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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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Mark Patton (b 1965) was born in Jersey, studied Archaeology and Anthropology at Cambridge (1983-86) and completed his PhD at University College London (1990). He has taught at several universities in the UK, the Netherlands and France, and currently teaches with The Open University. He has published a number of non-fiction works in archaeology and historical biography. His first historical novel, "Undreamed Shores," was published in 2012. Set at the dawn of the Bronze Age (c2400 BC), it is both a coming of age story and an epic journey narrative. His second novel, "An Accidental King," was published in 2013, and is set in the early years of Roman Britain, telling the story of the British king, Cogidubnus, and his struggle to preserve the peace between Rome and the native tribes. Further information can be found on his website (www.mark-patton.co.uk) and blog (http://mark-patton.blogspot.co.uk).
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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.