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Great way to learn some history,
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This review is from: The Devil's Acre (Kindle Edition)
This story follows Samuel Colt who comes to London from US to set up a factory in the early 1850s. You will find out about his attempts to sell his newly invented revolver to the UK military.
The characters are all introduced within the first few chapters and are immediately recognisable as strong characters which have plenty of room for development. There is a large factual element to the book but several of the main people have been invented to fill in the gaps in the story which have not been recorded. I read the book with a pc to hand so that I could get some background as I went along. The story is very interesting and manages to cover Victorian politics, harsh living conditions and the massive progression of the industrial revolution all in one book.
Language used is appropriate to the period and it is worth reading the book slowly in order to soak up the slightly unfamiliar words and soak up the atmosphere.
A good combination of factual information and exciting dramatisation gives a book which is recommended. You will need to have an interest In history but,if you have, then you will enjoy it.