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Fire from Heaven (Alexander the Great series Book 1) by [Mary Renault]
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“Written with her usual vigor and imagination . . . Mary Renault has a great talent.” —The New York Times

“Mary Renault’s Alexandriad is one of the twentieth century’s most unexpectedly original works of art.” —Gore Vidal

About the Author

Born in London as Eileen Mary Challans in 1905 and educated at the University of Oxford, Mary Renault trained as a nurse at Oxford’s Radcliffe Infirmary. It was there that she met her lifelong partner, fellow nurse Julie Mullard. After completing her training, Renault wrote her first novel, Purposes of Love, in 1937. In 1948, after her novel Return to Night won an MGM prize worth $150,000, she and Mullard immigrated to South Africa. There, Renault wrote the historical novels that would define her career. In 2006, Renault was the subject of a BBC 4 documentary, and her books, many of which remain in print on both sides of the Atlantic, are often sought after for radio and dramatic interpretation. In 2010, Fire From Heaven was shortlisted for the 1970 Lost Booker prize.

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  • File Size : 4190 KB
  • Publication Date : September 10, 2013
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Publisher : Open Road Media (September 10, 2013)
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Print Length : 384 pages
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Lending : Enabled
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  • ASIN : B00DCGJ6Z4
  • Language: : English
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