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Peter Vansittart

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Margaret
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Peter Vansittart

Post by Margaret » Wed March 9th, 2011, 7:04 am

One of my website visitors introduced me to Peter Vansittart, whose historical novels were not on the site until he pointed them out to me. I've just finished reading A Safe Conduct (see review), set in late fifteenth-century Germany, and found myself both dazzled by the brilliance and put off by the difficulty of this short novel. I think I may be enjoying it more now that I have finished it than I did while I was reading it. Some of the passages and images stick in my mind. Most readers will either love or hate this - but I reacted with a wild array of mixed feelings, a combination of impatience, fascination, repugnance and admiration.
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