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"Engaging and beautifully written…"
I haven't finished reading this book yet but so far I have been transported into a different time and love the main characters in the story. Its definitely a book that gives you an insight into history and I can't wait to read the rest of the book. A must read book.Read moreLess
"I really wanted to like it....…"
But it just didn't live up to expectations for me.
I found parts of the book were a real page turner and I didn't want to stop reading, whereas in other places it was more of a battle to keep going and I really wanted to give up.Read moreLess
"I enjoyed this book…"
I was looking forward to reading this book, but then I saw some less than positive reviews about it being too long, so it made me doubt myself BUT I enjoyed it even more than I thought I would! (and I didn't think is was too long!!)
I loved following the journey through scientific heroine Alma's life and found the science bits interesting too (unusually for me). This history seems really well reserched and certainly transported me back in time. I did find myself at times wondering if the character of Alma was a real historical figure (or based on one). I also liked how the book travelled to different parts of the world and brought them to life.
I think this book is well written, thoughtful and moving. I would reccommend it.Read moreLess
Spent the summer reading this and was totally absorbed. It is a fascinating read, well-researched and with so much information on history and travel and Darwinism, as well as some lovely, if somewhat unusual, characters. I learned so much, and loved every minute reading this.Read moreLess
"Female self empowering book…"
Wonderful book that is well written it really transports you from your life as you get absorbed in the story.it gives you a profound understanding on nature and life.if you want a book that stays with you after you have finished reading then this is for you.Read moreLess