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The Gathering Storm (A Merry Requiem #1)

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Paris, 1822. With a new wife and a successful career as a writer, Philippe Etienne seems to have it all. But a series of tragedies puts him in conflict with the King, and he begins to doubt all he has ever believed. With revolution in the air, Philippe must decide, once and for all, which side he is on – and what price he is willing to pay.
Published September 13th 2012
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Annie Fyfe
Jan 17, 2013 Annie Fyfe rated it really liked it
This book follows a writer during the 1820s in France through his marriage (to a women his mother didn’t approve) and into his young writing career. He struggles to find something worth writing while still being able to make a living for his child and wife. I really enjoyed this book. I have never read anything set in this time period and I do enjoy historical fiction as long as it doesn’t get too boring, and this one didn’t! I loved how I was getting a look at a totally different time but it ...more
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Margaret Pritchard Houston was almost literally born in the gutter, as her dad parked at the wrong entrance to the hospital and had to leave her mum to go find a wheelchair.

She grew up in the USA, in a house full of books, fantasizing about time travel, which explains her interest in historical fiction. She has lived in the UK since 2005, is a trained teacher, and works with children in the Church
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