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The Pillars of the Earth
The Pillars of the Earth
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If you can possibly imagine a cross between Thomas Hardy and Wilbur Smith you might begin to conceive the grandeur of Ken Follett's epic work The Pillars of the Earth. There are hints of Jude and Tess in the tragic elements of Pillars, and the rural landscape also reminds of Hardy. The chronology of families through generations, and the gripping narrative, will be familiar to readers of ...

Michael 06 June 2021, 11:44

Havoc in its Third Year
Havoc in its Third Year
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Havoc in its Third Year is a powerful, moving novel set in the religious turmoil of 1630s England. Written by Ronan Bennett, it was only after beginning this book that I realised he had also crafted The Catastrophist, which I read and enjoyed several years ago. The Catastrophist is set in the dying days of Belgian rule in the Congo and portrays the various conflicts that arose during that ...

Michael 06 June 2021, 14:31

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