The Crimson Ribbon
2 journalers for this copy...
I love historical fiction and am always happy to acquire such novels wherever and whenever they're available . . . . This was one of the many titles being offered free to a good home within the Harrogate Festivals booking office when I called in this morning to buy a ticket to see Victoria Hislop in the autumn.
Amazon Editorial Review: "Based on the real figure of the fascinating Elizabeth Poole, The Crimson Ribbon is the mesmerising story of two women's obsession, superstition and hope. May Day 1646: Ruth Flowers finds herself suddenly, brutally, alone. Forced to flee the household of Oliver Cromwell, the only home she has ever known, Ruth takes the road to London, and there is given refuge by Lizzie Poole. Beautiful and charismatic, Lizzie enthrals the vulnerable Ruth, who binds herself inextricably to her world. But Ruth is still haunted by fears of her past catching up with her. And as Lizzie's radical ideas escalate, Ruth finds herself carried to the heart of the country's conflict, to the trial of a king."
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Knaresborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Friday, December 01, 2017
I'm afraid I couldn't get into this. I find 17th century witch-hunting particularly upsetting. I don't know why. Perhaps it's some sort of folk memory from a previous existence . . . .
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Follifoot, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Released 1 yr ago (12/12/2017 UTC) at Follifoot, North Yorkshire United Kingdom
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Beeston, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Thursday, December 21, 2017
Thanks very much. I don't think I've read any by this author. Looks good.
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Beeston, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Thanks Lyn. I wasn't too keen on this either. I don't usually read books set during the Civil War perhaps it's not a time period we like. Didn't you find everyone secretive? Like 'I know something but I won't tell you'.
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The 3 Three's in Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Released 1 yr ago (1/27/2018 UTC) at The 3 Three's in Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom
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