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The Ruins of Lace by Iris Anthony
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Nov 26, 2012

it was ok

This book centers around the time period in which lace was a banned item in France and lace smuggling from Flanders came with a punishment of death. The Author uses multiple characters to show how lace was made at such a cost and how it was so coveted an worth so much in France.


I see what Anthony was trying to do by using so many views to tell this story, however I do not think it was needed nor successful. There were characters who told from their point of view that were just not needed and did not lend anything valuable to this story. While the subject matter is fascinating the execution of this book was not.


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