The Rose of Sebastopol
Publish date: July 12th 2007
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Pages no: 405
Edition language: English
Hmm.... I think a B for narration, and a B- for story. The writing was beautiful and memorable, and I loved how Mariella's character evolved. However, the pacing was inconsistent and some of the childhood flashbacks during the middle of a war scene were pretty jarring while listening - but I might n...
August's book club.One of those books that a bit of a slow burner - took me several chapters of ploughing through to start to get into it. Jumps backwards & forwards between the present, 10 years ago and the recent past (if that makes sense). Tells of Mariella, a young girl who is very much a produc...
2.5 starsI enjoyed the story that is woven through The Rose of Sebastopol. We get a sense of what people at home heard and thought of the war, but also what it was like living and working in the war zone. It is told in dual narrative, with the primary narrative told during the Crimean War, and the s...
Title: The Rose of SebastopolAuthor: Katharine McMahonGenre: Historical FictionLove/Hate?: Love, ohmygod, love.Rating: 5/5Did you finish?: Yes. I couldn't stop reading!One-sentence summary: Proper English woman, Mariella, goes to Crimea in search of her missing cousin Rosa.Why did you get this book?...
i've really gotten into historical fiction lately and was excited to read this book. the reviews were pretty high and yet i was bored reading it, the characters were annoying and Mariella was just plain frustrating. i didn't feel she developed as a character and the ending was unrewarding.
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