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“LONDON” BY EDWARD RUTHERFURD
When it comes to literature about London, my flat can serve as an unlimited resource for such books. And this one is no ordinary one. Truly a BIG BOOK, both in form and content.
Rutherfurd’s “LONDON”, as well as major part of his novels, is a saga covering over 20 centuries from the earliest Celts on the island of Albion to the times of Roman Britain Londinium to the periods of William I the Conqueror, Richard the Lionheart and the crusades, the Black plague, Henry VIII up until the Gunpowder plot, the Great Fire of London, Victorian era and finishing in 1997.
I admire such presentation; it combines both historical details and artistic fiction, and it’s extremely interesting to track down the lineage of the main characters with their surnames origins being explained… The whole work gives a marvelous retrospective of events in Britain throughout the eras, with all the rulers, laws and conditions changing. Yet the main heroes strive for the same things during their lives, regardless of the year of living. They look for love, happiness and chances to create something important and everlasting. #supdiane