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Till the Day Goes Down

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Set in the turbulent Border country and in glittering, decadent Paris in the years before the Armada, Judith Lennox's epic historical tale is rich in atmosphere and intrigue.

As England prepares for the threat of invasion, Catholic forces in France, Scotland and Spain plan the 'Enterprise of England', weaving a cat's-cradle of intrigue around the imprisoned Mary, Queen of

Hardcover, 368 pages
Published by St Martins Pr (first published January 1st 1991)
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Sherwood Smith
In The Anxiety of Influence, Harold Bloom talks about how a monumental work will affect readers' perceptions of works that come after, whether or not the author or writer in question was directly influenced by the monument.

I was very aware of this as I read this novel and kept being thrown back to the Lymond Chronicles by Dorothy Dunnett. In part because of the familiar names and places of the Scots Borderlands, but also because of the clever, cruel hero who turns out to have a semblance of a mo
Feb 03, 2012 Heidi rated it it was amazing
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Have to add this to the list of books where the setting - the English borders - haunted me for days after. Definitely influenced by Dunnett, but an excellent book in its own right.

In sixteenth century England, Christie Forster, who has a complicated history, travels north with her cousin to live in the English borders. There they become entangled with Luke Ridley. He is a complicated reiver who above else desires control of his life, but has become entangled in events beyond his control in the s
Aug 18, 2012 Carol rated it liked it
This historical novel was quick, entertaining read. It concerns the activities of Arbel Forster, Christie Forster, and Luke Ridley, members of two inter-related yet feuding families on the border of England and Scotland in the 1580s. Romance, intrigue, and adventure ensue. Christie, a pragmatic and spritied young woman, and Luke, a roguish landowner, are the two protagonists. Yet the course of their lives is heavily influenced by the actions of Arbel, who is tragically both amoral and innocent. ...more
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Feb 24, 2015 Anna Moritz rated it it was amazing
Pretty boring until half way, where the action begins. I read the rest in a few days.
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