London in Chains: An English Civil War Novel
Publish date: November 1st 2009
Publisher: Severn House Publishers
Pages no: 214
Edition language: English
Series: English Civil War (#1)
I’ve read four books by Gillian Bradshaw so far: The Beacon at Alexandria,London in Chains, Island of Ghosts, and Hawk of May. I expect I’ll eventually read her whole backlist, if I can get my hands on it. She’s exactly the kind of historical fiction writer that I not only enjoy but respect, and tho...
**3.5**As someone who is not overly familiar with the English Civil War, I am happy to say that I did not have trouble following the history of this story. Setting the period between the major phases of the wars was smart as it provided background to what came before, as well as setting the scene fo...
It's 1647 and the "first" Civil War between King and Parliament is over - and London is seething with politics and seditious printers. After an attack on the family farm by soldiers Lucy Wentnor has lost both her dowry and her innocence, and her father brings her to London to live with her uncle Tho...
Misfit and MBP
This is a solid, workmanlike example of what Gillian Bradshaw does well. Her historical fiction is reliably; interesting, historically accurate, character driven, and readable. Sometimes her novels are utterly absorbing and sometimes they don't catch that elusive spark, and are just very good. Thi...
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