Giles MacDonogh

A Personal Crusade

The Far-Farers: A Journey from Viking Iceland to Crusader Jerusalem

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This is a book that thwarts any attempt at definition. It is certainly not a simple travelogue, nor is it quite a history book. It might be a concealed attempt to write about theology, or theocracy, but there is too much of the author in it for that, and far too much history.

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