~ E. V. Thompson 1931 - 2012 ~ I had the pleasure of meeting this author in Plymouth, Devon. Ben Retallick, the first in the nine books of the Retallick Saga, only read 6 before my move, have some catching up to do .....
Meridon by Philippa Gregory / Third in the Wideacre Trilogy ('Wideacre' and 'The Favoured Child') Meridon, a desolate Romany girl, is determined to escape the hard poverty of her childhood. Riding bareback in a travelling show, while her sister Dandy risks her life on the trapeze, Meridon dedicates herself to freeing them both from danger and want. But Dandy, grabs too much, too quickly and Meridon finds herself alone, riding towards a house called Wideacre.
Uruguay (While this is very beautiful, I do wonder about whether the plants are good for the books. The sunlight and humidity that are good for the plants seem like they would cause issues for the books very quickly. Master Lorren would not approve.)
"World Without End" was an entertaining book, with strong characters and an interesting plot that came full circle. At times,I felt I could picture the town, the bridge,the hospital, the atmosphere.This book made me dig deep into thought about the plaque and all the deaths and fall-out that must've caused for so many families and businesses. It made the 14th century come alive as no other book has before. I'm often sad to see his books end, and this one was no different. BeckyWalkerPhillips