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Just published: The Black Tower, by Louis Bayard

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Catherine Delors
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Just published: The Black Tower, by Louis Bayard

Postby Catherine Delors » Wed September 3rd, 2008, 1:19 pm

Beautifully written historical mystery, set in Paris during and after the Revolution.

See posts and interview of the author on my blog:

blog.catherinedelors.com/2008/09/01/an-interview-of-louis-bayard-author-of-the-black-tower.aspx
blog.catherinedelors.com/2008/08/29/the-black-tower-by-louis-bayard-and-an-upcoming-interview-of-the-author.aspx

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell & And So It Begins by Rachel Abbott (Pigeonhole)
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby Vanessa » Wed September 3rd, 2008, 2:13 pm

Did this author write Mr Timothy? I haven't read it but it's on my TBR pile. I think the character Mr Timothy is a grown up version of Tiny Tim from Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

Edited to say I've just been to look at your blog, Catherine, and I've had my question answered! I have this author's other book, The Pale Blue Eye, on my Mt TBR too! They all look very atmospheric reads.
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Catherine Delors
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Postby Catherine Delors » Wed September 3rd, 2008, 2:24 pm

Yes, Vanessa, same author! Indeed a very atmospheric read.

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Postby EC2 » Wed September 3rd, 2008, 8:13 pm

Thanks Catherine.
I loved Mr Timothy. Very dark and gothically delicious!
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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Catherine Delors
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Postby Catherine Delors » Wed September 3rd, 2008, 10:25 pm

Then you should enjoy this one as well, EC2. I just love mysteries, historical ones in particular.

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Postby boswellbaxter » Fri September 12th, 2008, 12:30 am

I just finished reading this for review. Really enjoyed it.
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Carine
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Currently reading: Jonkvrouw - Jean-Claude Van Ryckeghem
Interest in HF: I love history
Favorite HF book: Can't pin that down to only 1 :-)
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Postby Carine » Fri September 12th, 2008, 5:50 am

I've never heard of this writer. Thanks for the tip, that'll be another one for my TBR pile !

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Postby tsjmom » Wed July 8th, 2009, 2:22 am

Don't know how I missed this thread. I really enjoyed this book. I like twists and turns, not gory stuff.

The ending makes you think, "Well, maybe .............."

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Postby Leena » Fri October 2nd, 2009, 10:50 pm

Yes, I really like this book, too. Vidocq is so well done and what a quirky character! It's been a while since I came across such an unusual character, and from what I've heard about him, this may be true to his personality. I blasted through the book because it seemed very different. As tsjmom pointed out, there are some twists and turns in this one. I had no idea this was the author of the Tiny Tim book; I'm going to snatch that up, too.

Hello from a newbie. :)
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Catherine Delors
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Postby Catherine Delors » Sat October 3rd, 2009, 3:00 am

Isn't the Vidocq character great? The best thing is that the real guy was very much like that.


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