“The Forest”

Edward Rutherfurd

As he’s done in his other books, Rutherfurd takes one area – in this case England’s “New Forest” – and uses it as a setting for a loosely linked series of stories. And as I’ve done before, I took a fat Rutherford book – this one – on a long trip, in this case to Croatia.

Aside from having a hight content-to-weight ratio, “The Forest” has some good stories. In fact there isn’t a weak section in the book, which spans the early Norman era to the present day.