A Place of Greater Safety

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Paris in 1789 is a city of food queues and riots. This book looks at the French Revolution through the experiences of George-Jacques Danton, a lawyer determined to make a name for himself and Maximilien Robespierre, a lawyer terrified of violence. Wi ...Continua
Ha scritto il 06/01/16
Non è un romanzo, ma un libro di storia.
E può piacere solo agli amanti della storia, perché la parte romanzata è meno del 10 % del volume. Le mie 5 stelle sono dovute alla mia assoluta passione per i libri di storia. Infatti ci sono alcune considerazioni negative, delle quali non ho tenuto...Continua
Ha scritto il 16/11/14
A place of greater safety
After reading Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies - both beautiful novels - I must say that this was quite disappointing. I tried and tried but just couldn't follow the stories of the three main characters. So I decided to give up. Perhaps I'll try a...Continua
Ha scritto il 04/02/13
My Favourite Book
I know that opinions are split on this book,which tells the story of the French Revolution of 1789, and I respect the views of readers and French revolution experts who criticise it, but as an avid reader for twenty five years I have to say that when...Continua
Top of the pile
Ha scritto il 22/08/11
If you want to begin to understand how revolution happens, how individuals get to manipulate the mob, how rioters can be triggered to bring down a government or a monarch, this well researched and beautifully written fictionalised account of the Fren...Continua
  • 1 mi piace
Ha scritto il 03/05/10
Blood, treachery, death, and disaster!
I was absorbed by this novel right from the first page. The episode of the Revolution is a confusing period in French history by any standard, and difficult to get to grips with, as it covers a considerable number of years. Hilary Mantel introduces t...Continua
  • 2 mi piace

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