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Overview
  • How are reviewers describing this item?
    young, novel, good, written and small.
  • Our engine has profiled the reviewer patterns and has determined that there is minimal deception involved.
  • Our engine has discovered that over 90% high quality reviews are present.
  • This product had a total of 1,558 reviews as of our last analysis date on Mar 10 2020.
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Awesome book with lively characters across the socio economic spectrum during an interesting time in history

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For those who love historical fiction or who just want to find out more about England in the days before World War I, this is y...  Read More

Most authentic reviewquestion

Complex characters in an exquisitely created setting. So absorbing and well done that when the war broke out I was almost as su...  Read More

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    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    I thought the summer before the war was fascinating in terms of an author trying to follow up a hit debut -- major pettigrew's last stand.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    I admire helen simonson for attempting a much more ambitious novel as her second outing.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    I also thought the author nicely showed the love of young daniel for his friend craigmore, without ever putting any labels on it, though craigmore's father tried to destroy daniel out of his horror over the relationship.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    The characters came alive as did the era.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Authentic period detail and local color, intriguing plot, well realized characters, feminist and antiwar themes.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    A very good novel set in the english countryside just before and during world war i.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    The plot is not entirely unique.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    I often wonder how i would have survived in a world where i was restricted because i a, a woman.

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