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A King's Ransom by Sharon Kay Penman
" I agree and was a bit disappointed. Granted, I'm reading the last book first. But the story meanders to me, so many names and lineal relationships to ...more"
A King's Ransom by Sharon Kay Penman
"This book has several stories in it. A little bit about Richard the Lionheart, little bit about Eleanor of Aquitaine, some Joanna (Eleanor's daughter and Richard's sister). It becomes way too long, too detailed and frankly, boring. Penman jumps fr..." Read more of this review »
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All of what was said in previous comments. One particular point of interest for me was learning that so many American blacks, freed and enslaved, evacuated to Jamaica - which puts a real twist on what one thinks about the history/origins of black peo ...more
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World Without End by Ken Follett
"WORLD WITHOUT END BY KEN FOLLETT: There are books that you read, with vaguely interesting stories, that sometimes within less than a month have been forgotten, ignored, barely recollected except for title, author and a minor recall of plot. Then t..." Read more of this review »
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"In all practical theory, this book should be on my 'Sucked' shelf. It's a tale of the Middle Ages, the gross injustices of the time, and it truly amounts to a thousand-page Medieval soap opera. It hasn't got much to do with it's predecessor The P..." Read more of this review »
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Ken Follett
“The most expensive part of building is the mistakes.”
Ken Follett, The Pillars of the Earth

Margery Williams
“Real isn't how you are made,' said the Skin Horse. 'It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real.'

'Does it hurt?' asked the Rabbit.

'Sometimes,' said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. 'When you are Real you don't mind being hurt.'

'Does it happen all at once, like being wound up,' he asked, 'or bit by bit?'

'It doesn't happen all at once,' said the Skin Horse. 'You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand.”
Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit

Ken Follett
“Having faith in God did not mean sitting back and doing nothing. It meant believing you would find success if you did your best honestly and energetically.”
Ken Follett, The Pillars of the Earth

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