My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I met the author of this book at the Millbrook, NY, book day, sponsored by my late friend and owner (at the time) of Millbrook books. Ms. Urquhart was on a panel about writing historical fiction; both my mother and I were so impressed with her that mom bought the book and we both read it.
The writing is lovely, delicate and smooth, even discussing the most unsavory subjects. I particularly like the way the author was able to slip in history of the time that wasn’t directly related to plot, without losing the flow of narrative.
The bibliography is worthy of 5 stars. In my opinion, serious historical fiction writers should include their sources. Much appreciation.