English to an inaccurate degree with the english empire and english coins. Reading like a diplomatic Mills And Boon with a Country Life magazine's worth of product places. Apart from Dr Martens, they would be too common.
This is a cliched and pompous novel. It's a best seller on the back of the movie and the big name's past glories. Life is short and this is long and tedious. Many's a better read out there.
I was a bit sceptical at the outset with this book due to the basic style of the writing. However, chapter by chapter I became hooked. Don't be fooled by the straightforward english. This is an awesome story. Highly recommended!