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Sarum by Edward Rutherfurd
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Jul 04, 09

bookshelves: keeper-will-reread, historical-novels
Recommended to Alcornell by: Nancy Munson, Alabama
Recommended for: any lover of historical fiction
Read in September, 2007, read count: 1

Like others, I learned more about British history from this book than any history I've read. The story rolls along, the writing is solid, and I was sorry to see the book end. It's repeating motifs, intertwining stories, and exploration of the impacts and resonances of Stonehenge through the ages were wonderful. I will read this again and again. It's a book in which I take notes in the margins and refer back when I want to remember historical details. I enjoyed it so thoroughly that I also read Russka, and will read London and New York by the same author. I suspect Ken Follett was, or could have been, inspired by this book when he wrote Pillars of the Earth. Recommended highly.
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