I have never written a review before as I thinks its too easy to criticise. I have also seen the author has replied to some.
I really wanted to like this book as it is about an area I know nothing about. However for the 1st time in a long time I gave up reading it as I felt that I was being taught a history lesson and a simple one at that. I want to get into the mind of a character I want to be there suffering what I don't want is staged managed sections where everything is explained to me ( I can look up stuff by myself). It probably didn't help that I had just read a Karen Maitland book and so was comparing.The Gallows Curse