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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 persona 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 Sam the Plumber 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

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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 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 in the world and has been doing a pretty fair job of it Miles appreciates the countryside around him he is a reliable trustworthy young man often driven to rail against injustices happy in the company of a local farmer the humble friend of his childhood However increasingly Miles feels that he is in fact two men; Miles Lufton and his alter ego ProntoFull review The Art of Not Breathing respected by all Miles is a second son so needs to make his own way in the world and has been doing a pretty fair job of it Miles appreciates the countryside around him he is a As Bees in Honey Drown reliable trustworthy young man often driven to Historic Hahns Peak rail against injustices happy in the company of a local farmer the humble friend of his childhood However increasingly Miles feels that he is in fact two men; Miles Lufton and his alter ego ProntoFull Cupcakes, Lies, and Dead Guys (Annie Graceland Mystery review

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Lities 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 calami 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


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 at his country house Troy Chimneys The period detail and voice are excellent and Miles' split personality is beautifully done along with his bittersweet romance I really really liked this and am feeling as though I'm not doing it justice here but if you like historical novels it's worth searching out; I'll certainly be looking for Kennedy


  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 often the best to read


  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 in the world and has been doing a pretty fair job of it Miles appreciates the countryside around him he is a reliable trustworthy young man often driven to rail against injustices happy in the company of a local farmer the humble friend of his childhood However increasingly Miles feels that he is in fact two men; Miles Lufton and his alter ego ProntoFull review


  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 only to be replaced with entirely different ones and Kennedy's choice of ending while definitely stolen from the Russian school lacks the punch of similar endings in Lermontov and Pushkin through lack of proper build up Finally I found the choice of framing Mile'sPronto's story with Victorian era epistles to be both unnecessary and detracting; had this book been re written as a conventional third person historical novel with a tightened focus I think Troy Chimney could have been a great rather than just a good novelSince I am a reader who would rather read a well written book about nothing than a badly written book with the best plot in the world I enjoyed Troy Chimneys But if you want a plot driven page turner this book would not be high on my list


  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 town and general fixer but all along he yearns to retire to the country and leave his life of mild deception and bad faith behind but how can he honestly come by the resources to realise his dream? No spoilers read it and love it This is my full review on Vulpes Libris


  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 needed something somehow


  10. says:

    See my review here


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