The Quincunx: The Inheritance of John Huffam; [With a New Afterword by the Author]
Publish date: 2010-02-01
Pages no: 1248
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, 19th Century
, Mystery Thriller
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Not a 3* for the quality of the book, which is outstanding, I just didn't connect with it. If you like classic books but would appreciate it if the pace was stepped up a bit, you will love this.
The book dedication: For my Mother (4th May 1919- 22nd February 1989)The nomenclature of protagonist John Huffam is plucked from Charles John Huffam Dickens. As the story of The Quincunx progresses, the threads of many famous Dickens stories are on show however this is a vast tale in its own right a...