Author(s): Thomas Keneally
The story of Joan of Arc has always held a special fascination for writers - among them Voltaire, Mark Twain, George Bernard Shaw and Jean Anouilh. Here Thomas Keneally transforms the legend, presenting a Joan who is at once a tough radical, an instinctive soldier, a nagging prophet and a touchingly vulnerable girl - a haunting and compelling heroine framed by the tumultuous times in which she lived.
A remarkable reappraisal of Joan of Arc and her legendary deeds.
'A St Joan book to remember...the familiar tragedy flames up with new and terrible effects in the retelling' -- The Sunday Times 'A vivid recreation of Joan's age, so full of hypocrisy, vengeance, blood, treachery and madness - once that is eminently worth reading' -- Financial Times 'A fictionally and spiritually satisfying Joan' -- Guardian
Thomas Keneally has been shortlisted for the Booker four times and won it with Schindler's Ark in 1982. His novels have been filmed (Schindler's List and The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith) and dramatised (The Playmaker). He has also written several works of non-fiction, including The Place Where Souls are Born, about the American Southwest, and Homebush Boy, a memoir.