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Edward Rutherfurd
Edward Rutherfurd was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, and educated at Cambridge University and Stanford University in California. His first book, Sarum was based on the history of Salisbury. London, Russka,The Forest, Dublin and Ireland Awakening all draw on finely researched details of social... show more



Edward Rutherfurd was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, and educated at Cambridge University and Stanford University in California. His first book, Sarum was based on the history of Salisbury. London, Russka,The Forest, Dublin and Ireland Awakening all draw on finely researched details of social history. Edward Rutherford has spent much of the last 30 years living in New York and Conneticut. He has an American wife and two American educated children and has served on a New York co-op board.

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KatieMc
KatieMc rated it 6 years ago
A showcase of New York history from 1664 to the present day, told through the stories of several New York based (mostly old money Anglo and Dutch) families. I initially found it very frustrating because the narrative would switch to a new character/generation just as something interesting seemed t...
KatieMc
KatieMc rated it 6 years ago
A showcase of New York history from 1664 to the present day, told through the stories of several New York based (mostly old money Anglo and Dutch) families. I initially found it very frustrating because the narrative would switch to a new character/generation just as something interesting seemed t...
A History Nut's Romantic State of Mind
Just the kind of historical fiction I love. Lots of historical details about a city that I know well and limited romance elements. If I wanted a romance story I would have read a historical romance. When I read historical fiction, I want heavy historical details and a in-depth presentation of the ti...
All about me
All about me rated it 6 years ago
I enjoyed this book. But I think I was predisposed to like the novel as I love Paris. I enjoyed reading about the history. I liked reading about the trajectory of each family and how their lives were intertwined across the generations. Some of it was cliched, but overall it's a good read.
La vita è un libro
La vita è un libro rated it 6 years ago
Come indica il titolo, il libro ci porta alla scoperta della storia di NY a partire da quando era solo una colonia prevalentemente olandese, intorno alla metà del 1600, per arrivare al 2009 attraverso la vita di alcune famiglie, anche di diversa estrazione sociale e che incontreremo nelle diverse ge...
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