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Top 5 Books Ever,
This review is from: Sarum (Hardcover)
I purchased this book when it was first published and I have just re-read it, something I cannot ever remember doing with a work of fiction. I put this book in the top 5 of all the books I have ever read.
The book is so vast that to give a coherent review in the space available is virtually impossible.
Suffice to say that the book starts 7,000 years BC and ends in modern times. It relates the lives of five families and their histories through this vast time scale.
Read this book for the pleasure it will undoubtedly give you, but at the same time you are receiving a lesson in the history of the British Isles (if only they were like this at school).
Perhaps the main character in the book is not a person at all but a building, the Catherdral at Salisbury.
Rutherfurd brings everything to life in the most magical of ways. If you are interested in historical novels you must read this one.
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Initial post: 21 Jun 2014 03:28:04 BDT
What size print is in this book. I bought a copy of Rutherford's London and can't read the print. At the same time I bought Paris and the print in that is fine. That book was much bigger that the London one and although a bit heavy, was really readable whereas the London one quite unreadable. If yours is the readable one, please can you give me some details so that I know when ordering another copy. Thank you.
In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jun 2014 19:48:30 BDT
J. Chippindale says:
It is ten years since I read the book, but I do not remember having any problems with the text size. However the book may have been re-published since then. Sarum really is a terrific read and I am sure you will love it.
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