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by Katharine McMahon

eBook The Rose of Sebastopol download ISBN: 0425232220
Author: Katharine McMahon
Publisher: Berkley; Reprint edition (February 2, 2010)
Language: English
Pages: 416
ePub: 1644 kb
Fb2: 1848 kb
Rating: 4.2
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction

The Rose of Sebastopol book. This achievement by Katherine McMahon is all the more remarkable because it almost passes unnoticed.

The Rose of Sebastopol book. How did A, so smoothly and effortlessly, turn into B? How could we not have seen that about C? And who would have guessed D felt like that about A? The character development in this book is little short of masterful. This is easily one of my favourite books of the last decade. Jul 23, 2011 Zoella rated it it was amazing. The Rose of Sebastopol is a fantastic read.

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Katharine McMahon studied English and Drama at Bristol University. She has worked as a teacher in schools and universities, as a Royal Literary Fund Fellow supporting student writing, and has run national training courses. She is involved with local theatre and lives with her family in Hertfordshire.

Katharine McMahon is the author of five novels. She has taught in secondary schools, performed in local theatre and worked as a Royal Literary Fund fellow teaching writing skills at the Universities of Hertfordshire and Warwick. She lives in Hertfordshire. Библиографические данные.

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бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. The Ukraine, Russia and the Crimea are taking centre stage in the world today but this spellbinding story of courage and love takes us back to the original Crimean wa. ussia, 1854: the Crimean War grinds on, an. . ussia, 1854: the Crimean War grinds on, and as the bitter winter draws near, the battlefield hospitals fill with dying men. In defiance of Florence Nightingale, Rosa Barr - young, headstrong and beautiful - travels to Balaklava, determined to save as many of the wounded as she can. For Mariella Lingwood, Rosa's cousin, the war is contained within the pages of her scrapbook, in her Lond.

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The #1 international bestseller about love, war and betrayal from the author of The Alchemist's Daughter In 1854, adventurous Rosa Barr travels to the Crimean battlefield with Florence Nightingale's nursing corps. For Mariella Lingwood, Rosa's cousin, the war is contained within the letters she receives from her fiancé, Henry, a celebrated surgeon who also has volunteered to work in the shadow of the guns. When Henry falls ill, Mariella impulsively takes an epic journey to the ravaged landscape of the Crimea and the tragic city of Sebastopol. What she finds there, as her world beings to crumble, is that she has much to learn about secrecy, faithfulness, and love...
Comments: (7)
First of all, I'm one of those guys who really likes historical fiction and is not intimidated by an (almost) all-female cast or by a woman writer. In fact, I think the best novels in this genre are written by women about women.

That said, I did not enjoy "The Rose of Sebastopol" as much as I wanted to. I found the novel uneven and peculiar. After an engaging though admittedly slow first act, the novel seems to reorient itself in Act II and ultimately forgets a few of the implicit promises made in Act I. The protagonist's fiancé (of sorts), so prominent at the beginning, gets left behind and is ultimately (bizarrely) forgotten– it almost seems like the chapters of closure about what happens to him got cut by mistake. Similarly, the protagonist's cousin, a vividly drawn character, goes missing and becomes a sort of Godot-like character (as in, "Waiting for..."). The main tension in the second act is the permanently unanswered question: Where is Rose and what has she been up to? When the resolution comes, it is by allusion and unsatisfyingly vague, considering how many pages the question has been in the air. Add to this the Florence Nightingale sub-plot, which always seemed ready to happen but never did. Rather than bring Florence Nightingale into the action (she was a fascinating and important real person), the author keeps her hidden from the reader's eyes and she, too, becomes a character in absentia.

So what's left of the story after all these characters are presented and then spirited away? A very gritty take on the Crimean War of 1854 through the eyes of ill-prepared but well-intentioned Victorian women against incredible odds. This aspect of the story is compelling, but as "Act II" to this particular novel, it adds only questions and, in the case of this reader, distrust that the author knew what she was doing with her story. I agree with other reviewers that this story lacks reasonable closure to any of its plotlines.
A very good read as are all of her books.
Little Devil
I was hopeful about this book because I truly enjoyed The Alchemist's Daughter by Katharine McMahon. The plot in "Rose", however, moved slowly and really didn't perk my interest until the main character actually went to Crimea. I was also disappointed in the ending.
the ending was a bit of a let down cause of where rose ended up to follow her nursing.good not great
I like her other books better-this has a great plot but a strange ending
interactive man
I found myself quite disappointed with this book. I didn't mind the main character, Mariella, as much as some other reviewers, but I had a very strong dislike of her cousin, Rosa. Not just for her personality, but that she never really came to life for me. I found it hard to accept that she truly wanted to help people; She felt, to me, like a manipulative character that cared more about how others thought of her than actual selfless servitude. That feeling, however, while hinted at through her actions was never fully recognized or brought to light in the book itself. (The same is with the development of other characters; They felt a bit incomplete or changed without real reason.)

I actually felt like a lot of this book was a bit underdeveloped. I enjoy books where one has to look between the lines and draw their own conclusions and opinions, however, there really wasn't enough to solidly justify or confirm much so parts felt like I was creating the story for myself instead of reading it as written by someone else.

I love when novels span time and simultaneously give the reader two connected stories, but the back story did not always seem relevant. Some of the scenes felt completely disconnect and unimportant to the main story which, honestly, sparked a desire in me to just put the book down. I am used to getting through a novel, especially those of the historical fiction genre, in no more than three days. This novel took over a week for me to get through and, much of that week, I found that I was picking it up begrudgingly --not for enjoyment, but because I felt I'd already invested so much time, that I should just finish it. I kept telling myself that something was about to happen, that I would love this novel in the end. It didn't happen. I found much of the novel dreadfully boring because I always felt like I was right on the edge of something exciting, but that was it; It never went beyond the edge and it seemed to drag on, skirting all of the excitement without ever getting too close.

The ended did nothing to improve my opinion. I closed the book feeling as though I'd wasted my time, which could be due to my loss of interest. The book felt censored and the end was the same --it lacked depth and gave no definitive answers. There were loose ends that were not left in a teasing fashion to leave room for a sequel, but just seemed forgotten.

The actual story idea(s), I loved. The writing was good with minimal typos. I just felt like it could have been handled differently; that more excitement could have been added if the author had just fallen into the story instead of showing so much restraint.

I really wish that my review was better and I hate feeling like I am being unkind about anyone's work, but this book just wasn't enjoyable for me in its current state.