Visitors on the shore at Sandsend, Whitby. Ring Plovers?
And then, also today, a new reader!
C. Kirby (England) – See all my reviews
This review is from: Tom Fleck (Paperback)
I found Tom Fleck to be a very intriguing story and unlike anything I’ve read before. What a history lesson it would be for those who’d like to know just what it was like to be alive then!
Getting to know Tom Fleck was an interesting, surprising and absorbing journey. I discovered what it was like to live in the 1500s. The story brings to life the tastes, smells, joys, sorrows and hardships of the ordinary people as well as the nobles. The beliefs and prejudices, the food and deprivations, the work they did and the soldier’s lives in and out of battle were clearly recreated. I found the conclusion surprising and very satisfying too.
That far back in history has always seemed to me so unreal that I could almost think they were aliens, by today’s ways of living. Tom Fleck’s story made me feel I was there walking in the same ‘shoes’ as the characters. Harry Nicholson, the author, has also done an amazing job of describing the bird and plant life, the remedies and so much else that has created the world of Tom Fleck. I really enjoyed it. I don’t know how the author has managed to discover so many clever details and used them so magically.
For anyone looking for a story that is intriguing, informative and with a wonderful atmosphere that lingers after reading it I recommend this book very highly.