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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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Review of The Last Runaway - Tracy Chevalier

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Approach with Caution!

Advantages: Quite a good story overall
Disadvantages: Chapter III

I wanted to read Caligula by Douglas Jackson, as I am a big fan of the 1970s television series I, Claudius which introduced me to the brutal Emperor Caligula, there played brilliantly by John Hurt. Reading the book, it was John Hurt's face who popped into ...

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Review of Caligula - Douglas Jackson

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Shadow and Light Across the Face of the People

Advantages: unique setting, interesting characters and cultures
Disadvantages: too open-ended and cluttered to be truly satisfying

The Northwind people have been strong, have provided good leadership, and have kept their own people and ways united throughout generations. The Northwind People demand tributes for providing valuable information twice a year to the prolific others, and f ...

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Review of People of the Raven - W.Michael Gear, Kathleen O'Neal Gear

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One common stewed whore, Anne Boleyn.

Advantages: An incredibly enjoyable and interesting book
Disadvantages: A fair bit of deviation from known history

..."The King's Grace is ruled by one common stewed whore, Anne Boleyn, who makes all the spirituality to be beggared, and the temporality also. -- Abbot of Whitby 1530 " Recently I reviewed 'The Kings Pleasure' by Norah Lofts, a book about the life of Kat ...

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Review of The Concubine - Norah Lofts

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