Here is another charming tale about Berdie, one of my favorite characters in McCall-Smith's books. These are light, engrossing tales with enter weaving plot lines and engaging character flaws and traits that we all share to one extent or another. I love these books and look forward to Berdie growing older.
Another of my recent listens - Beautiful Ruins - which also has interlocking plot lines. Beautiful Ruins was a very good read!
He brings the texture of the language, the accents and the engrossing forcefullness of his character.
I suppose it's a good history, I don't doubt it's validity but it is very grim. It certainly makes you realize how lucky we were in the U.S. not to have the fighting on our shores. I would have liked more of the history of what governments did in this year about getting back on their feet.
yes, I think I am done with WWII.
the narration was very good and it did open my eyes to things I never knew happened.
This novel offers us an authentic voice about a little know bit of Americana. The mid to late 1600's and 1700 is a new and interesting bit of time in our history; the early years of Harvard, and Cambridge, Mass., the effect of religious zealots on the early Americas, the early efforts by at least a few of the English immigrants to live with the native Americans is something we have heard too little about.
Brook's voice and use of language is a rich addition to this really beautiful novel with the germ of a real event as the catalyst.
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