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I was quite intrigued to read this book as it is so associated with scandal and Wilde’s imprisonment; I was interested to see if the book was as graphic as I was led to believe or whether it was exaggerated, and also if such an infamous book would seem as shocking today as it did [...]

This is a beautiful piece of work that is very touching and charming, and even quite humbling, without being sickly sweet in any way. I very much enjoyed it. It is a journal written by an elderly father for his young son who he fears will not remember him clearly when he has died. I [...]

I did struggle with this book, mostly due to the language it uses which is seafaring language; a mix between Indian and English (I think) presumably to enable the different nationalities onboard the ships of that time to be able to communicate. I thought I might have to give up with the book initially but [...]

I very much enjoyed this book; it was a very satisfying length first of all, one you could really get involved and immersed in. I enjoyed Kate’s first book, The House of Riverton, and was eagerly awaiting her second and I wasn’t disappointed. Like The House of Riverton, this book covers several different times, telling [...]

  

Classic Book Club

Please leave your reviews and comments about any books you have read, whether they be old classics such as Bronte, Austen or Dickens, or modern-day classics such as Dan Brown, Cathy Kelly or Marian Keyes.