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This review is from: The Duchess (Paperback)
Having watched the film I felt I should read the book as they are almost always much better than the large screen counterpart. I was left somewhat disappointed by this.
Sure, the book is well researched and referenced and the work behind the historical fact that has gone into this book is undeniably impressive. As a history text for one to reference it is entirely suitable.
However this book seems to be promoted as a highly entertaining story. That it is not. The plot is just a blow-by-blow historical account with no attempt to really make the story entertaining or actually give much insight into the characters. I only finished the novel out of sheer stubborness and that in itself was a chore.
As a historical refernce text it fits. As something to read for entertainments sake, don't bother as it is just dull, dull, dull.