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  • Published: 16 February 2012
  • ISBN: 9781448117376
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 464

The Bone Thief

(Wulfgar 1)

A major new historical epic set in Anglo Saxon England… in the tradition of C.J. Sansom and Rory Clements

Alfred the Great has been dead for a decade. His legacy: an uneasy alliance between the neighbouring kingdoms of Wessex and Mercia.

Wulfgar, a young priest in training, more at home with his books than with a sword, has been tasked with an impossible mission. He must travel secretly to the badlands of the North and find the bones of a long lost saint.

But the Northern territories are under the rule of Viking invaders. And if Wulfgar is discovered, they will have his head...
A historical epic in the tradition of C.J.Sansom. V.M.Whitworth also writes as Victoria Whitworth and is the author of THE TRAITOR'S PIT and DAUGHTER OF THE WOLF.

  • Pub date: 16 February 2012
  • ISBN: 9781448117376
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 464

About the Author

V.M. Whitworth

V.M. Whitworth is a historian and academic: she is a lecturer in the Centre for Nordic Studies, University of the Highlands and Islands. After reading English at Oxford, an M.A. and D.Phil from the Centre for Medieval Studies in York, V.M. published Dying and Death in Later Anglo-Saxon England. Having worked as a lecturer, tour guide, artist's model and EFL teacher, V.M. now lives on a smallholding in Orkney with family, cats, ducks and occasional sheep, planning further adventures for Wulfgar.

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Praise for The Bone Thief

“VM Whitworth's gripping tale combines convincing historical details with a well constructed plot, but its greatest asset is undoubtedly its central character. In Wulfgar, she has created an immensely appealing hero whose further adventures readers will anticipate with relish.”

BBC History Magazine

“Excellent - definitely for Sansom/Parris readers.”


“Once you're in, you will be hooked.”

Weight Watchers Magazine

“...an excellent debut whodunit with a Viking theme which is to be followed next year by The Traitors' Pit, to which I am already looking forward.”

Mike Russell, The Sunday Herald

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