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Book Title: Tempelcode|
The author of the book: Beverly Swerling
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 470 KB
Edition: Uitgeverij Link B.V.
Date of issue: June 2013
ISBN 13: 9789462320116
Read full description of the books Tempelcode:Een geheim. Twee levens. De toekomst van het Christendom.
Architectuurhistorica Annie Kendall is in Londen om een aantal verloren gewaande voorwerpen uit de tempel van Salomon op te sporen. Volgens haar opdrachtgever, een rijke Joodse zakenman, zijn de voorwerpen in de 16e eeuw in Londen ontdekt door iemand die alleen bekend staat onder de naam de Jood van Holborn.
In 1553 is koning Henry de VIIIe begonnen met zijn vervolging van katholieken en alle Joden worden verbannen. In deze roerige tijden raakt de monnik Dom Justin betrokken bij de machinaties van Thomas Cromwell, naast de koning de machtigste man in het rijk en op zoek naar de tempelschatten die door de Tempeliers uit Jeruzalem zouden zijn meegenomen.
Als Annie steeds dieper verstrikt raakt in de intriges van haar opdrachtgever, ontdekt ze dat er meer schuilt achter haar schijnbaar onschuldige opdracht en al snel moet ze vrezen voor haar leven. Terwijl ze zich tot het uiterste drijft om het mysterie van de Jood van Holborn op te lossen, raakt haar lot steeds meer verstrengeld met dat van Dom Justin 500 jaar eerder en krijgt ze hulp uit onverwachte hoek….
Read information about the authorI’m told that a number of critics who have said kind things about my books, have been less kind about the very brief bio on my book jackets. First, don’t blame Simon & Schuster; it’s my fault. Publishers use the data supplied by the author for this kind of thing, and I didn’t supply much. I guess because it seems that almost everything needs a long explanation. Which is probably me being egotistical. What do you care, right? You buy my books to be entertained (and very grateful I am), you don’t give two hoots about me.
But there are those picky critics…
Here then is a somewhat less abbreviated version.
I grew up in the Boston suburb of Revere, and while I won’t tell you when, I will say that it was very different from what it is today. The beach was, as it still is, one of the natural wonders of the state of Massachusetts, but the front was NOT lined with condo high-rises. It was a boardwalk with stands selling fried clams (Massachusetts has the world’s best fried clams – made from the Ipswich soft shells, they remain what I’d choose for my last meal on this earth) and French fries and soft ice cream that we called frozen custard. Plus there were all kinds of gambling games of the sort found at any fairground – pitch ‘til you win, folks! – and a Ferris wheel and a roller coaster and a tunnel of love.
Another feature of Revere back then was that it was almost entirely either Jewish or Italian (my own family is a mixture of both) and because the town had a dog track – Wonderland - and a horse track – Suffolk Downs – there was a lot of what is politely called off-track betting. Which wasn’t legal then, and for all I know still is not. Nonetheless, any number of family members rented rooms to bookies – the chief requirement being that these gentlemen of the turf had to be able to see one or the other of the tote boards with binoculars, (a world without cell phones, remember) and know how much they were liable to pay out, which in turn affected what odds they could offer on the next race.
I went from that upstanding childhood to a small Catholic girls college in the Midwest, then a job in New York as a file clerk to support my writing – all non-fiction at first – until I was able to earn my way as a free lance journalist.
For a time after that I lived in Europe.
Where I got married for a brief and unpleasant period, then came home and wrote more non-fiction. And got married again.
And went back to Europe.
And started writing fiction, and – hallelujah! – selling it.
And came back to New York with my by now long time husband, and began writing City of Dreams…
Which just about catches you up. Except for the bits I’ve left out.
And, oh yes, one other important part of my life and my work: On that so brief bio on the S&S book jacket it mentions that I’m a consultant. Many people have asked me what kind.
Happens that my husband – who has his own website at www.agentresearch.com – runs the world’s number one consultancy for authors looking for new (or sometimes a first) agents. It’s called Agent Research and Evaluation, Inc. and I do some work for some of his clients. I also occasionally mentor new writers – and some who are not so new. What they all have in common is a passion for what they’re writing, so working with them gives me great joy, and most have found it helpful. (Admittedly not all. I set the bar high.) Some of what I have to share about the hows and the whys of this wonderful but very tough business of writing can be found at The Business of Writing page. At other parts of the site you’ll find more about my books, including excerpts from some not yet published work, such as City of Glory, which continues the story of the Turners and the Devreys of City of Dreams. City of Glory will be out in January. We’ve also put up an excerpt from the next book in that series, still little more than a gleam in my eye.
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