A Catch of Consequence

by Diana Norman | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0007105444 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingPlum-crazywing of Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on 11/24/2012
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3 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wingPlum-crazywing from Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Saturday, November 24, 2012
A wishlist book for a BookCrossing friend.... Happy Christmas :o)

Journal Entry 2 by wingPlum-crazywing at By post, Surprise Rabck -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Released 6 yrs ago (12/5/2012 UTC) at By post, Surprise Rabck -- Controlled Releases


A wishlist book for Christmas with many thanks for all the books you've sent me x

Released as part of the "D FOR DECEMBER" Challenge (#19)&
the "WHAT'S IN A NAME" Challenge (#18) (Cat)

Journal Entry 3 by wingNu-Kneeswing at Knaresborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Wow! What a wonderful Christmas present! Thank you very much, plum-crazy!
I first discovered Diana Norman, aka Mrs Barry (film-critic) Norman, as Ariana Franklin, her pen-name when writing the brilliant Mistress of the Art of Death historical mysteries on which I got totally hooked, a series with a great future until cut short by her untimely death, leaving many of her fans with a cliff-hanger!
Although I've been looking for anything and everything she published in her own name, my only success so far has been The Vizard Mask, so I'm delighted to be given another one, thank you!
And thank you also for the other presents in your very generous parcel!
Happy Christmas! Happy New Year!

Amazon Editorial Review: "A brilliant, stylish novel encompassing the robust life of Boston and London, just at the time of greatest resentment and rebellion by the colonists against the British Government, and displaying the remarkably contemporary prejeudice shown by people on both sides. Makepeace Burke, keeper of a tavern on the waterfront in Boston, could no more watch a fellow creature drown than she could stop the wind blowing. But the price she paid for rescuing an English aristocrat after he had been attacked by the mob was high. She might be a supporter of the more reasonable colonists but she had committed an apparently unforgiveable sin. So her inn became deserted, her brother was tarred and feathered, and her respectable fiancee and his family deserted her. When the Patriots turned to burning her home, she knew she had to take the offer of the much despised Englishmen and so, saved by the Navy and accompanied by her remarkable retinue, she sails for London. She marries her Englishman as his second wife but finds that English society does not easily accept uneducated, colonial, ex-tavernkeepers - and the first wife, well connected and refusing to acknowledge a divorce, proves a dirty fighter. But Makepeace, having been chased out of one town by intolerance, is not going to let that happen again. And the reader is rooting for her all the way. Diana Norman has written an unusual, sparkling novel, truly unputdownable - she is an addictive taste."

Journal Entry 4 by wingNu-Kneeswing at Knaresborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 06, 2013
New World values clash with those of the Old in this highly entertaining tale of 18th century love, business and adventure that isn't nearly as predictable as I at first thought it was going to be!
Thank you again, plum-crazy! Very much appreciated - I loved it!
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21.8.13: I was delighted to find another novel by Diana Norman in a charity shop in Ripon today: Taking Liberties

Journal Entry 5 by wingNu-Kneeswing at Knaresborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Saturday, March 16, 2013

Released 6 yrs ago (3/16/2013 UTC) at Knaresborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom


This brought Happy Christmas Greetings to me from plum-crazy
It's now taking Happy Easter Greetings across the Channel to bluenoser

Journal Entry 6 by bluenoser at Eymet, Aquitaine France on Friday, March 22, 2013
Thank you very much for this Easter RABCK. I really enjoyed the "The Vizard Mask" in this series (also from Nu-Knees) and look forward to enjoying this in the near future.

It would really help if you picked a theme for April that I could fit this into Plum!

Journal Entry 7 by bluenoser at Eymet, Aquitaine France on Saturday, July 06, 2013
it didn't fit the April, May, June or July theme, so I had to sneak it in between months.
I love this author's writing, both as Ariana Franklin and as Diana Norman. I enjoy her historical content, especially her inclusion of real characters, even when it's just a mention, to anchor the story in a certain time period, such as Dr Johnson, Benjamin Franklin and Joshua Reynolds in this book.
Thank you Plum-Crazy and Nu-Knees for passing this along.

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