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Remember, Remember the 6th of November is a thrilling retelling of the story of Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot - perfect for lovers of the books of C.J. Sansom and S. J. Parris.

England in 1605... a country of religious tensions, concerns about terrorism, Europe and increasing government surveillance. A small group of conspirators led by charismatic Robert Catesby and Gu
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Kindle Edition, 243 pages
Published September 2nd 2016 by Amazon Digital Services
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Michael Bully
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A fascinating attempt to adopt an alternative history model of the Gunpowder Plot. Starts in present times, a little awkwardly. Began to have doubts about this novel, but once the tale began to regress to 1605, the novel really began to pick up and started to appreciate it.
The author has a skill at scene setting, the portrayal of London and the surrounding countryside is superb. James IV and 1, Anne of Denmark , Robert Cecil, the Gunpowder plotters , are all featured along with some fictional c
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Helen Hollick
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A quote from the Discovering Diamonds Review Blog : 'Well written and engaging, the only character who threatens to become a caricature is King James himself, but he is the least sympathetic character in the novel and the almost cartoonish treatment suits him. Robert Cecil undergoes a transformation that is almost – almost – not credible, but I believe the author wished to redeem him and I think he does this fairly successfully. The novel feels right, the detail of the setting is believable, and ...more
Yvonne
Tony Morgan's debut novel retells the events that took place 412 years ago, at the beginning of November 1605, when English Catholics, Robert Catesby, Guy Fawkes and their co-conspirators planned to blow up England's Houses of Parliament along with the King, James I, who was also James VI of Scotland.

History records that their plans were thwarted and James I reigned for another 20 years, but what if there had been a different outcome?

I don't read novels with alternate endings to what actually ha
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emmabbooks
Oct 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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History Brought to Life

A great historical novel about the Gunpowder Plot, which brings history alive and makes it relevant to the world today.

This riveting book takes the reader right into the world of 1605 London, portraying through interesting characters what it was like to live there at that time. The background to James I becoming king is woven into the story, along with how and why the plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament, with the king inside, was planned. All told from the various vie
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Su Morgan
Sep 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Although set in 1605 the parallels in this book with the modern day are uncanny. Many of the real-life figures in the gunpowder plot, such as Guy Fawkes, are familiar but the use of fictional characters and the counter-factual ending, as the title sugests, creates an exciting thriller with many twists and turns involving religious intolerance, terrorism and espionage. A surprising number of events in the book actually happened so the section at the end that separates fact from fiction is really ...more
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Tony Morgan is a Welsh author living in Yorkshire in the UK, near to the birth place of Guy Fawkes.

His books have been described as a perfect read for lovers of the works of C.J. Sansom and S. J. Parris and anyone interested in how historic events have shaped our own times.

In addition to writing novels, Tony gives history on topics such as Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot and the life of Margare
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