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The King's General by Daphne du Maurier
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Sep 19, 10

Read from September 11 to 19, 2010

This is a work of historical fiction most notabily about Richard Grenville (1600-1658), who was a Cornish Royalist leader during the English civil war--he is "The King's General". This is also a tale of romance, told by his love, Honor Harris.

However, this is not a tale of happily ever after. Fortunately, the reader is warned early on:

"If anyone, therefore, thinks that a cripple makes an indifferent heroine to a tale, now is the time to close these pages and desist from reading. For you will never see me wed to the man I love, nor become the mother of his children. But you will learn how that love never faltered, for all its strange vicissitudes, becoming to both of us, in later years, more deep and tender. . . ."

An interesting, romantic read, which slowed the later half.
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