In The Kingdom Of Mists

by Jane Jakeman | Mystery & Thrillers | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0552770051 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Rivercassini of London, Greater London United Kingdom on 5/11/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by Rivercassini from London, Greater London United Kingdom on Sunday, May 11, 2008
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Journal Entry 2 by Rivercassini from London, Greater London United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 28, 2008
It took a little while for me to get into this book but I came to love it. A mystery overlaid with a love story and inspersed with fictionalised biography, and all with a wonderful evocation of London, and the Thames in particular, at the beginning of the 20th century. In some ways it seems a world away and in others it could have been happening to the folks next door right now.

Jakeman writes with the exurbance of a craftsman at the peak of their skills, her writing style matching with artistic sensitivity the messerizing colours of the Monet paintings discribed. I never thought I would enjoy word pictures quite so much, but this book is pack full of little gems. Great stuff and highly recommended.

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