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The Gates of Paradise

(2006)
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So begins Beryl Kingstons illuminating and touching novel about the life of William Blake, the famous poet, engraver and illustrator, and author of the renowned Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience.

The story focuses on Blakes life when he moved to the small rural village of Felpham in Sussex, where he spent three hard-working years until the dramatic events which led him to court: in 1803 he was charged with sedition, at Chichester, for being too vocal in his response to a soldier he found trespassing in his garden.

Half a century later, Alexander Gilchrist arrives, intent on discovering all that he can about the mad poets time there in order to compile a biography. Beginning his he starts questioning people about their memories of their now departed neighbor. But he soon encounters hostility when the court trial is mentioned just what do the locals have to hide?

Peopled with a cast of colorful characters and set amid the tranquil beauty of the south coast of England, Gates of Paradise is Beryl Kingstons most exceptional and powerful novel to date.

Genre: Historical

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September 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: Gates of Paradise
Author(s): Beryl Kingston
ISBN: 0-7505-2578-9 / 978-0-7505-2578-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
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January 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: GATES OF PARADISE, THE
Author(s): Beryl Kingston
ISBN: 0-7490-8242-9 / 978-0-7490-8242-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: ALLISON & BUSBY
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January 2008 : Paperback
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Title: Gates of Paradise
Author(s): Beryl Kingston
Publisher: Allison & Busby
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October 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: GATES OF PARADISE, THE
Author(s): Beryl Kingston
ISBN: 0-7490-8071-X / 978-0-7490-8071-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: ALLISON & BUSBY
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January 2007 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Gates of Paradise
Author(s): Beryl Kingston
ISBN: 1-84652-022-3 / 978-1-84652-022-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Story Sound
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January 2007 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Gates of Paradise
Author(s): Beryl Kingston
ISBN: 1-84652-023-1 / 978-1-84652-023-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Story Sound
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