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White Feathers by Susan Lanigan
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really liked it
bookshelves: fiction-favourites, received-from-author

So historical fiction then. Not my favourite. Except on occasion – this being one of those occasions. Absolutely enthralling.

Susan Lanigan has a great depth of literary styling that puts you bang into the era she is re-creating here. The anchor to the tale, that of the giving of white feathers to those refusing to fight in the war, is a very intriguing one – the prejudices if you like of a time now past, this is the state of play Ms Lanigan draws from to write this very emotional and addictive story.

Eva is a fascinating and well drawn character, her terrible choices stark and unrelenting, the knock on effects of which will be long reaching…the sense you get of an independently minded woman back in the age when women were not allowed to be such things is really well done and kept me turning the pages. The backdrop, that of the first world war is authentic and obviously well researched.

A really beautifully written story that encompasses not only Eva’s story but that of women in general at the time – the challenges and problems they faced in what was already a difficult and traumatic period in history. If you love Historical fiction you will definitely want to take a look at “White Feathers” and if you are not, then this is perhaps the novel I would point you towards if you wanted to take a stroll out of your comfort reading zone.

Really good. Really very good.

Happy Reading Folks!
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Reading Progress

July 4, 2015 – Started Reading
July 4, 2015 – Shelved
July 11, 2015 – Shelved as: fiction-favourites
July 11, 2015 – Shelved as: received-from-author
July 11, 2015 – Finished Reading

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