The bestselling master of historical fiction weaves a sweeping drama of New York from the city's founding to the present day.
Edward Rutherfurd was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, and educated at Cambridge University and Stanford University in California. His first book, Sarum was based on the history of Salisbury. London, Russka,The Forest, Dublin and Ireland Awakening all draw on finely researched details of social history. Edward Rutherford has spent much of the last 30 years living in New York and Conneticut. He has an American wife and two American educated children and has served on a New York co-op board.
"Rutherfurd's vast and sweeping tome charts the Big Apple's rise
from its beginnings in the 17th century to the present day" * The
"Historical fiction at its best" * Daily Express *
"Sweeping, expertly researched ... a brilliant introduction to the history of New York, full of suspense, adventure and passion" * News of the World *
"A masterful tribute to one of the great cities of the world" * The Good Book Guide *
"It is hard to imagine any other writer combining such astonishing depth of research with the imagination and ingenuity to hold it together" * The Washington Post *