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Matilda versus Stephen = a Medieval Civil War

Advantages: Entertaining historial fiction based on fact.
Disadvantages: None for me.

The author, Elizabeth Chadwick, specialises in writing historical fiction set during England’s Plantagenet period. Most books that I have read of hers, up until now, have had their lead characters a couple of steps away from the monarchy, at the Lord ...

DavidCoulthard 11.01.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Lady of the English - Elizabeth Chadwick

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Not so elusive anymore

Advantages: great read, wonderful character, brilliant adventure
Disadvantages: I still don't have the rest of the series

...now, a friend found a copy of The Scarlet Pimpernel in a charity shop. She bought it and loved it. She lent the book to me to read and did a tour of all the charity and second hand book shops in the area, finding two or three others i ...

87degrees 25.08.2008 · Read full review
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Review of The Elusive Pimpernel (Scarlet Pimpernel) - Baronnesse Orczy

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An off-key swan song

Advantages: MacDonald Fraser could do very little wrong
Disadvantages: But this might be that very little

Given the circumstances, I would have loved to be able to say I loved The Reavers. But I can't. George MacDonald Fraser is - or perhaps I should say was - one of my favourite authors, his Flashman series being among the literary feats of our time ...

torr 11.02.2008 · Read full review
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Review of The Reavers - George MacDonald Fraser

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