A year of bones, of grave-dirt, relentless work. Of mummified corpses and chanting priests. A year of rape, suicide, sudden death. Of friendship too. Of desire. Of love...A year unlike any other he has lived. Deep in the heart of Paris, its oldest ...Continua
Ha scritto il 02/04/13
radio-4, fradio, published-2011, summer-2012, plague-disease, historical-fiction, france, booker-longlist, conflagrationRecommended for: Laura, Carey and all Radio listenersRead from August 25 to September 01, 2012BOOK AT BEDTIME - Abridged by ...Continua
Ha scritto il 01/01/13
not particularly compelling, but i like the background of the story: 1785 Paris, how romantic
Ha scritto il 03/06/12
Exciting historical fiction...
This is an intriguing tale of a civil engineer working in 18thC Paris, tasked to remove - in its entirety - a decrepit, overflowing and collapsing cemetery.Great fun, and with enough wine, love and verisimilitude to keep everyone happy.The ending is ...Continua
Ha scritto il 02/03/12
Wouldn't recommend it.
From the blurb it had great potential, the press gave it rave reviews, it won the Costa Book Award - but unfortunately it just wasn't my cup of tea. I enjoyed the opening, the language certainly evoked the smells, sights, atmosphere of 18th-Century ...Continua
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Ha scritto il 21/06/11
Pure by Andrew Miller
http://www.theomnivore.co.uk/Book/Classification/Fiction/7182-Pure/Default.aspx

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