The Forest by Edward Rutherfurd
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“AS ENTERTAINING AS SARUM AND RUTHERFURD’S OTHER SWEEPING NOVEL OF BRITISH HISTORY, LONDON.”
–The Boston Globe

“Engaging . . . A sprawling tome that combines fact with fiction and covers 900 years in the history of New Forest, a 100,000-acre woodland in southern England . . . Rutherfurd sketches the histories of six fictional families, ranging from aristocrats to peasants, who have lived in the forest for generations. . . . But the real success is in how Rutherfurd paints his picture of the wooded enclave with images of treachery and violence, as well as magic and beauty.”
–The New York Post

THE FOREST IS MICHENER TOLD WITH AN ENGLISH ACCENT.”
–St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“TALES OF LOVE AND HONOR, DECEIT AND VIOLENCE, INHERITANCE AND LOSS.”
–San Jose Mercury News
 

About Edward Rutherfurd

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Edward Rutherfurd was born in Salisbury, England, and educated at Cambridge University. His first novel, Sarum, was an instant international bestseller. His subsequent novels-Russka and London-were also highly acclaimed bestsellers here and abroad.From the Paperback edition.
 
Published June 12, 2013 by Ballantine Books. 785 pages
Genres: History, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Sports & Outdoors, Westerns. Fiction

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England's James Michener will undoubtedly have another huge commercial success with this history-drenched blockbuster, which essentially resembles it predecessors: Sarum (1987), Russka (1991), and London (1997).The subject is England's southern "New Forest" area, originally founded as a game pres...

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of The Forest: A Novel

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Charting an entire millennium in his newest saga, Rutherfurd continues to pursue--in meandering prose and at tedious length--his fascination with nugatory events in English history, picking up loose t

Apr 03 2000 | Read Full Review of The Forest: A Novel

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