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on April 10, 2013 :
I so much enjoyed reading this book - the first part because of its setting (Brisbane and Ipswich, two cities I know well), and the fun of recognition when reading about places I'm so familiar with. The second I enjoyed because of the history it engages with, the Roman forays into Britain, and depiction of life in Britain in the pre-Roman era. The two tales mirror one another not only by the conceit of the Republican coin, but by the love stories that accompany it. A terrific read.
(reviewed long after purchase)
on April 01, 2013 :
Narratives bound by common humanity, details of a bigger picture where the intimate draws you into the smaller image and holds you there. The coin is a physical link between the past and the resent and potently symbolic in both tales, reflecting the choices made and how we deal with the consequences, and how they can return to haunt us. Stories of winning and losing deftly crafted and with a delicate touch for nuance. The Republican Coin is a book to read and go back to, to renew the acquaintance of the characters and catch the subtlety of the landscape. It is not a book of two halves, it is complete obverse and reverse, as the coin itself.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)