©1996 Antonia Fraser; © and (P)2003 Orion Publishing Group Ltd.
"Told with impressive scholarship and panache. The result is a narrative that is clear, balanced, and builds to its denouement with a sense of pace and tension worthy of a John le Carré novel." (Sunday Telegraph)
A long winded and in places confusingly told, story of a foiled attempt to blow-up Parliament House in London in 16 ?? Already forgotten the date.
Just far to much detail ploddingly read and totally unable to engage me.
Yes, I found out, finally after listening to the story twice, about the Gun Powder Plot.
This book is not a patch on later books by Antonia Fraser, and to be fair, was written years before the more recent ones that I have listened to and thoroughly enjoyed. Maybe Ms Fraser received some advice from an editor over the tears.
"A Roller Coaster"
I had never read or listened to Antonia Fraser before this and I am now a convert. Truly gripping narrative well told, well balanced yet pacy narrative - a masterpiece
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