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  • Published: 1 December 2006
  • ISBN: 9780099503095
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 576
  • RRP: $26.99

The Holy Blood And The Holy Grail



"One of the most important and thought-provoking works to appear in recent years." - The New Humanity

A nineteenth century French priest discovers something in his mountain village at the foot of The Pyrenees which enables him to amass and spend a fortune of millions of pounds. The tale seems to begin with buried treasure and then turns into an unprecedented historical detective story - a modern Grail quest leading back through cryptically coded parchments, secret societies, the Knights Templar, the Cathar heretics of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries and a dynasty of obscure French kings deposed more than 1,300 years ago. The author's conclusions are persuasive: at the core is not material riches but a secret - a secret of explosive and controversial proportions, which radiates out from the little Pyrenees village all the way to contemporary politics and the entire edifice of the Christian faith. It involves nothing less than... the Holy Grail.

  • Published: 1 December 2006
  • ISBN: 9780099503095
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 576
  • RRP: $26.99

About the authors

Richard Leigh

Richard Leigh studied at Tufts University, Boston, the University of Chicago and the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He died in 2007.

Michael Baigent

Michael Baigent graduated from Christchurch University, New Zealand. Richard Leigh followed up his degree from Tufts University, Boston, with postgraduate studies at the University of Chicago and Stony Brook New York State University. They are co-authors of The Holy Blood and The Holy Grail, The Messianic Legacy and The Temple and the Lodge. He died in 2013.

Henry Lincoln

Michael Baigent graduated from Christchurch University, New Zealand. Richard Leigh followed up his degree from Tufts University, Boston, with postgraduate studies at the University of Chicago and Stony Brook New York State University. They are co-authors of investigative religious books including The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail,The Messianic Legacy and The Temple and the Lodge.

Praise for The Holy Blood And The Holy Grail

'Their quest for knowledge possesses all the ingredients of a classic 19th-Century mystery novel... a book that will be hotly denounced and widely read'

Financial Times

'A book that cannot easily be dismissed'

Neville Cryer, The Bible Society

'Has all the ingredients of an international thriller...incredible'

Newsweek

'It makes compulsive reading'

Times Educational Supplement

'Well documented and often sinister facts'

Oxford Times

'One of the most controversial books of the 20th Century'

U.P.I

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