Quotes by Gillian Bradshaw

"You are like Odysseus, who could go out onto the great sea, lose all his goods and his friends, come to the boundaries of death, and return still himself."

"the water of the lagoon was warm as blood, salt as tears, and astonishingly clear"

"Until that moment she had not really noticed him. Now she felt as though she'd stubbed her toe on a rock, and looked down to find that it was part of a buried city."

"The hermit Anthony once told me that a monk is like a fish: take him out of his element and he dies. Silence is his element. In silence you can trade this shoddy world for Heaven."

"Your notion of what dignity demands is so different from a Roman's. A Roman noble might swallow a dozen insults which a Sarmatian would kill for, but he'd be outraged at the suggestion he could rest in a stable."

Books by Gillian Bradshaw

  • Hawk of May
  • 2,025 ratings
  • October 1st 1992 by Spectra

    (first published May 1st 1980)

  • The Sand-Reckoner
  • 846 ratings
  • June 2nd 2001 by St. Martins Press-3PL

    (first published April 1st 2000)

  • Kingdom of Summer
  • 815 ratings
  • November 1st 1992 by Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Company Inc.

    (first published March 1st 1981)

  • Island of Ghosts
  • 807 ratings
  • May 15th 1999 by Tor Books

    (first published August 1st 1998)

  • In Winter's Shadow
  • 721 ratings
  • December 1st 1992 by Spectra

    (first published January 1st 1982)

  • The Wolf Hunt
  • 598 ratings
  • June 1st 2002 by Tor Books

    (first published 2001)

  • Cleopatra's Heir
  • 544 ratings
  • June 1st 2003 by Forge Books

    (first published 2002)

Gillian Bradshaw
  • Gillian Bradshaw

  • Date of birth: May 14, 1956
  • Born: in Arlington, Virginia, The United States.

  • Description: Born in Arlington, Virgina, Gillian Bradshaw grew up in Washington, Santiago, Chile and Michigan. She is a Classics graduate from Newnham College, Cambridge, and published her first novel, Hawk of May, just before her final term. A highly acclaimed historical novelist, Gillian Bradshaw has won the Hopwood Award for Fiction, among other prizes. She lives in Cambridge with her husband and their four children.