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Enjoyable, rich & detailed
on 10 December 2017
I really enjoyed The Forest. I’m a fan of Rutherfurd’s work. He’s the only author of historical fiction I seek out and I find his work very approachable.
Like the other books I’ve read (Paris and New York), The Forest spans centuries of history to tell the story of the ancient New Forest, a place of legend with ties to some of the most important events in English history.
Rutherfurd’s prose is highly approachable, vivid and impressive. The rich descriptions in the book bring the ancient forest and the families who live and work there to memorable life.
What I liked about this book is that it contains generations of the same families who have thrives in the New Forest since it was founded. There’s something I really liked about this.