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A Dangerous Fortune

2 Ratings: 5.0
A book by Ken Follett

Follett (Night Over Water, 1991; The Pillars of The Earth, 1989, etc.) peeks into the naughty world of late Victorian merchant bankers. A tragic misadventure among schoolboys is at the root of the rotten world of the Pilaster family. Weak bully Edward … see full wiki

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Author: Ken Follett
Genre: Mystery & Thrillers
Publisher: Island Books
2 reviews about A Dangerous Fortune
review by . May 22, 2002
The action never stops in this book. Anyone who loved Robert Grave's "I Claudius" will love this book. Both tales involve a mother (Livy in I Claudius) hungry for power for their sons. They stop at nothing to ruin those that stand in their way. In both novels we have the person who played by the rules to only get knocked down to the depths but ultimately triumph in the end.This book gives a great feel for London in the late 1800's. Follett's descriptions are so detailed that we can virtually smell …
review by . January 08, 2001
This is an intriguing book, in an historical setting which is richly detailed and explained. It starts with a murder, which remians unsolved for many years, and goes on to follow the lives of the characters on that fateful day.And it is the characters which carry the story, though of course we all want to know who did it, and we do find out by the end. But the story along the way is gripping and entertaining, with some real baddies, and a satisfying ending.
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