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A thinking person's holiday read - a good one
21 February 2015
A well-written who dunnit in remarkable and seemingly authentic settings. The actual story line is a mite far fetched but very readable. Having read some of his earlier works and enjoyed them I plan to try his Chinese series. If you are interested in the Scottish and Irish clearances and the awful impacts they had - or the toughness of early settlers in the wilds of Canada -along with a hint of thwarted love - this is for you. Well worth the effort.