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Review Ñ Troy Chimneys ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Review ë E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ Margaret Kennedy A Victorian gentleman is forced by illness to entertain himself with the family archive and he uncovers the Regency era correspondence and diaries of one Miles Lufton MP apparently I ran across this book in a used book store a few years ago and picked it up on a whim because I love British books especially those either written or set in the 19th century the Regency era is a bonus I think this is a genuine forgotten classic Beautiful book extraordinarily well written the main characters of Miles and the woman he loves are very well drawn and the story is one of those exuisitely bittersweet ones that are so often the best to read

Review ë E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ Margaret Kennedy

Troy Chimneys

Review Ñ Troy Chimneys ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Review ë E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ Margaret Kennedy Lities Miles serious studious and penniless and 'Pronto' flirt political mover and eternal 'extra man' Miles longs to dispose of his disreputable alter ego but that way lies calami I loved the structure of this book diary entries framed by correspondence between the inheritors of the papers and the descendants of the diarist s family but the story and characters left me cold Miles Lofton has redeeming features but Pronto the part he plays to those who might support his political career just didn t work for me The book didn t shy away from its inevitable tragic ending but I can t help feeling it needed something somehow

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Review Ñ Troy Chimneys ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Review ë E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ Margaret Kennedy A black sheep of the family connected with a scandal long buried But through the pieced together artefacts from the past a fuller picture emerges of a man torn between two persona Every aspect of Troy Chimneys its prose its characters its well researched look into regency era England its exploration of the difference between a politician s public and private faces are absolutely fantastic with the exception of its plot Troy Chimneys has no overarching plot It in some sense reads like a memoir of someone who never actually existed The segments are very episodic plot points run their course in twenty pages only to be replaced with entirely different ones and Kennedy s choice of ending while definitely stolen from the Russian school lacks the punch of similar endings in Lermontov and Pushkin through lack of proper build up Finally I found the choice of framing Mile sPronto s story with Victorian era epistles to be both unnecessary and detracting had this book been re written as a conventional third person historical novel with a tightened focus I think Troy Chimney could have been a great rather than just a good novelSince I am a reader who would rather read a well written book about nothing than a badly written book with the best plot in the world I enjoyed Troy Chimneys But if you want a plot driven page turner this book would not be high on my list

  • Paperback
  • 245
  • Troy Chimneys
  • Margaret Kennedy
  • English
  • 01 June 2018
  • 9780860685661