Publish date: November 30th 2000
Pages no: 888
Edition language: Deutsch
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, 20th Century
Just the kind of historical fiction I love. Lots of historical details about a city that I know well and limited romance elements. If I wanted a romance story I would have read a historical romance. When I read historical fiction, I want heavy historical details and a in-depth presentation of the ti...
Rutherfurd's style of taking us into a historic setting is different than anything I've seen elsewhere. He has a gentle tone, telling the story through a family that might carry on through generations, moving from one character to another as time passes. I found it an interesting way to observe th...
This novel had all the right ingredients to be my next favorite: English history, generational families, over 1,000 pages, and enough complexity to require a few pages of maps/diagrams at the beginning. Unfortunately, in the end I ended up feeling sort of underwhelmed by it. Maybe it is the fact tha...
I read and enjoyed Rutherfurd's Russka and didn't realize till near the end in what contempt he held his female characters, but by a few stories into this one it was unmistakeable. Now let me be clear: I'm not objecting to the lack of rights and opportunities women have in the distant time periods p...
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