The Coral Thief
Publisher: George Weidenfeld & Nicholson
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, 19th Century
I very much enjoyed Stott's previous novel, and picked this up with high expectations. The Coral Thief is a very different kettle of fish to Ghostwalk, but I would say it is certainly on a par (if not better). I enjoyed the colourful detail of Paris in the immediate post-revolution period. I felt th...
I really enjoyed The Coral Thief as a historical fiction piece (though the characterization could have been stronger, imo). Stott provided many fascinating facts about the Paris scientific community after the fall of Napoleon, specifically lots of emerging thought around the ideas of transmutation &...
A botanist traveling to Paris and a new vocation is captivated by a mysterious woman. Dan Stevens reads from Rebecca Stott's love story, set in Paris in 1815 in the aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars. Blurb - Daniel Connor, a brilliant and ambitious student, is in Paris to take up a new position with ...
The Coral Thief is the best kind of historical novel: detailed enough to be engrossing without losing you in the minutiae, vibrant enough to seem real (without veering off into anachronistic), and balanced by an excellent plot and engaging characters. I inhaled this book over three days, snagged fro...
Gave up around page 70, not enough to interest me to even slog through it at the gym. Almost cut the cardio short to shorten the pain.
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