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Blood Sisters by [Clegg, Melanie]
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Utterly gripping and compulsive reading from the first page. --Victoria Lamb, author of The Queen's Secret

A gripping tale of the French Revolution. --Catherine Delors, author of Mistress of the Revolution and For The King

Melanie Clegg draws readers into her world, and holds them fast. Her storytelling left me longing for more. --Susan Higginbotham, author of The Stolen Crown and The Queen of Last Hopes

Utterly gripping and compulsive reading from the first page. --Victoria Lamb, author of The Queen's Secret

A gripping tale of the French Revolution. --Catherine Delors, author of Mistress of the Revolution and For The King

About the Author

Melanie Clegg is a pink haired art history graduate, casual historian, gin taster, lapsed goth, failed Parisienne, Versailles obsessive, proud Ripperologist, Georgette Heyer fanatic and Victorian Prostitute re-enactor who lives in deepest darkest Bristol with her family but would rather be in either Whitechapel or Paris. Blood Sisters is her second novel.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 657 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Madame Guillotine (7 Aug. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005GCYP9E
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #119,773 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Blood Sisters opening in a climactic and dramatic way, with Sidonie (the Comtess de Saint-Valèry) dragged from her family leaving her son and young daughters to find their own way in the world under the watchful eye of their father and less than ingratiating grandmère. As well as their personal struggle, France and the world are on the brink of huge political change, with the Revolution on its way and the sisters' lives are immediately in danger. The historical context of the novel is weaved into the narrative so cleverly that at no point did I feel the need to check out any of the facts but equally, I never felt like I was reading history book, which shows absolutely fantastic skill.

Every character is painted with care and detail, making them feel real and genuine and making me as the reader feel like I can, in some small part, understand their terrifying circumstances and the terror they're living through. All three sisters drew me to them in different ways but in the end, gentle Lucrèce was my favourite by far. Every single character encountered throughout the novel whether fictional or fictional representatives of historical figures feels completely real.
For someone who knew very little about the French Revolution, I was absolutely enthralled. The different narrative voices were key to creating a captivating and believable narrative and I would love to know what happened next to the characters who remain at the end of the novel. Loved it, more please!
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Really enjoyed this novel. Loved the relationship between the
Sisters and their journey. Thought the descriptions of Paris and the revolution were well researched and informative. Very moving and lovely book.
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Blood Sisters has an exciting opening layered with undefined threatening menace that intrigues , ensnares and holds the reader. What will become of the narrator and her children? The historical detail is extensive, relevent but low key, bringing authenticity to to the fore. The prose is exemplary, brim-full of descriptive power and balanced vivacity, on each page. The pace is optimal, the characters are three dimensional players and most importantly, they are believably real. The dialogue, where it occurs, is logical and the plot does not meander or deviate but moves resolutely forward. One minor and personal quibble is that the title Blood Sisters is not a substantial enough title for a work of this quality but this certainly does not detract from the potency of the work. Robert Davidson. The Tuzla Run
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I enjoyed reading this book as it gave a very good insight into how France was at that time during the revolution and just how bad it can get when people are so wound up with bringing down the Monarchy and people associated with it that it can turn ino a blood bath quite easily, It was well written. I am very interested in the history of the Monarchy both in the UK and abroad and this book fulfilled my expectatons of that time.Anyone who has a similar interest will enjoy this book too.
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Blood Sisters tells the story of three sisters caught up in the blood-drenched terror of the French Revolution.

Melanie Clegg's writing is lavish and detailed, a thousand tiny brush-strokes that speak of an imagination absolutely steeped in the period. Her feel for character is marvellous, with each sister as true, captivating and beautifully drawn as the others. The danger and terror each woman faces in her struggle to survive the social upheaval of the revolution feels utterly real, and quite disturbing at times. Not a read for the faint-hearted.

By turns funny, terrifying, gorgeous, poignant, this is a sweeping epic of the French Revolution ... if you love historical fiction, you will not be able to put Blood Sisters down.
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I have enjoyed reading all Melanie Cleggs books. They take you into the very heart of life in this period. Melanie is very descriptive and you get a real sense of being there and I love being immersed in her books. I love the freshness off her writing. The books are light and easy to read and you can forget the world around you and dip into another time.Please write more on this period as it is so interesting. I wanted to learn more about the French revolution and this is a good intro if you dont want to read something historically heavy going because it is light and full of interesting bits without being dull or overwhelming. The sisters stories is written individually and comes together very well. Great books. I would have liked them in book form as the illustrations on the covers are great! Preferably signed by the author!.
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I read another of Melanie Clegg's books which was also based on time of French Revolution, which I enjoyed so decided to download Blood Sisters. I have not finished book yet. I like reading historical fiction so find it a pleasant read so far.
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This story brings the revolution to life, it kept me engrossed and interested in the fates of the three sisters.
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