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5.0 out of 5 stars The Shallow Seas
The sequel to The Red Thread continues in Java with a revealing insight into the development of, and life in Batavia (now modern Jakarta) and is again notable for historical accuracy.
Published 22 months ago by Mr I S Hudson

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3.0 out of 5 stars Ok but not the best in the series.
Enjoyable, but more slow moving and not as good as the first book in the quartet. The new characters introduced are sometimes confusing in their relationship with the main ones, and occasionally it gets very "wordy" and the storyline appears to go off at a tangent for a while.
Published 4 months ago by Cluck Cluck


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5.0 out of 5 stars The Shallow Seas, 16 Jun. 2013
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The sequel to The Red Thread continues in Java with a revealing insight into the development of, and life in Batavia (now modern Jakarta) and is again notable for historical accuracy.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read. Provides a trully atmospheric picture of the ..., 13 Oct. 2014
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This review is from: The Shallow Seas: A Tale of Two Cities: Singapore and Batavia (The Straits Quartet Book 2) (Kindle Edition)
Excellent read. Provides a trully atmospheric picture of the 1800s in the Singapore Strait and Batavia. I thouroughly enjoyed being taken through the history, geography and culture of the times while sharing with the main character her journey through life as an expat of mixed origins. Beautifully written, Dawn Farnham is equally skillful depicting the landscape, peoples cultural habits as well as the intense erotic love making of her characters. I would recommend reading before hand the Read Thread, the first in the series of the Strait Quartet.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Ok but not the best in the series., 25 Nov. 2014
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Enjoyable, but more slow moving and not as good as the first book in the quartet. The new characters introduced are sometimes confusing in their relationship with the main ones, and occasionally it gets very "wordy" and the storyline appears to go off at a tangent for a while.
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5.0 out of 5 stars COntinuation of a brilliant story., 30 Nov. 2014
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l loved this book following on from the REd THread. The research both historically and geographically were amazing and the plot totally engrossing.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Shallow Seas, 24 Feb. 2015
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Having read the first book I began this with enthusiasm. I DID GET BOGGED DOWN WITH TOO MUCH DETail at times But stilllooking forward to BOOK 3.
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5.0 out of 5 stars these 4 bools are amongst my favourite. Oh if only I could visit Singapore and ..., 18 Feb. 2015
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these 4 bools are amongst my favourite. Oh if only I could visit Singapore and see the places for myself
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4.0 out of 5 stars Loved it. Raunchy and intruiging, 2 April 2015
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Loved it. Raunchy and intruiging. A great read
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