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Thursday, 27 November 2014

NEW! Book of the Month Review - JUNE - Dissolution by C. J. Sansom

Book of the Month Review: Dissolution by C. J. Sansom, Reviewed by the Brampton Reading Group

Brampton Reading Group
Members of the Brampton Reading Group The group meets in Brampton library on the second Thursday of each month at 12:30 p.m. Anyone who wishes to join us would be very welcome.


This Month's Book:

Dissolution by C. J. Sansom

This month's book is an historical who-done-it. It is set at the time of Henry VIII's dissolution of the monasteries.Robin Singleton, Cromwell's Commissioner is brutally murdered at the monastery at Scarsea. Matthew Shardlake,lawyer and long-time supporter of Reform is sent ,with his loyal assistant ,to investigate. They are plunged into an atmosphere of treachery and death. It is a superb story of detection with much intrigue and many twists and turns.

As well as enjoying the plot, the group as a whole felt that the book was well researched and Sansom successfully re-creates the atmosphere of life in 1537 -the vast difference between rich and poor,the lack of facilities and many more aspects of society.

One or two people felt that more description of natural phenomina would have enhanced the story but the group were unanimous in their approval of the book. All those who have not already done so said they would go on to read further books in the series. There are currently three more books available.

 

Join us for our next meeting - At Brampton library on Thursday July 8th at 12:30 p.m. when we will review Edwardian Murder by Diane Janes

 

Joan Reavey

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