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Edward Rutherford writes big books but you still want to read them in one sitting. I read Sarum before I read London and I think I enjoyed it more because of its uniqueness. London follows the same pattern with an introduction to the area before people arrived then a fictional story about the people from Celts to Romans to Saxons to Normans. It is like a book of novels each telling a different tale the characters joined together generation after generation by ancestry and this town they live in. There are wicked people, there are good people, there are rags to riches stories and riches to rags. Some people get a raw deal out of life, some find love and some live as if there is no tomorrow. The story ends in the twentieth century with the second world war and even after eight hundred pages you still want more.
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Plot & Themes

Inside culture (main char)    -   British Strong "rags to riches" component?    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Outside culture (society)    -   British If story of urban/rural...    -   Big city life Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes

Main Character

Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   9 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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