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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 gen...
Russka: The Novel of Russia is an epic novel spanning nearly 2,000 years of Russia's history. Edward Rutherford has written about a fictional small village in the heartland of what would become modern Russia. The story follows a collection of inter-related characters over multiple generations. The blurring of fact and fiction can be confusing as many true aspects of Russian history and culture are revealed in spinning this lush and rambling saga. R...