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The Winter Palace by Eva Stachniak

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Manda Scott
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Postby Manda Scott » Tue October 4th, 2011, 9:09 am

Thank you - and I've just ordered 'The Tudor Secret' which had otherwise passed me by...

looks fascinating an area ripe for further work every since Patricia Finney ceased her outstanding series.

well done, that man

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EC2
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Postby EC2 » Tue October 4th, 2011, 10:40 am

I've just gone to look it up at Amazon. Interesting. There are 20 reviews - 4 five star reviews, 9 four star, 5 three star and 2 two star. So quite a spread of opinion. Thanks for the reviews and thoughts. I will keep it in mind.
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Tue October 4th, 2011, 12:32 pm

"EC2" wrote:I've just gone to look it up at Amazon. Interesting. There are 20 reviews - 4 five star reviews, 9 four star, 5 three star and 2 two star. So quite a spread of opinion. Thanks for the reviews and thoughts. I will keep it in mind.


They are coming in mixed, but for the most part on the positive side. I really loved this at the start, it was just around halfway through they fell apart a bit. I think the one really unfortunate thing is that this is being billed as "A novel of Catherine the Great", when the MC is a minor character at court, and spends years away from said court being a wife and mother so there's a bit too much exposition catching her up on everything that's happening.
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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Misfit
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Postby Misfit » Tue October 11th, 2011, 1:07 pm

Divia, this title is available at Net Galley. You might want to sign up if you are interested. Details here.
At home with a good book and the cat...

...is the only place I want to be


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