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Ruth Downie

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15+ obres 3,456 Membres 248 Ressenyes 7 preferits

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(eng) Please do not combine with R. S. Downie: the works on that page are now aliased to this one.

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Obres de Ruth Downie

Medicus (2006) 1,266 exemplars
Terra Incognita (2008) 613 exemplars
Persona Non Grata (2009) 563 exemplars
Caveat Emptor (2010) 315 exemplars
Semper Fidelis (2013) 203 exemplars
Tabula Rasa (2014) 161 exemplars
Vita Brevis (2016) 128 exemplars
Memento Mori (2018) 93 exemplars
A Year of Ravens (2015) 58 exemplars
Prima Facie (2019) 43 exemplars
Bear and the Wolf (2017) 5 exemplars
The Medicus Series (2021) 4 exemplars
Cucina Romana (2000) 2 exemplars

Obres associades

Songs of Blood and Gold — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars

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Altres noms
Downie, Ruth S.
Data de naixement
1955-04-18
Gènere
female
Nacionalitat
UK
Lloc de naixement
Ilfracombe, Devon, England, UK
Llocs de residència
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
Professions
librarian
novelist
Agent
Lucas Alexander Whitley
Nota de desambiguació
Please do not combine with R. S. Downie: the works on that page are now aliased to this one.

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I love historical mysteries/adventures. Downie stays true to the time period in this simply sweet series. Her characters and places are remarkably believable as are all the small details of life in AD 123.
 
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JoRob01 | Hi ha 66 ressenyes més | May 18, 2024 |
Funny, I wonder if there is a bit of truth in the way the "barbarians" underestimated the Romans by their effete appearance. Sadly, the tribe leaders met with maybe the least impressive, Claudius. Tragically so.

I've always found it odd that the Romans wiped out the Druid practice/religion when they pretty much left all others alone, even encouraging people to build temples in Rome to foreign gods.

Interesting the self-interest on display when the outraged Britons quake under the prospect of becoming Roman slaves when they enslave each other with abandon.

Not sure I'll finish this. It's a foregone conclusion and there is a ton of grisly action and cruelty, to be expected with war, but I'll never listen to it again even if I do get through it. Back to Audible it will go.

Ok, I made it through, but skipped over some more gratuitous passages - droning on about curses and battle blows. It strikes me, in the fierce pride of the women in the book, that the only way they can have any agency is to adopt the bloodthirsty violence made the cultural norm by men. Behaving with gentleness, kindness, compassion and compromise are all weak and despised. Why? Because they are the default position of many women? Because they don't result in absolute domination and oppression? Why do we value those qualities in humans over the others? Why are we, and by we I mean the culture as a whole and men in particular, so afraid of that other side to us? Sometimes called the feminine side, but I don't think it's that specific. It's just been nearly completely wiped out of so much of how we think of ourselves and what we consider normal and natural. Sad really. We never learn and it will be the end of us one day. And, sadly, probably all life on earth as we know it.
… (més)
 
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Bookmarque | Hi ha 6 ressenyes més | Apr 30, 2024 |
It's MASH meets Ancient Rome! Ruso is the Hawkeye Pierce of Britannia.
 
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tvemulapalli | Hi ha 69 ressenyes més | Jan 22, 2024 |
Thoroughly fun mind-candy. I listened to it on audiobook and probably enjoyed it even more in that form.
 
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medwyn1066 | Hi ha 69 ressenyes més | Nov 28, 2023 |

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Obres
15
També de
1
Membres
3,456
Popularitat
#7,357
Valoració
½ 3.7
Ressenyes
248
ISBN
110
Llengües
2
Preferit
7

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