A book I recommend: Mrs Wiper

Les Miserables

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The story tells of a man Jean Valjean who struggles to transform himself from a thief into an honest man. Over the years he struggles to stay a step ahead of the zealous police officer Javert and tries to raise his adopted daughter, Cosette.

I love this book…and have now re-read it three times….the characters are wonderful…it’s full of tense, nerve jangling scenes and I love all the digressions…from its indictment of social injustice in nineteenth century France…to its detailed descriptions of important events in nineteenth century European history. It’s just an absolute epic.

Would appeal to those who enjoy nineteenth century literature; Charles Dickens and historical novels.

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