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Face Down Across the Western Sea
Face Down Across the Western Sea
Author: Kathy Lynn Emerson
Anxious to prove England's claim on the New World, Queen Elizabeth has charged Sir Walter Pendennis, seasoned spy and diplomat, with the top-secret mission. Walter gathers a team of scholars at his Cornwall estate, and calls upon his dear friend Susanna, Lady Appleton, to assist. Susanna is an expert herbalist with a quick mind and wise ways-and...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780312288235
ISBN-10: 0312288239
Publication Date: 4/9/2002
Pages: 240
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4 stars, based on 13 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Minotaur
Book Type: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 4
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Spuddie avatar reviewed Face Down Across the Western Sea on + 412 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
#7 in the Lady Susanna Appleton historical series set in Elizabethan England. In this book, Lady Susanna and several of her entourage are ensconced at Walter Pendennis' manor in Cornwall with several Cambridge and Oxford scholars trying to prove that England has a better claim to the New World than Spain because of expeditions there earlier than Columbus'. Academic jealousies abound as the scholars pore over texts in several different languages and argue varying theories. That at least one of them would end up dead was a foregone conclusion. I enjoyed this entry in the series quite a lot.
FeliciaJ avatar reviewed Face Down Across the Western Sea on + 136 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
In the seventh book in the "Face Down" series, Susanna Appleton investigates murder among a group of scholars researching England's claim to the New World. The mystery itself is confusing and somewhat far-fetched, but several subplots reveal new depths to familiar characters.
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