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Did I say, 'repetitious'? Yikes. Two very compelling characters, but we hear so often in the book about how wonderful their letters were that I would rather have listened to them, without the ponderously, well, repetitious and half-digested drivel that passes as history. One wonders whether publishers employ copy editors anymore.
Fine reader, though. Excellent diction, phrasing, and impeccable foreign pronunciation.
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. . . somewhat repetitive. Using primarily their letters, the author tells of the love between William Temple and Dorothy Osborne in seventeenth-century England. The courtship was the most intriguing part. William fell in love with Dorothy and resisted his parents efforts to marry him off to a woman with a better dowry and a more prestigious family for over seven years before the two families gave in. Once they marry, the pace of the book slows and much of the focus turns to William's career moves. Still, a fascinating look at aristocratic life in the times.
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