9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Beautifully written and engaging,
This review is from: Grace and Mary (Hardcover)
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This is the first novel I've read by Melvyn Bragg. I was aware of his reputation as a writer but only really knew him from his television writing and appearances. I had expected to find a well written story but to be honest it was actually better than that and I found a beautifully written book with lots of wonderfully colourful characters. Interest in the story itself will depend on the reader's tastes but I found it to be very engaging and would say that it is a book to read slowly rather than race through the pages. It's often the case that we only truly value things when we lose them, and in recognising that the author has found a story which both touched and intrigued me.