Cecilia Dart-Thornton

Robyn Starkey rohina at shaw.ca
Mon Aug 19 12:37:03 EDT 2002


>Then after that have another Aussie fantasy waiting.
>The third of Sara Douglass's books about the Angels
>set in the period that in our world was the 100 years
>war but in her condensed history looks like being the
>10 years war. One character is a combined Henry IV, V
>and VI. This doesn't worry me at all as she can write
>a novel set in our history without the reader knowing
>what is going to happen to characters because it's not
>exactly our history - just a very similer one that
>ends up the same while taking a slightly diferent
>route to get there.

Douglass is an author I find unreadable. Which is a pity, because I know 
her research is supposed to be good (she teaches medieval history at 
Warnambool or somewhere equally obscure). I just find the prose really hard 
to plow through. Can anyone convince me it is worth the effort?

Robyn


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