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Richard Cowper (1926 - 2002)
Born John Middleton Murry, Jnr, the son of writer John Middleton Murry, Richard Cowper was the pseudonym under which most of his science fiction was published (he wrote four novels under the name 'Colin Murry'). He served in the Royal Navy during the Second World War, although he as lucky enough not to see combat. After the war, he read Anglo-Saxon and English at Oxford. His works were shortlisted for the Hugo, Nebula, British Fantasy and Locus Awards. He died in 2002, four weeks after the death of his wife.
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The Twilight of
The White Bird of Kinship
Book 1: The Road to Corlay (1978)
Book 2: A Dream of
Book 3: A Tapestry of
The first coming was the Man; The second was Fire to burn
The third was water to drown the Fire; The fourth is the Bird
Twenty years have passed since the martyrdom of the Boy-piper at
York, twenty years in which his legacy, the movement of Kinship,
has challenged the tyranny of the Church Militant in Britain's
seven island kingdoms. A terrible path lies before him, one that
transcends his own world. As he travels it, Tom must come to
understand the true nature of the wild White Bird, of The Bride of
Time and her Child, and of the Song the Star Born sang.
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