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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing; 1 edition (13 May 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099503662
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099503668
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.9 x 19.7 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 222 g
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"Adam Thorpe's novel is richly enjoyable on many levels...no prior knowledge of the Robin Hood legend is necessary to appreciate the lustrous prose, the humanity and the exuberant inventiveness of this strange and lovely book" (Jane Shilling Daily Telegraph)

"Extraordinary narrative...gripping and unrelenting in its remarkable portrayal of the underside of medieval society...no-one who reads this will think of Robin Hood and his merry men in quite the same way again" (Allan Massie The Scotsman)

"A fascinating and complex novel - as remarkable in its way as Ulverton" (Henry Power Times Literary Supplement)

"A testament to Thorpe's talent as a storyteller... Medieval England, in all its brutality, is brought vividly to life by Thorpe's insight and impressive scholarship" (Francesca Segal Observer)

"A tour de force around an elusive thirteenth-century figure who may, or may not, have been the original fantasy Robin Hood we think we know and love. Let's hope this year's Booker lot are up to estimating this wonderfully subtle and layered book at its true worth" (Gillian Tindall Literary Review)

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The brilliant new novel from a truly great writer - a return in style to his great novel Ulverton. Hodd is an historical novel which thrillingly uncovers the real story of Robin Hood.

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