The Forest

by Edward Rutherfurd | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0609603825 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Scramble of Springfield, Illinois USA on 4/25/2004
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Journal Entry 1 by Scramble from Springfield, Illinois USA on Sunday, April 25, 2004
The New Forest lies in a vast bowl scooped from England's southern coast. From the time of the Norman Conquest to the present day, the New Forest has remained a mysterious, powerful, almost mythical place. It is here that Saxon and Norman kings rode forth with their hunting parties, and where William the Conqueror's son Rufus was mysteriously killed. The mighty oaks of the forest were used to build the ships for Admiral Nelson's navy, and the fishermen who lived in Christchurch and Lymington helped Sir Francis Drake fight off the Spanish Armada. The New Forest is the perfect backdrop for the families who people this epic story - a story that makes clear the connections between the dark, dangerous, sensuous life of the primeval forest and the genteel life of Georgian and Regency society." "There are well-born ladies and lowly woodsmen, sailors and smugglers, witches and Cistercian monks. The Forest's Lady Adela is the cousin of Walter Tyrrell, who is blamed for the death of Rufus, son of the Conqueror. There is Brother Adam of Beaulieu, who is content with his service to God until a poaching incident puts him in contact with an intriguing young woman named Mary Furzey. The feuds, wars, loyalties, and passions of many hundreds of years reach their climax in a crime that shatters the decorous society of Bath in the days of Jane Austen.

Journal Entry 2 by Scramble from Springfield, Illinois USA on Thursday, May 20, 2004
This book was pretty good as far as I got but I got to the point where I'd read enough so just stopped. There didn't seem to be much continuity or incentive to keep reading.

Left it at work and someone took it.

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