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  • London AUTHOR Edward Rutherfurd
  • Edward Rutherfurd
  • English
  • 26 May 2019
  • 9780345455680

10 thoughts on “London AUTHOR Edward Rutherfurd

  1. says:

    This epic work really does bring history alive in your as Rutherford moves from chapter to chapter effortlessly tracing the history of the remarkable city London and 5 remarkable familiesThere is not a dull moment and this should really awake

  2. says:

    A sprawling historical novel as big as London itself it was reuired reading before I went to study abroad and I've read it twice since

  3. says:

    The third book of Rutherford's that I've read of this type Have previously read Sarum and Russka and this book pretty much followed those; nothing really surprising or extraordinary about this bookI suggest reading this book for of the historic

  4. says:

    I did not like this book and probably won't finish it though I'm 34 of the way through The author goes from life to life through the history of London and because it's such massive history is unable to give detail

  5. says:

    UPDATE An author certainly can't cover every historical event concerning London in a single volume or perhaps even in a series of volumes However to me Rutherford completely skips over a vital part of London's history a cultural one

  6. says:

    London stretches all the way from Roman times to the present The author tells stories at the most dramatic moments of that city's history leaping from Caesar's invasion to the Norman Conuest to the Great Fire to the Blitz with many stops in between London is ambitious and students of English history will eat it

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    If you happen to like hauling around 1000 page books with you for weeks you'll love this one Although not in the same league as Ken Follett's Pillars of the Earth and World Without End this is a nice book for Follett fans who are suffering from severe withdrawal symptoms after finishing those two great novels I p

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    This was like a cross between a history textbook and One Hundred Years of Solitude It's the history of London since before the Roman invasion till modern times told through life stories of generations upon generati

  9. says:

    Ugh Every physical description of a female character began and ended with her breasts Wooden prose stilted dialogue actually the only thing I enjoyed about this book were the descriptions of London as it grew and changed If Rutherfurd had written a story about the city itself rather than bringing characters into it I might have enjoyed it Maybe a better writer will attempt that book

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    It's odd to read a 1124 page novel and feel that it's too short This is not a haute literature novel but rather a sprawling ramble through the history of London the terrain and its people made accessible through a series of chronological tales told through the ages As with Sarum Mr Rutherfurd follows different families over the cent

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London AUTHOR Edward Rutherfurd

20th century Generation after generation these families embody the passion struggle wealth and verve of the greatest city in the wor. This was like a cross between a history textbook and One Hundred Years of Solitude It s the history of London since before the Roman invasion till modern times told through life stories of generations upon generations of a few of the same families So 2000 Years of Solitude in London if you will I vaguely expected the book to rapidly gloss over the olden times and spend 80% of time on the Victorian era but it didn t Actually Rutherfurd paid a lot of detailed attention to the Middle Ages a topic I ve long been curious about but only now delved into Since I haven t read many books about history London held a world of new and interesting information for me what lives were like for upper classes kings and working men the rights of women political turmoils religious transformations important historical events epidemics traditions works of art Because I m new to the topic can t say if Rutherfurd was accurate and in depth about his narrative or not I also liked the author s style all of this delicious info is packaged into the life stories of people whose lineage we trace for centuries This made the book easy to digest where a hardcore history book might have been a little dry I suppose Ease of reading is important in a 1000 page book Because the book spans so many centuries and stories the individual characters and their plotlines might be simplistic but I didn t mind that The point of London is history not character arcsSo I enjoyed it I think I ll be reading Rutherfurd again even though the size of all of his books intimidates me

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Here is Edward Rutherfurd's classic novel of London a glorious pageant spanning 2000 years He brings this vibrant city's long and nob. This epic work really does bring history alive in your as Rutherford moves from chapter to chapter effortlessly tracing the history of the remarkable city London and 5 remarkable familiesThere is not a dull moment and this should really awaken any interest you may have in historyIncredible men and unforgettable often extremely sensual women enliven the pages of this work as you gain knowledge about England and in the last chapter the message of the book is described succinctlyThe rich tapestry of different people that formed the English CeltsRomansAnglesSaxonsJutesDanesNormans FlemishGerman and Italian merchants French Huguenots and in recent times the Irish and Jewish communities in London and other big citiesAs an archaeology Professor puts it at the end of the bookSo when we dig deep into the earth under our feet and fall all that is left of that man or woman I try to remember that what I am seeing and handling is a huge and endless compression of livesand sometimes in our work here I feel as if we ve somehow entered that layer of compressed time prised open that life a single day even with its morning and evening and its blue sky and its horizonWe ve opened just one of the millions and millions of windows hidden in the ground

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Le history alive through the ever shifting fortunes fates and intrigues of half a dozen families from the age of Julius Caesar to the. UPDATE An author certainly can t cover every historical event concerning London in a single volume or perhaps even in a series of volumes However to me Rutherford completely skips over a vital part of London s history a cultural one that had a worldwide impact perhaps as much of an impact as other issues Before laughing out loud here me out the world is still reeling from the impact of London s Swinging 60 s things such as fashion the sexual revolution music films class etc When I was a child there were two places North Carolina and London Agatha Christie the Beatles and haircuts etc I did enjoy London but I gotta take one star away from my original five star review ORIGINAL REVIEWWhen King Charles exceeds his powers Parliament revolts Charles decides to govern without Parliament and to make a secret alliance with Scotland so England charges him with treason and chops his head off In public Incompetent rulers thieves murderers etc are still in fashion but so is a kind of hushheard all over the worldthat s the sound of lovers falling in love London s Herman s Hermits pop song from the mid 60s Thus King Charles and hundreds of other characters in this sensational novel are relevant today It would be wonderful to think it s nice we don t have chopping blocks any but in reality we ve simply changed weapons let s not forget that a year ago on June 12 2016 49 adults partying were shot dead at a nightclub in Orlando Florida In London Rutherford tosses his story ingredients to the sky and amazingly keeps the words flowing for 1124 pages of literary heaven This masterpiece of historical fiction is right up there with Follett s mesmerizing Pillars of the Earth which if I recall correctly opens with violence Some things never change and thankfully one of those things is yes the sound of hush Oh and as a side note the cover of the paperback edition I read was absorbing I could absolutely see the image of the Eifel Tower rising among the clouds perhaps a subliminal message from Rutherford that his Paris is coming soonbut those other cloudsand what exactly are all those characters doinggotta give this novel itself a PG rating but that cover is definitely closing in on an R rating


About the Author: Edward Rutherfurd

Francis Edward Wintle best known under his pen name Edward Rutherfurd was born in the cathedral city of Salisbury Educated locally and at the universities of Cambridge and Stanford California he worked in political research bookselling and publishing After numerous attempts to write books and plays he finally abandoned his career in the book trade in 1983 and returned to his childhood h