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Land of Marvels (Large Print / Hardcover)
February 2009 Indie Next List
“Barry Unsworth's historical novels consistently manage to evoke comparisons with our own time. In his latest, as WWI becomes inevitable, competing American and European interests in Middle Eastern oil set off a complex chain of events that continues to resonate today.”
— Russ Lawrence, Chapter One Book Store, Hamilton, MT
Barry Unsworth has the extraordinary ability to re-create the past and make it relevant to contemporary readers. In Land of Marvels, an historical thriller set in 1914, he brings to life the schemes and double-dealings of Western nations grappling for a f