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Bianca Amato
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Stewartry
Stewartry rated it 6 years ago
This was a very odd book. I enjoyed most of it, but it was very odd. It took a bit of mental calisthenics to adapt to a 1949 London in which "Old Adolph admired England and had no territorial ambitions across the channel". Because this world's Old Adolph most certainly had all sorts of ambitions acr...
Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it 8 years ago
In Walton’s alternate history , 1949 sees the ruling Conservative Party dominated by the “Farthing Set”, a clique of high Tories credited with negotiating “Peace with Honour” between the Third Reich and the British Empire in response to Hess’ overture on behalf of Hitler in 1941. On the eve of an ...
chadkoh
chadkoh rated it 8 years ago
Very engaging. The audio version has good narrators. It is a book out of time though. Would've been more profound had it been written in the middle of the last century. Profound may not be the right word because it does have quite an effect on people familiar with the history and of course oppressiv...
D.G. ~Shameless Reader~
D.G. ~Shameless Reader~ rated it 11 years ago
First of all, if you haven’t read Jane Eyre and intend to read it, please don’t read this book first. It gives Jane Eyre’s plot away. Jane Eyre is mentioned in this book often and it’s clear to me that Ms. Setterfield attempted to create a similar atmosphere with her prose and gothic undertones. The...
Inklings
Inklings rated it 12 years ago
When I first saw this book in the stores the description intrigued me. Lost stories. Mysteries. It had the trappings of a classic novel, something like Great Expections (which I must admit I found tedious in High School, yet which I have been haunted by ever since), but The Thirteenth Tale did not s...
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