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Diamond review  An Honor - able story

Advantages: Good story well told
Disadvantages: May not be a topic of interest to some

...Tracey Chevalier I enjoyed “The Girl with a Pearl earring” so when I saw this somewhere on sale I picked it up. It has been sitting on my bookshelf for a while and I noticed it was one of the items in the ciao lottery this month so I ...

catsholiday 11.09.2015 · Read full review
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Review of The Last Runaway - Tracy Chevalier

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A Runaway Success

Advantages: Strong characters and engaging storyline
Disadvantages: Slow start

The Ciao lottery has introduced me to another set of books that I might not have come across otherwise, with this month's selection including "The Last Runaway" by Tracy Chevalier. The Author Tracy Chevalier has written a number of historical nove ...

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The dysfunctional royal family

Advantages: I loved the period of time it was set in, the description of this time was well written.
Disadvantages: A bland at at times, annoying, Elizabeth lets the book down.

Elizabeth is the First Daughter of England, and lives a life of privilege and luxury. Yet she is imprisoned by her duty, her duty to be a pawn in the political games her father, King James I, plays. She only trusts her older brother, Henry, until she is ...

GemmaC25 05.08.2010 · Read full review
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Review of The King's Daughter - Christie Dickason

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Worth a Kings Ransom?

Advantages: The first about this period of time
Disadvantages: Awful characters, no depth of story, quite bad actually!

I love historical fiction particularly that which features real people of history and specifically royalty. So I was quite excited to see this book which is about Elizabeth, First Daughter of England and daughter of James I. For those who aren’t too fami ...

Emma1973 13.01.2011 · Read full review
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Figures in Silk - Vanora Bennett

Advantages: Colourful description of the silk trade in the fifteenth century
Disadvantages: None

...a review of the novel, Figures in Silk, by Vanora Bennett. This is the fourth book of hers that I have read, and I have enjoyed all of them. From reading the foreword, the book was nothing like I had imagined it would be. The book starts in the ...

MrsW2011 05.03.2012 · Read full review
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