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A Parcel of Ribbons by Anne M. Powers
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it was amazing

This is a fascinating glimpse of colonial life in the 18th Century, shown through the family's own letters, with meticulously researched historical detail provided by Anne M Powers.

What was particularly interesting to me was the recently discovered knowledge that I am descended from this family. The main character, Robert Cooper Lee, shows himself, through his letters, to be a hard-working man and a kind and well-intentioned father and husband. Having started his life in very difficult circumstances, he built up a considerably fortune, with which he supported his immediate and extended family. It is sad that some of his children seem to have had a sense of entitlement, and to have been less successful in their personal lives.

What an interesting book about a tumultuous period in British history.
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May 3, 2013 – Started Reading
May 3, 2013 – Shelved
May 9, 2013 – Finished Reading

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