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The Beacon at Alexandria - Gillian Bradshaw
The Beacon at Alexandria
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781569470107 (1569470103)
Publisher: Soho Press
Pages no: 376
Edition language: English
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Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
4.0 Beacon at Alexandria (Hera)
I probably love this more than it deserves so feel torn how I should rate it. Is this a deathless historical classic such as Gone With the Wind, Name of the Rose or I, Claudius? No. Neither its style nor an ability to place me in a foreign, alien mindset places it in five star territory. Is this boo...
By Singing Light
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0.0 Gillian Bradshaw
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...
Tuck's Book Nook
Tuck's Book Nook rated it
5.0
Really wonderfully done. The last line in the epilogue literally left me with chills: "the Fall of Rome was, for the west anyway, 'the greatest, perhaps, and most awful scene in the history of mankind."' Coming on the heels of this story, it was really excellently done. I mourned the empire's demise...
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