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By Edward Rutherfurd

A masterpiece that's breathtaking in its scope, SARUM is an epic novel that lines the full turbulent process English heritage. This wealthy tapesty weaves a compelling saga of 5 households who defend their very own specific features over the centuries, and provide a desirable glimpse into the future.

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