Now We Shall Be Entirely Free: The Waterstones Scottish Book of the Year 2019

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Now We Shall Be Entirely Free: The Waterstones Scottish Book of the Year 2019

Now We Shall Be Entirely Free: The Waterstones Scottish Book of the Year 2019

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Until the final page it seemed any number of endings were possible, that his characters still had chances and choices. I loved this historical drama about Captain John Lecroix who in 1809 is brought back wounded from the Napoleonic wars in Spain. The pacing of his story is excellent; his style is crisp; his apprehension of pain is arresting; and his ability to show people trembling at the edge of un-reason is compelling.

Now We Shall Be Entirely Free opens in 1809, shortly after the Spanish campaign of the Peninsular war. Proof if any were needed that truly literary fiction can make for compulsive, suspenseful and joyous reading.In the storyline, a key (and very clever, and subtle part of the narrative) concerns the leading lady, Emily.

That section of The New Yorker is something I reliably go to for very issue…because I value their recommendations. Exhausted and hurt, he is nursed back to something like his former self by his trusty housekeeper, Nell, but remains “absent” in mind. Much of the book alternates, in thriller-like fashion, between these hunters and their fugitive, who a couple of times unknowingly come within inches of one another.There is a villain but one gets acquainted with this villain’s childhood, and…well I won’t say anything more because I don’t want to include any spoilers about this book. Both the Hebridean setting and the idea of an innocent man being chased by people he doesn’t know may even remind readers of “The Thirty-Nine Steps,” John Buchan’s classic adventure novel. Peace and quiet are conveyed by Nell's calm , sure ministering of John betraying however John's inner turmoil over guilt and post trauma of war. Well, it's almost as if Mr Miller was afeared that all these delights would not suffice, so he tacked on a thrilling if highly implausible persecution of Our Hero that made it impossible NOT to keep turning those pages until.



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