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Talleyrand Maxim

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Talleyrand Maxim by Joseph Smith Fletcher is a gripping historical fiction novel set during the tumultuous times of the French Revolution. The story follows the cunning and enigmatic figure of Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand, a diplomat and politician known for his political savvy and ability to navigate the treacherous waters of French politics.

Fletcher does an excellent job of bringing to life the complex and intriguing character of Talleyrand, delving into his motivations and strategies as he navigates the dangerous world of revolutionary France. The author's vivid descriptions of the political landscape and the key players involved in the revolution add a layer of authenticity to the story, painting a rich and detailed picture of this turbulent period in history.

The plot is fast-paced and filled with twists and turns, keeping the reader on the edge of their seat until the very end. Fletcher's prose is sharp and engaging, drawing the reader into the world of Talleyrand and making them feel as though they are right there alongside him as he makes his moves on the political chessboard.

Overall, Talleyrand Maxim is a thrilling and well-written novel that will appeal to fans of historical fiction and political intrigue. Fletcher's meticulous research and expert storytelling make this book a must-read for anyone interested in the French Revolution and the fascinating figure of Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand.

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John Mallathorpe, a wealthy Yorkshire industrialist and land owner dies in an accident, apparently without making a will. His estate goes to his wife and two children and they live the good life for a number of years. However, an old bookseller, whilst clearing some old books passed on from the Mallathorpe estate, finds a copy of Mallathorpe's will inside one of the books, and unfortunately for the family the will bequeaths the whole estate minus a small endowment for the family, to the city authorities. The bookseller takes the will to the local solicitor to seek advice, but unfortunately dies in the solicitor's office. The clerk on duty sees an opportunity to benefit himself from the knowledge of the existence of the will. This is a gripping detective story, with many twists and turns, based in Edwardian England.

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 6 reviews)

Reviewer: - November 2, 2020
Subject: The Talleyrand Maxim
Interesting story from start to end, good reader thanks to provider and reader.
Reviewer: - June 14, 2018
Subject: The Talleyrand Maxim
This is a very good book, but the reader is awesome! It was like listening to Radio 4. A huge thank you to this wonderful reader for taking the time to make listening such a delightful experience.
Reviewer: - April 8, 2017
Subject: Talleyrand Maxim
a good story with an interesting plot. Reader brings it to life, fantastic.
Reviewer: - October 16, 2016
Subject: Talleyrand Maxim
Great ! great story , characters and great reader...sorry it had to end !
Reviewer: - July 23, 2016
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Fab story with twists and turns. Professional reader who made the story a joy to listen to. Highly, highly recommended.
Reviewer: - May 17, 2016
WOW! Not only has J.S. Fletcher become my current favorite author, Kevin, the reader, does a terrrific job! I almost want to begin it again right now.( will not have ONE complaint about this story or reader - I promise.)

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