Bristol House #2020

Bristol House By Beverly Swerling Bristol House In the tradition of Kate Mosse a swiftly paced mystery that stretches from modern London to Tudor EnglandIn modern day London architectural historian and recovering alcoholic Annie Kendall hopes to
  • Title: Bristol House
  • Author: Beverly Swerling
  • ISBN: 9780670025930
  • Page: 288
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Bristol House By Beverly Swerling In the tradition of Kate Mosse, a swiftly paced mystery that stretches from modern London to Tudor EnglandIn modern day London, architectural historian and recovering alcoholic Annie Kendall hopes to turn her life around and restart her career by locating several long missing pieces of ancient Judaica Geoff Harris, an investigative reporter, is soon drawn into her quest,In the tradition of Kate Mosse, a swiftly paced mystery that stretches from modern London to Tudor EnglandIn modern day London, architectural historian and recovering alcoholic Annie Kendall hopes to turn her life around and restart her career by locating several long missing pieces of ancient Judaica Geoff Harris, an investigative reporter, is soon drawn into her quest, both by romantic interest and suspicions about the head of the Shalom Foundation, the organization sponsoring her work He s also a dead ringer for the ghost of a monk Annie believes she has seen at the flat she is subletting in Bristol House.In 1535, Tudor London is a very different city, one in which monks are being executed by Henry VIII and Jews are banished In this treacherous environment of religious persecution, Dom Justin, a Carthusian monk, and a goldsmith known as the Jew of Holborn must navigate a shadowy world of intrigue involving Thomas Cromwell, Jewish treasure, and sexual secrets Their struggles shed light on the mysteries Annie and Geoff aim to puzzle out at their own peril.This riveting dual period narrative seamlessly blends a haunting supernatural thriller with vivid historical fiction Beverly Swerling, widely acclaimed for her City of Dreams series, delivers a bewitching and epic story of a historian and a monk, half a millennium apart, whose destinies are on a collision course.
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    1. Beverly Swerling

      I m told that a number of critics who have said kind things about my books, have been less kind about the very brief bio on my book jackets First, don t blame Simon Schuster it s my fault Publishers use the data supplied by the author for this kind of thing, and I didn t supply much I guess because it seems that almost everything needs a long explanation Which is probably me being egotistical What do you care, right You buy my books to be entertained and very grateful I am , you don t give two hoots about me But there are those picky critics Here then is a somewhat less abbreviated version.I grew up in the Boston suburb of Revere, and while I won t tell you when, I will say that it was very different from what it is today The beach was, as it still is, one of the natural wonders of the state of Massachusetts, but the front was NOT lined with condo high rises It was a boardwalk with stands selling fried clams Massachusetts has the world s best fried clams made from the Ipswich soft shells, they remain what I d choose for my last meal on this earth and French fries and soft ice cream that we called frozen custard Plus there were all kinds of gambling games of the sort found at any fairground pitch til you win, folks and a Ferris wheel and a roller coaster and a tunnel of love Another feature of Revere back then was that it was almost entirely either Jewish or Italian my own family is a mixture of both and because the town had a dog track Wonderland and a horse track Suffolk Downs there was a lot of what is politely called off track betting Which wasn t legal then, and for all I know still is not Nonetheless, any number of family members rented rooms to bookies the chief requirement being that these gentlemen of the turf had to be able to see one or the other of the tote boards with binoculars, a world without cell phones, remember and know how much they were liable to pay out, which in turn affected what odds they could offer on the next race.I went from that upstanding childhood to a small Catholic girls college in the Midwest, then a job in New York as a file clerk to support my writing all non fiction at first until I was able to earn my way as a free lance journalist For a time after that I lived in Europe.Where I got married for a brief and unpleasant period, then came home and wrote non fiction And got married again.And went back to Europe.And started writing fiction, and hallelujah selling it.And came back to New York with my by now long time husband, and began writing City of Dreams Which just about catches you up Except for the bits I ve left out.And, oh yes, one other important part of my life and my work On that so brief bio on the SS book jacket it mentions that I m a consultant Many people have asked me what kind.Happens that my husband who has his own website at agentresearch runs the world s number one consultancy for authors looking for new or sometimes a first agents It s called Agent Research and Evaluation, Inc and I do some work for some of his clients I also occasionally mentor new writers and some who are not so new What they all have in common is a passion for what they re writing, so working with them gives me great joy, and most have found it helpful Admittedly not all I set the bar high Some of what I have to share about the hows and the whys of this wonderful but very tough business of writing can be found at The Business of Writing page At other parts of the site you ll find about my books, including excerpts from some not yet published work, such as City of Glory, which continues the story of the Turners and the Devreys of City of Dreams City of Glory will be out in January We ve also put up an excerpt from the next book in that series, still little than a gleam in my eye.

    797 thoughts on “Bristol House”

    1. When the Shalom Foundation, run by billionaire American Jew Philip Weinraub, approaches Dr Annie Kendall with a proposition she can t refuse, little does she realise just what the three month research project she s signed up for will entail The proposition is quite simple go to London and research the so called Jew of Holborn, a Jew who lived in hiding during the Cromwell years 1535 in particular , who found a treasury of ancient Jewish artefacts and later distributed them to synagogues across E [...]



    2. Annie Kendall is a historian She specializes in the Renaissance England time period, specially the Tudor era This is why when Annie receives the offer from the Shalom Foundation to come and research some ancient artifacts from the Hold Land she jumps at the opportunity Annie will be staying at Bristol House, which is only a four minute walk from the British Museum Unfortunately Annie is not alone in the house Her guest is a monk Who just happens to be dead As if this is not enough for Annie to d [...]


    3. The publisher s blurb for Beverly Swerling s new novel, Bristol House talked about the blending of historical fiction with a supernatural thriller in a dual period narrative For that reason alone, I would have read it Then it mentioned that the historical part was set in Tudor England, a period of history that I am particularly fond of At that point I was hooked Annie Kendall is a historical researcher who accepts a job to travel to London to verify the existence of a Jewish community in London [...]


    4. On the surface this book was hitting all the things I like You have a wandering academic in England tracking down some small piece of history, only to get involved with some shadow organization and a much larger conspiracy So working through and against time can she piece together the clues and codes left by our historical heroes and save the day And if that wasn t enough it had a nice romance layered on top of the whole thing What is not to love Well unfortunately at no point did this book ever [...]


    5. Originally reviewed at Novel EscapesI had no idea what to expect on starting Bristol House and was happily engrossed after a few chapters in a fascinating novel of historical intrigue It tied into things I ve been interested in for years The Knights Templar, anything Tudor and religious history and as far as I could tell, the story was balanced on a great base of historical accuracies and accepted truths.Swerling has interwoven a present and a past storyline to meet in a vortex of another plane [...]


    6. I love Beverly Swerling s earlier work This book was boring all the way through, but I kept reading because I m a huge fan of historical fiction and the City of Dreams books It didn t feel like a natural progression for her work It seemed as though she could have taken the historical part of this book and created something similar to what she has done before Her best work has been in taking a wealth of highly interesting historical information and building strong, deep, and believable characters [...]


    7. Read advanced copy in anticipation of author visit Well crafted story of a recovering alcoholic working toward re establishing her credentials by taking on a research project that will lead to publishing professional articles She stumbles into a historical mystery with 21st century implications With the help of a new found relationship with a well connected English broadcaster and the specter of a 500 years dead monk, she uncovers a plot that could destroy the catholic church.Not my usual fare, [...]


    8. Not only did this book have secret tunnels, maps, ancient manuscripts and artefacts, it was set in both present day London, and the London of Tudor times, which made it completely irresistible to me.It certainly didn t disappoint, as it turned out to be an interesting and intelligent mystery, peopled by some excellent characters, and full of fascinating and informative historical detail, a little romanced ghosts.It kept me interested untill the last page, and sent me on a search for reading on [...]


    9. I was expecting to really like this book, because it sounds like something that would be right up my alley A dual time period narrative featuring a mystery that goes back to Tudor London and a ghost Sounds interesting Unfortunately, I just found myself at turns frustrated and bored with the story But I hate not finishing books once I ve started them, so I kept reading.The basic premise is that Annie Kendall is hired by the New York based Shalom Foundation to travel to London and research a Jew w [...]


    10. 4.0 out of 5 stars a novel that inspired the researcher in me This is a complex and intriguing story that blends history and present day with a time bending element that keeps the reader turning the pages late into the night with a computer handy to delve deeper, searching for details to seek further understanding Dr Annie Kendall, a recovering alcoholic and architectural historian, is engaged by the Shalom Foundation and its charismatic leader, Philip Weinraub, to search for Judaica that was th [...]


    11. I loved this novel Just a wonderful historical suspense ghost story with really well developed characters you care about and a story you haven t read 100 times Well done Highly recommended.


    12. Annie Kendall s academic historian career has been at a standstill for ten years when she s offered the chance of a lifetime, or so she sees it She is hired by Weinraub, the head of the Shalom Foundation, to travel to London and find secret treasures hidden by Giacomo the Lombard, also known as the Jew of Holbern These treasures are connected to the ancient Second Temple of Jerusalem But there s a heaviness and threatening attitude from Weinraub that bothers Annie but not enough initially to sto [...]


    13. Annie Kendall has begun a three month research project in London to locate long missing artifacts for Shalom Foundation Days into her research she meets Geoff Harris, an investigative reporter, and discovers the flat she is subletting is haunted by a ghost that appears to be trying to contact her to warn her about something The story moves back and forth between Annie in the present and 1535 Tudor London where Dom Justin, Carthusian Monk, narrates an intertwining tale.Within days Annie feels an [...]


    14. This is the first novel I ve read by Beveryly Swerling and it caught my attention intially because it s described as having many of the qualities I like in my reading such as historical fiction, suspense, mystery, and ghosts Dr Annie Kendall is invited to London to research Judaica for the Shalom Foundation She is definitely damaged goods with the fact that she s a recovering alcoholic, has lost custody of her only son, and is now seeing ghosts She knows instantly that it isn t the hallucination [...]


    15. WOW Does this novel sound fantastic or what I love the idea of mixing historical fiction with a bit of the supernatural makes for quite an interesting and rather spooky read Plus, Annie sounds like a woman on a mission She wants her career and personal life custody of her kid and alcoholism under control on track and is working toward those goals, all the while having to deal with a ghost who will not leave her alone Sounds creepy and a bit stalker y I ve never read any Swerling before, but when [...]


    16. Bristol House is the first of Beverly Swerling s novels that I have read I think I might be hooked This book deals with both the past and the present and then ties them together in a seemingly effortless way Anyone who has studied religious history will clearly see how much reality is presented in this fictional tale The author has done her research for this book and that made it a very enjoyable and ultimately unforgettable read I really liked the main character Annie She was on point throughou [...]


    17. Bristol House was a very interesting read The author utilises information about the Jewish presence in 16th century English society effectively, tying it with events surrounding the religious and monastic houses at a time when Henry VIII is breaking away from Rome The characters, especially the protagonist Annie Kendall, is quite a unique character whose back story is one I haven t really come across in these kinds of novels yet While I enjoyed the way that the story gradually unfolded, with eac [...]


    18. Read my full review bit 18DduYA3.5 5 StarsMy opinion This story is told from two different perspectives Annie and Dom Justin in two different periods of time I loved that, but must admit that I did love Dom Justin s story and felt it was engaging than Annie s story On that note, in reading the book s description, this type of book is right up my alley I expected the book to grab me by the throat and not let go It didn t I found myself putting it down a lot because there were aspects to it that [...]


    19. I really liked this book I was fascinated by the story, because of the historical aspects and the religion thrown in Mostly I really liked the grown up nature of hte relationship between Geoff and Annie There was no temporary dramatic break three quarters of the way through the book that made them realize their love for each other Their relationship just grew, as, I think, relationships do.This is definitely a book to which I will listen again.


    20. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Beverly Swerling books I have read all but one of her books and plan to read that one and any future ones Beverly Swerling definitely does her research which is reflected in her books.


    21. I didn t know what to expect when I started reading this book The blurb just sounded interesting What I got was so much than that.Ms Swerling does an excellent job of imparting information, religious and political, along with the paranormal, throughout this book Especially for someone like me who isn t familiar with the Jewish faith, historical or modern, and someone who doesn t give two hoots about most things political Of course, in the context of this story, the politics are definitely diffe [...]


    22. BUCKLE UP, GUYS, THIS IS A WEIRD ONE.I m just going to state ahead of time that I m going to spoil the plot, because you cannot properly appreciate how bananas this book is unless you know the ending If you don t want to be spoiled and would rather discover the batshittery for yourself, don t read past the cut Got it Awesome.Bristol House, by Beverly Swerling, bills itself as a supernatural thriller historical fiction It follows two narratives The first is that of Annie Kendall, a modern day arc [...]


    23. Ah, this book Bristol House and I never really meshed, sadly Despite my best efforts to immerse myself in Annie Kendall s story, I never felt that committed to it Truth be told, this book got set aside than once while I was reading through it.Now, I find it necessary to mention that I m still dipping my toes into the waters of historical fiction What most caught my eye about Bristol House, was that there was a paranormal bend to it Stories that interlace the past and the present fascinate me Ad [...]


    24. This book took me a little time to get into, but once I was about 1 3 of the way through the story quickly picked up pace.Annie Kendall begins an exciting 3 month adventure in London doing research on a project involving an ancient Jew of Holborn from the 1500s during the rein of Henry the VIII She is hoping this work will give her the break she needs to get back on her feet after being a recovering alcoholic and losing custody of her son While in London, Annie rents the old Bristol House which [...]


    25. a most excellent 5 star read my head is full of information, that s a good thing Oh my gosh this was an excellent book and the definition of a literary thriller although isn t it redundant to call a book literary aren t all books by their very words literary This is the first but, not the last book I will read from this wonderful author Beverly Swerling On her website about this book it says A 21st century woman and a 16th century monk, Their destinies on a collision course linked by a code that [...]


    26. Dr Annie Kendall has come to London on a research project she hopes will reestablish her academic career That career had been promising until alcoholism wrecked it and her personal life Now sober for four years, Annie is given a chance to make a contribution to history A Jewish billionaire named Weinraub has offered to support Annie s research into the Tudor era in England and establish the historical reality of a silversmith known as the Jew Of Holbern Annie rents a flat near the Holbern sectio [...]


    27. Bristol House is a wonderful book of history, intrigue and redemption Annie Kendall is scholar trying to recover her reputation and her dignity after years of alcohol abuse Annie is trying to redeem herself to reclaim her life and her son She is a very complex character who constantly struggles with guilt and her sense of mission to solve a mystery I liked Annie quite a bit She is flawed but thanks to her recovery she recognizes those flaws and accepts them as who she is She is a fighter Tudor E [...]


    28. This book reminded me a bit of The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane two scholars out of their element by staying in the homes of others, encountering ghosts, puzzles, and enemies where least expected I really liked the historical fiction the author included The settings were very interesting, especially the black and white mural in Annie s bedroom I have been to London and could sometimes map out where the characters were based on the Underground, or tube, stops mentioned The reason I gave this [...]


    29. I won t go into the plot in my review because many have already done so I just wanted to express my opinion.I really enjoyed this author s City of books and historical fiction is my favorite genre, so when I saw that she had a new one coming out that took place in London a city I love , I knew I just had to read it The author certainly does her research, something that I admire, especially in an author who writes historical fiction Normally, I do not just a book by its cover but I through the co [...]


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