Catch A Falling Star (Blond and Briggs) 1978
London in the time of Elizabeth 1st - a place of secrets and intrigue, overseas wars and plague. This is the London of John Donne - poet, lover, soldier, wit, and eventual cleric. A riotous youth culminating in an unwise seduction, sees Donne, a stubborn Catholic, who refuses to sign the Oath of Allegiance, sent off to the wars. On his return he again falls in love unwisely. But this time he will not be distracted.
‘Full of action and the atmosphere of a troubled time.’ Marlborough Times and Standard
‘Sandys’ novel…displays so much of the intelligence and learning, wit and sense of fun, drama and high seriousness, as well as the charm that her subject demands… A spirited tale that easily holds one’s attention.’ Peter Dane. The NZ Listener
‘A vivid portrayal of an exciting and strife-torn age.’ Jean Blyth. East London Daily Dispatch
‘Hard to put down… the writing flows with vigour and elegance.’ JSS. Otago Daily Times
‘Stirring stuff.’ Joan Forman. Eastern Daily News