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The Golden Strangers (Celtic #1)

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Title:The Golden Strangers (Celtic #1)
Author:
Treece, Henry (Henry William)   
(2 of 10 for author by title)
The Haunted Garden
The Dark Island (Celtic #2)
Published:   1956
Publisher:The Bodley Head
Tags:Britain, fiction, historical
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This novel is set in the period in which Stonehenge was built. It tells the story of the invasion of the Southern chalk country of Britain by the Golden Strangers, the men of the Sun from across the seas who come in search of fresh pastures. The invaders are turned back from the Village on the Hill, Craig Dun, by Garroch, the young Chieftain of the primitive and terror-ridden community.

But his triumph is short-lived, for he falls under the sensual spell of Isca, the golden-haired princess who rides with the invaders.

Set at a vital cross-roads in history, this is the story of a young Prince of the dawn world, his henchmen and his woman. It shows the triumph of the fair-haired nomads from the North, with their savage worship of the sun and their bardic tradition, over the small dark Neolithic men of the South—the Iberians.

The Golden Strangers is a simple, direct and very moving story; and it is one that should be told, for it is the beginning of our own story, the story of Br [Suggest a different description.]

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Author Bio for Treece, Henry (Henry William)

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One of the most prolific writers of historical fiction in the 20th Century, author and poet Henry Treece was born in 1911 in Staffordshire. Though he mostly wrote prose fiction he also published five collections of poems including The Haunted Garden in 1947. Together with writer J F Henry he was founder of the New Apocalypse Movement that grew up in the 1930s.

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