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The Forest by Edward Rutherfurd
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Jun 05, 2008

really liked it
Read in May, 2008

The format of this book is like all of Rutherford's others: historical fiction. This story takes place in a location that is very near Sarum (the subject of his int'l best selling breakout book), but its emphasis is much different: the focus is on how the forest in this area affects the people that live there and vice versa. You get wafts of the big events (e.g. Queen Elizabeth and her Golden Age, the Spanish inquisition) but everyday details concern how deers and oak trees mature. I love Rutherford's books---I always learn something and, although the characters change in each chapter, there's aspects of each one that I can connect with as a reader. I don't think this is Rutherford's best book (hence the 4 stars) but it was good enough to compel me to read London sometime soon.
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