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A Place of Greater Safety
A Place of Greater Safety
Author: Hilary Mantel
The story of three young provincials of no great heritage who together helped to destroy a way of life and, in the process, destroyed themselves: Camille Desmoulins, bisexual and beautiful, charming, erratic, untrustworthy; Georges Jacques Danton, hugely but erotically ugly, a brilliant pragmatist who knew how to seize power and use it; and Maxi...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780805052046
ISBN-10: 0805052046
Publication Date: 9/2/1998
Pages: 768
Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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4.5 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Owl Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 3
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BigGreenChair avatar reviewed A Place of Greater Safety on + 400 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Wow, if you read all the reviews on back cover of book, and the one on the front which says 'riveting'--you really want to read it. I am a voracious reader and like 'heady' books, but this one...well, I tried. Every 4-5 pages when I would begin again each evening, it put me right to sleep. This never happens to me. This one was more effective than any medicine. Boring. Riveting? Hardly. I told myself to stick with it there must be an improvement coming, and night after night...zzzzz....I got 1/3 through and said 'that's it, I'm calling it quits.'
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