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The Ruins of Lace by Iris Anthony
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Mar 23, 14

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Read on January 02, 2013

The Ruins of Lace was a new concept to me in the fact that I did not realize that lace had been a prohibited item in France, prohibited by the king in the 17th Century.

That was the only point of interest I found in the novel. I wouldn't really call it a historical novel, but more of a novel regarding varied individuals and their inadequacies, failings, life situations, forced labor, etc., within the harsh environment of the 17th Century.

The author did succeed in her word imagery, with some lovely prose, but overall, I was disappointed, and felt the story line was quite thin.
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