The FitzOsbornes in Exile
Publish date: April 5th 2011
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
Series: The Montmaray Journals (#2)
It's not just a gorgeous cover. Cooper is really good at creating historical characters expressing progressive views, and showing how unappreciated that is by their contemporaries. Even how dangerous that can be. Library copy.
so much better than the first - A Brief History of Montmaray. Cooper incorporated the history so skillfully - Mitfords, Kick Kennedy, League of Nations. 3rd one is due in October, have to wait :(
3.5 stars.Lovely writing. I adore the setting. The family ties. The historical aspect.One of my only qualms was the Toby/Simon storyline. It is slightly uncomfortable to read about, though there is never anything bad. Also, historically speaking, I highly doubt that Sophie would have been writing a...
2.5 starsPicking up the pace. The Spanish Civil War is escalating. The political discussions among the cousins are realistic and nice to see them worked organically into the story. The characters all develop a great deal this book.Again, Sophie's voice and the setting make this a very interesting an...
I LOVED it!!