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The Toll-Gate by Georgette Heyer
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May 30, 08

bookshelves: fiction, historical, read-2008, read-1986, read-1991, read-1995
Read in May, 2008 — I own a copy

One of Heyer's earlier historical novels - rather too much action for my tastes, and a huge number of dull and irrelevant people in the first chapter.

Nonetheless, the main character, Captain Jack Staple, is an excellent creation: large, adventurous, loyal and impulsive. He befriends a scared child looking after a toll-gate and lands himself in considerable danger in a very exciting climax.

Three and a half stars, really - Georgette Heyer's writing is always good, and the romance part, albeit low-key, is nicely done. A bit over-violent in places for my taste, though.

I last read this in 1995 and had forgotten most of the story, other than the climax.
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