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A Clash of Spheres, P. F. Chisholm

Label
A Clash of Spheres
Title
A Clash of Spheres
Statement of responsibility
P. F. Chisholm
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"It's late August, 1592. Sir Robert Carey, cousin to Queen Elizabeth from the wrong side of Henry VIII's blanket, remains at his post on the Borders at Carlisle. He has at last been confirmed by his monarch as Deputy Warden, is still deeply in love with Lady Elizabeth Widdrington while despising her elderly, abusive husband (will the man never die?). And he remains estranged from his dour but lethal henchman, Henry Dodd, Land-Sergeant of Gilsland, who is currently serving as one of the sergeants of the Carlisle Castle guard. Dodd can't forgive Carey for taking the high road at the conclusion of the incident at Dick of Dryhope's tower, when Sir Robert called out the Carlisle garrison, but "honorably and skillfully avoided the bloody-pitched battle" that seemed inevitable. Dodd is old-school and would have preferred to exterminate as many under Wee Colin Elliott, and also Grahams, as he could. Not for him, but for peace to the Debatable Land. Sir Robert Cecil, Privy Councilor to the Queen, warns of a new challenge: the King of Spain's "intentions in Scotland." Will Cecil be sending a pursuivant to the Borders to suss out, and possibly interrupt, whatever plots are in progress against England? Now it's Autumn. We meet Marguerite, an over-sexed and unhappy wife. Father Crichton, a Jesuit, formerly of Spain. A man who says his name is Jonathan Hepburn but, curiously, thinks in Deutsch. Marguerite's elderly husband Sir David, a Groom of King James' VI's Bedchamber, a jealous man. Various disloyal Scottish Earls. Janet Dodd, wife to Henry, who learns an interesting thing from Mrs. Hogg, the midwife. Hughie Tyndale, a would-be-assassin. Mr. John Napier, a philosopher and mathematician with a revolutionary theory of how the solar system works. Mr. Simon Anricks, a toothdrawer (and philosopher, too) bearing a secret letter from England, who becomes delighted with Mr. Napier. Queen Anne (of Denmark), not yet a mother. And King James, not your usual monarch, plus his court, sycophants, and (former) lover Lord Spynie, who is still plotting revenge. So many spheres of influence or disruption in play. Events come to a head at the King's court in Edinburgh where a great Disputation on the differences between the Ptolemaic and the Copernican systems, and a demonstration of the planets will be staged, a clash of spheres mirroring the same at the human level."--Cover
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BTCTA
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1958-
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Chisholm, P. F.
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Sir Robert Carey mysteries
Series volume
8
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  • Queens
  • Cousins
  • Courts and courtiers
  • Great Britain
Label
A Clash of Spheres, P. F. Chisholm
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
449 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781464208294
Isbn Type
(softcover : lg. print)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
MYSTERY
System control number
  • (OCoLC)961160696
  • ocn961160696
  • OCoLC
Label
A Clash of Spheres, P. F. Chisholm
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
449 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781464208294
Isbn Type
(softcover : lg. print)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
MYSTERY
System control number
  • (OCoLC)961160696
  • ocn961160696
  • OCoLC

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