Review â Troy Chimneys

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Ties Miles serious studious and penniless and 'Pronto' flirt political mover and eternal 'extra man' Miles longs to dispose of his disreputable alter ego but that way lies calamity.. I loved the structure of this book diary entries framed by correspondence between the inheritors of the papers and the descendants of the diarist s family but the story and characters left me cold Miles Lofton has redeeming features but Pronto the part he plays to those who might support his political career just didn t work for me The book didn t shy away from its inevitable tragic ending but I can t help feeling it needed something somehow

Summary Troy Chimneys

Troy Chimneys

A Victorian gentleman is forced by illness to entertain himself with the family archive and he uncovers the Regency era correspondence and diaries of one Miles Lufton MP apparently. I ran across this book in a used book store a few years ago and picked it up on a whim because I love British books especially those either written or set in the 19th century the Regency era is a bonus I think this is a genuine forgotten classic Beautiful book extraordinarily well written the main characters of Miles and the woman he loves are very well drawn and the story is one of those exuisitely bittersweet ones that are so often the best to read

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A black sheep of the family connected with a scandal long buried But through the pieced together artefacts from the past a fuller picture emerges of a man torn between two personali. I didn t enjoy this one as much as I thought I would it s still worth reading though I would have liked to have given it 35httpspiningforthewestcouk20180


10 thoughts on “Troy Chimneys

  1. says:

    Miles Lufton is a rising MP in Regency England with excellent prospects but he lives a double life of sorts one side of him is Pronto the energetic rake who thrives in the political scene while the Miles side longs for a uiet life a

  2. says:

    I ran across this book in a used book store a few years ago and picked it up on a whim because I love British books especially those either written or set in the 19th century the Regency era is a bonus I think this is a genuine forgotten classic Beautiful book extraordinarily well written the main characters of Miles and the woman he loves are very well drawn and the story is one of those exuisitely bittersweet ones that are so

  3. says:

    An historical novel Troy Chimneys is set in Regency England it concerns the two different sides of one man’s personality Miles Lufton MP is a self made politician He comes from a large loving family His father an Anglican priest his mother seemingly loved and respected by all Miles is a second son so needs to make his own way i

  4. says:

    Every aspect of Troy Chimneys its prose its characters its well researched look into regency era England its exploration of the difference between a politician's public and private faces are absolutely fantastic with the exception of its plot Troy Chimneys has no overarching plot It in some sense reads like a memoir of someone who never actually existed The segments are very episodic; plot points run their course in twenty pages

  5. says:

    Absolutely brilliant book Was recommended by the blacklisted Podcast as the best historical fiction novel of the 20th century Not sure would agred for me James Clavell would earn that title However it is funny interesting and keeps your interest the whole way through Being English it is about class but is surprisingly funny

  6. says:

    I didn't enjoy this one as much as I thought I would it's still worth reading though I would have liked to have given it 35httpspiningforthewestcouk20180

  7. says:

    What an unusual way to present this story The heart of the book is the memoir and the transformative nature of the remembering uite haunting and charming I’m charmed by Margaret Kennedy

  8. says:

    This is a novel that I would rescue from a burning building I think it is utterly superb and not nearly well enough known The hero is Miles Lufton a popular but impoverished gentleman whose survival depends on his usefulness as a politician and smoother of paths He plays his part to perfection as Pronto the indispensable man about

  9. says:

    I loved the structure of this book – diary entries framed by correspondence between the inheritors of the papers and the descendants of the diarist's family – but the story and characters left me cold Miles Lofton has redeeming features but 'Pronto' the part he plays to those who might support his political career just didn't work for me The book didn't shy away from its inevitable tragic ending but I can't help feeling it ne

  10. says:

    See my review here

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