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Omphalos

by: Mark Patton

SIX EPOCHS, TEN LIVES INTERSECTING AT A SINGLE PLACE.

2013: Al Cohen, an American in search of his European heritage.
1944-1946: Friedrich Werner, an officer of the Wehrmacht and later a prisoner of war. His wife Greta, clinging to what remains of her life in war-torn Berlin.
1799: Suzanne de Beaubigny, a royalist refugee from revolutionary France.
1517: Richard Mabon, a Catholic priest on pilgrimage to Jerusalem with his secretary, Nicholas Ahier.
1160: Raoul de Paisnel, a knight with a dark secret walking through Spain with his steward, Guillaume Bisson.
4000 BC: Egrasté, a sorceress, and Txeru, a man on an epic voyage. Transgressions, reconciliations and people caught on the wrong side of history.

Omphalos. A journey through six thousand years of human history.

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Meet the Author
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Mark Patton was born in Jersey in 1965, the son of an Irish father and an English mother. Like most islanders, the sea played an important part in his childhood: “I can’t remember whether I learned to swim or walk first, but pretty much at the same time – and later took up sailing and scuba-diving.” Jersey is also an archaeological paradise and Mark started exploring the island’s dolmens (the monuments that he later went on to write about in Statements in Stone) from about the age of nine.Mark studied Archaeology and Anthropology at Clare College Cambridge and then took his PhD at University College London (those stone monuments again!). After brief periods as a Research Fellow in Leiden and Paris, Mark became the Curator of Archaeology for the Jersey Museums Service in 1990. In 1993, Mark moved to the UK to take up an academic career, and has since taught at Trinity College Carmarthen (now Trinity University College) and at the Universities of Greenwich and Westminster. Recent years have taken him into academic leadership, serving as a Dean at the University of Westminster and taking the lead in developing global academic partnerships.Mark now teaches with the Open University, which leaves him more time for writing. He is a member of the Historical Novel Society and the Royal Society of Literature.
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Overview

SIX EPOCHS, TEN LIVES INTERSECTING AT A SINGLE PLACE.

2013: Al Cohen, an American in search of his European heritage.
1944-1946: Friedrich Werner, an officer of the Wehrmacht and later a prisoner of war. His wife Greta, clinging to what remains of her life in war-torn Berlin.
1799: Suzanne de Beaubigny, a royalist refugee from revolutionary France.
1517: Richard Mabon, a Catholic priest on pilgrimage to Jerusalem with his secretary, Nicholas Ahier.
1160: Raoul de Paisnel, a knight with a dark secret walking through Spain with his steward, Guillaume Bisson.
4000 BC: Egrasté, a sorceress, and Txeru, a man on an epic voyage. Transgressions, reconciliations and people caught on the wrong side of history.

Omphalos. A journey through six thousand years of human history.

Details

ISBN: B00QJ2UI0A (ASIN)
Publisher: Crooked Cat
Publish Date: 2014
Page Count: 324