The Steps of the Sun

by Caroline Harvey | Literature & Fiction |
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Registered by talkland of Eastbourne, East Sussex United Kingdom on 11/18/2003
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Journal Entry 1 by talkland from Eastbourne, East Sussex United Kingdom on Tuesday, November 18, 2003
From the back of the book

1899--As the rumblings of dissent and racial resentment began to erupt into a savage war between Boer and Briton, so three young men found their lives drawn together.

Matthew Paget, son of an archdeacon, was turbulent, rebellious, and longing for excitement. Throwing away all the privileges that could have been his, he enlisted as a trooper--only to find himself loving the beautiful war-torn country of Africa and finally falling in love with a girl on the enemy side.

Will Marriott, his cousin, was an officer who believed in England's greatness and the glory of battle. But as his comrades were maimed and killed, as he himself was wounded, and then betrayed by a one-time friend, so his values began to change. The one thing that never changed was his love for Frances, Matthew Paget's sister.

Hendon Bashford was an upstart social climber, a swindler and a cheat. Half English, half Boer, he owed allegiance to no one while creating havoc in the lives of more honourable men.

As the passage of war unfolded, so the lives of these three young men, and women they loved, moved towards a tumultuous climax.



Journal Entry 2 by talkland from Eastbourne, East Sussex United Kingdom on Tuesday, November 18, 2003
It is gonna be a while before I get around to reading this, so rather than it sitting gathering dust I am going to do a book ring for it. Please PM me with your name, location and shipping preference if you are interested.

Talkland [England]
Wandeca [Ontario, Canada]
Bronwen316 [Illinois,US]
Caligula03 [California, US]
Talkland [England]



Some guidelines to help the book on its journey:

1 The names in Red will indicate who has received the book with the last one obviously the current possessor.
2 On receiving the book write a journal entry so we can all keep track of where it is.
3 The person with the book PM's the next one on the list for their address.


Journal Entry 3 by talkland at on Tuesday, December 9, 2003
Released on Tuesday, December 09, 2003 at the post office in Eastbourne, East Sussex, England, in Controlled Releases.

This book along with another book ring is going by surface mail to Canada, so Wandeca should get this sometime after Christmas.

Journal Entry 4 by Wandeca from Kitchener, Ontario Canada on Monday, February 2, 2004
Got the book in today's mail. I'll be reading it very soon. Thank you Talkland for sharing!

Update: I'm so sorry that I haven't made a journal entry since I received the book. I really enjoyed reading this book, although it took me a while to get into it. It was very good. Thanks talkland for sharing.

I'll be mailing the book to Bronwen316 on March 6/04. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did. :)

Journal Entry 5 by bronwen316 from Naperville, Illinois USA on Thursday, March 25, 2004
Received in mail on 3/22 with a beautiful postcard (Thanks,Wandeca). Reading now and hope to be done in the next 2 weeks.

Journal Entry 6 by bronwen316 from Naperville, Illinois USA on Friday, April 2, 2004
I just finished this afternoon. What a great book! After the first 5 pages or so, I really didn't think I'd enjoy this book at all. But it did get better and I'm glad that I stuck with it. The main character was a little frustrating though. I just wanted to yell for her to make up her mind!

This book will be off to Caligula03 on Tuesday.

Enjoy!

Journal Entry 7 by caligula03 from Hayward, California USA on Tuesday, April 13, 2004
The book has arrived safe and sound. I'm looking forward to reading it. Then it will be home to my doppleganger in England. :)

Journal Entry 8 by caligula03 from Hayward, California USA on Sunday, June 20, 2004
The Steps of the Sun is quite a page turner up until the end of Part Three (the end of the Boer War). Once the war is over, the book languishes on its way to wrapping up all the different threads of the story. The novel looks at both sides of the Boer War from the point of view of a variety of family members who happen to be on both sides of the war. Trollope's witty prose makes for a fast read but she includes enough interesting details to make the history come to life and to flesh out her characters. There are times though that she bounces so quickly from character to character and location to location to make the transistions confusing.

Journal Entry 9 by caligula03 at on Sunday, June 20, 2004
Release planned for Saturday, June 26, 2004 at talkland in n/a, n/a Controlled Releases.

Mailing on Saturday.

Journal Entry 10 by talkland from Eastbourne, East Sussex United Kingdom on Wednesday, July 21, 2004
This bookring has arrived safely home! Thank you everyone who has taken part.

Journal Entry 11 by talkland at on Saturday, September 11, 2004

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