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Book: The Little Emperors

Author: Alfred Duggan

Details: (c) 1951 Alfred Duggan; pub 1951 Faber and Faber limited.

Verdict: The little emperors is rather sweet, if a little didactic.

Reasons for reading it: lethargic_man has caught my imagination talking about what it felt like to be the generation that went through the end of the Roman empire and the transition into the Dark Ages.

How it came into my hands: lethargic_man lent it to me.

I haven't a lot to say about The Little Emperors; I assume it's a children's or YA book, and maybe I'm just too old for it, but it did come across more as a history lesson 'disguised' in the form of a story, rather than a historical novel. Still, I was always a sucker for that kind of thing, and it manages to be exciting, even if it does absolutely insist on dictating the reader's reactions. In conclusion, my main response to reading this was to make me nostalgic for Rosemary Sutcliffe!
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