- Paperback: 414 pages
- Publisher: Michael Beashel; 2016 ed. edition (13 November 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0648056929
- ISBN-13: 978-0648056928
- Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 2.3 x 23.4 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 630 g
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 100,993 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Succession: The Sandstone Trilogy-three Paperback – 13 Nov 2017
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An engrossing saga of class, commerce and dynastic struggle. Michael Beashel displays a thorough craftsmanship born of his own life on construction sites, and one perfectly suited to portraying the dog-eat-dog bullishness of one of Sydney’s most remarkable eras. .
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What the previous two books have been [suspense-fully] building towards has come to fruition in this, the final book.
A generation on, and here we see how previous choices and hard line decisions have affected John Leary and his family, friends and colleagues, as events conspire to unsettle him and his ambitions.
I have been fully immersed in this trilogy from book one and have thoroughly enjoyed the way the three have gradually come together through the passage of time and evolved into an historical account that is unique in its focus on early architecture and building construction, in Sydney.
Although the focus of this trilogy is on the construction and building industry in 1800's Sydney, it is in no way confined to "shop talk" on the subject, and I was both pleasantly surprised and fascinated to learn about some of the technical aspects involved.
This slight departure from mainstream historical fiction..ie its focus on the construction industry..was for me a pleasure to read, and I found it quite compelling as each stage flowed into the next.
I can readily recommend these books for lovers of historical fiction.
I gave this final installment 5*s
This story is a delightful read that could and should cut it on the screen for a feel good classic movie.