Friday, May 16, 2008

Having The Builders In by Reay Tannahill

Having the Builders In
by Reay Tannahill
Headline, London, 2006

Medieval England. The castle of Vine Regis is in an uproar. Widow Dame Constance has arranged a lucrative marriage for her eldest son, Gervase, but is not so happy with the girl when she arrives. Due to the upcoming expansion of the family Constance has decided to expand her square castle and the builders are making life intolerable. Then King Edward III up and dies and Gervase is called to the court of the boy king Richard and may be on his way to war with the French. Numerous items have gone missing and accidents keep happening on the building site. What else could go wrong?
This is a light, witty book and a quick, fun read. The wide cast of characters was an interesting mix, they are each given memorable and charming traits. Historical, without too much historical description. A great book for a summer trip!


Sarah said...

This sounds like a really cute book! Another one for my growing TBR list...

tashiana said...

hmmm this one doesn't look all that interesting but i'm loving delving into your book rev archives i feel like im taking a book trip with you lol

Becca said...

I'll have to remember this one. I'd like to read a historical fiction book that takes place in medieval England that's fun and not dark or heavy. Sounds great.

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