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A Place of Greater Safety - Hilary Mantel
A Place of Greater Safety
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It is 1789, and three young provincials have come to Paris to make their way. Georges-Jacques Danton, an ambitious young lawyer, is energetic, pragmatic, debt-ridden--and hugely but erotically ugly. Maximilien Robespierre, also a lawyer, is slight, diligent, and terrified of violence. His dearest... show more
It is 1789, and three young provincials have come to Paris to make their way. Georges-Jacques Danton, an ambitious young lawyer, is energetic, pragmatic, debt-ridden--and hugely but erotically ugly. Maximilien Robespierre, also a lawyer, is slight, diligent, and terrified of violence. His dearest friend, Camille Desmoulins, is a conspirator and pamphleteer of genius. A charming gadfly, erratic and untrustworthy, bisexual and beautiful, Camille is obsessed by one woman and engaged to marry another, her daughter. In the swells of revolution, they each taste the addictive delights of power, and the price that must be paid for it.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780312426392 (0312426399)
ASIN: 312426399
Publisher: Picador
Pages no: 749
Edition language: English
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Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
4.0 A Place of Greater Safety by Hilary Mantel
bookshelves: radio-4, autumn-2015, historical-fiction, revolution, france, published-1992, play-dramatisation Recommended for: BBC Radio Listeners Read from August 31 to September 23, 2015 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b068sjpbDescription: Hilary Mantel's gripping account of the cataclysmic e...
Carpe Librum
Carpe Librum rated it
4.0 A Place of Greater Safety by Hilary Mantel
Whew....I made it. As with Mantel's other novels, she throws out all the rules for writing a novel and comes up with an astounding result that is uniquely hers. She unapologetically assumes that her readers will already be familiar with the triple threat of the French Revolution and feels free to ...
LunaLuss
LunaLuss rated it
Review to come.later!
Lillelara
Lillelara rated it
5.0 A Place of Greater Safety
A Place of Greater Safety is this month´s club read in the More Historical than Fiction book club. And I just want to say thank you for bringing this novel to my attention, because it is brilliant. Admittedly it is not the easiest read. Covering the French Revolution up till the year 1794 and focu...
lisacindrich
lisacindrich rated it
0.0 A Place of Greater Safety
Really excellent so far.Update: And excellent through to the finish!
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