0
 

Oxfordshire Book Awards 2018 30% off
Beyond the Wall
By: TANYA LANDMAN, TOM SANDERSON
The story of a runaway slave girl and her dangerous journey through the murky underworld of Roman Britain, by Carnegie Medal-winning author Tanya Landman.
add to basket

New Title
Father Christmas's Fake Beard
By: TERRY PRATCHETT
Have you ever wanted Christmas to be different?Turkey and carols, presents and crackers - they all start to feel a bit . . . These ten stories will have you laughing, gasping and crying (with laughter) - you'll never see Christmas in the same way again.
add to basket