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The Beacon at Alexandria book. In the Fourth Century .  .

In "Beacon," her main character, Charis, who, in disguise, undergoes a series of thrilling adventures in her quest to study at the medical school at Alexandria . I am reading every book I can find by Gillian Bradshaw.

In "Beacon," her main character, Charis, who, in disguise, undergoes a series of thrilling adventures in her quest to study at the medical school at Alexandria, serves as a "fly on the wall," as it were, as she witnesses and reacts to actual events and interacts with some of the actual protagonists in the turbulent fourth century of our er. They are not only very informative, but are nicely paced, each page is a joy to read, and the endings are very satisfying.

someone who has been publishing for over thirty years, Gillian Bradshaw is a bit of an enigma.

For someone who has been publishing for over thirty years, Gillian Bradshaw is a bit of an enigma. Her web presence is minimal.

Gillian Bradshaw's father, an American Associated Press newsman, met her mother, a confidential secretary for the British embassy, in Rio de Janeiro. She was born in Washington DC in 1956, the second of four children. They didn't move around quite as much as one might expect after such a beginning: Washington was followed merely by Santiago, Chile, and two locations in Michigan

The Beacon At Alexandria is one of the best historical novels I've read. It really gave me the feeling that the past was a foriegn country, or (for the SF-lover) an alien landscape, painted vividly. But that wasn't the only appeal.

Select Format: Hardcover. The Beacon At Alexandria is one of the best historical novels I've read.

The Beacon at Alexandria. In the second book of Gillian Bradshaw's critically acclaimed trilogy, Sir Gawain comes to life as Gwalchmai, startlingly human yet fantastically heroic. On the path toward greatness, even a hero makes mistakes. Armed with his magical sword and otherworldly horse, Gwalchmai proves himself the most feared and faithful warrior of Arthur's noble followers. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. by. Bradshaw, Gillian, 1956-. Rome - History - Empire, 284-476 - Fiction. Boston : Houghton Mifflin. Uploaded by Lotu Tii on August 13, 2013. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata). Terms of Service (last updated 12/31/2014).

Gillian Marucha Bradshaw (born May 14, 1956) is an American writer of historical fiction, historical fantasy, children's literature, science fiction, and contemporary science-based novels, who currently lives in Britain

Gillian Marucha Bradshaw (born May 14, 1956) is an American writer of historical fiction, historical fantasy, children's literature, science fiction, and contemporary science-based novels, who currently lives in Britain. Her serious historical novels are often set in classical antiquity - Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, the Byzantine Empire, Saka and the Greco-Bactrian Kingdom, Imperial Rome, Sub-Roman Britain and Roman Britain. She has also written two novels set in the English Civil War.

Perfect for in-depth school essays and projects on The Beacon at Alexandria. This Study Guide consists of approximately 5 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Beacon at Alexandria. Print Word PDF. This section contains 106 words (approx. 1 page at 300 words per page). The sequels to The Beacon at Alexandria are The Bearkeeper's Daughter, 1987 (please see separate entry) and Imperial Purple, 1988.

Forey
Every once in a while, I'll read a book a second time, after a few years, only to discover that it was not as good as I remember it. I am happy to say that "The Beacon at Alexandria" does not fall into that category. I not only read it and loved it over two decades ago, but I sat down and re-read it recently and was delighted that it was just as good the second time, if not better, since I have become better acquainted with the late Roman Empire, which I have been called upon to teach to undergraduates.

The key to Gillian Bradshaw's historical novels (and I've read "Imperial Purple" and "The Bearkeeper's Daughter") is that being thoroughly trained in the classics, she knows her subject. Moreover, she has the ability to hold her readers spellbound with her narrative. Her thorough knowledge of the period, which is never conveyed in a pedantic manner, infuses her characters and her scenario with absolute believability.

In "Beacon," her main character, Charis, who, in disguise, undergoes a series of thrilling adventures in her quest to study at the medical school at Alexandria, serves as a "fly on the wall," as it were, as she witnesses and reacts to actual events and interacts with some of the actual protagonists in the turbulent fourth century of our era.

I recommend this book for anyone who loves a good old fashioned historical novel of stirling quality. Even the second time, I was torn between reading through to the end, and forcing myself to put it down every few chapters, so that I could savour a story well told, and one that I did not want to end.

I am looking forward both to rereading "Purple" and "Daughter" and to reading the author's other novels that take place in the ancient world, which she knows so well.

HINT: Buy this book in Hardback for £2.50 at [...](ca. $5.00). Even with shipping, it will be cheaper than these ridiculous prices; and it will arrive swiftly via Royal Mail!
Freaky Hook
This book was so wonderful I bought a collector's edition of it after reading a copy of it from the library. The story was so wonderful, I hated for it to end. If I could afford it, I would buy a copy for all my friends, and might just do that anyway. I loved this book and cannot recommend it highly enough.

I am reading every book I can find by Gillian Bradshaw. They are not only very informative, but are nicely paced, each page is a joy to read, and the endings are very satisfying.

Like the other reviewer said, I would give it 10 stars if I could.
Nern
Once again Gillian Bradshaw comes up with a novel that immerses you into the rich classical settings to which its reluctant heroine Charis of Epheseus must travel. From her native Greece to Egypt and to the frontiers of the far northern boundaries of the Roman Empire -the land of the Goths, this adventure is a roller coaster of non stop action across the Easter Roman Empire circa 4C AD.

The beautiful daughter of a rich Greek father she is blessed with a secure and pampered life of nobility and status in the province of Epheseus. However she is rebellious and determined to study medicine - something forbidden to women in her times. Charis see's her life planned out in all its dull glory; herself, the trophy wife in waiting for some influential suitor to be chosen by her father. When her weak willed father is pressured into betrothing her to a cruelty loving and dictatorial Roman Governor - Charis decides its time escape and seek a life of her choosing.

With support of her brother and governess she embarks on a lone journey to the strange city of Alexandria disguised as a male eunuch under the name of Chariton. Though her resources are meager to sustain her; she is determined to succeed and study medicine and heal people in this city - the centre of high learning in the Roman Empire.

Gillian Bradshaws beautiful prose brings the fictional Charis/Chariton to life and makes the reader identify and side with this unlikely but charming heroine as she encounters obstacles,predjudices and dangers and overcomes them with the assitance of her cunning and skills + a varied ensemble of unlikely supporters and admirers across the breadth of the Eastern Empire. Just when all sometimes seems lost and Charis/Charitons adventure at an end Gillian surprises the reader and a surprising twist takes place in the plot that keeps the story fresh and exciting.

Gillian ties all the ribbons together and the action flows fast and furious as the novel drives to its climatic stages and we find out what fate has in store for Chariton/Charis.

If you love a novel packed with excitement,adventure and intelligent writing coupled with rich but not overbearing descriptions of a mysterious classical era long gone then this novel is truly enjoyable read.
Angana
I first read this book decades ago. I've come back to it to reread it several times since, because the story is memorable and well-told, I love the characters and their brilliantly depicted world, and the skill with which the story is told. Engrossing and interesting, it is worth the time and effort it may take to seek it out.
Azago
One of my favorite Gillian Bradshaw novels. Set in the 4th century the novel portray's a young noble woman desire to become a physician and the obstacles she must overcome to become a doctor. Great narrative, characters placed in a historical setting.
Goodman
This is a book I enjoy having on my shelf and rereading every once in a while. One of my favorites since I was a teenager. It's an incredibly easy read, filled with characters I like spending time with. Nothing lifechanging for me here, just a good book.

Spoilers??

I read this when I was quite young, but if you're buying it for someone else, there is attempted rape, murder, vague medical descriptions and, horror of horrors, politics.
Beacon at Alexandria ebook
Author:
Gillian Bradshaw
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Genre Fiction
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Publisher:
Methuen (January 8, 1987)
Pages:
352 pages
Rating:
4.3
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