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Overall customer rating: 4.000
Barbara K

Fascinating, but strange

by Barbara K on Oct 3, 2013

Intriguing plot; not quite believable. It left me somewhat unsatisfied. But it did add to my knowledge of Quakers

zembu

The Lamb's War

by zembu on Dec 7, 2007

This book is the fourth of a four book series about Quaker history, so it is best read in sequence with the others. The first two books may have been published separately, but I have them under the heading "The Peacable Kingdom", which includes "The Children of the Light" in two parts, set in Lancashire, England in 1652 and 1653. This is followed by "The Holy Experiment" in two parts, set in Pennsylvania in 1754 to 1755. The third book, The Peculiar People, follows the aforementioned and covers the period when the Quakers had emmigrated from England and settled in North America, and had formed associations with the indigenous Red Indian Population. The book commences in England in 1832, and covers the influence of a certain zealot, Mordecai Monk, of whom mainstream Quakers in England had had their fill. He was therefore "exported" to the USA, and we see his development into a more human person, and follow the development of the Quakers in the USA, seeing how they helped the Indian population. Throughout the four books we follow the descendants of the original families of Quakers introduced in the first book. In this, the fourth book, we see aspects of how Quakers developed in the period from 1942 to 1973, commencing in the second world war in German occupied Holland, where, in the fiction of the book a girl of Quaker descent is rescued from a prisoner of war camp, through marriage with a USA Quaker. Subsequently we see their development together in the USA. This includes invovement with indigenous Indian populations and a breakup of the marriage, followed by the girl's development into an "angel of mercy" working in Biafra. The development of the adopted child of the couple into a more modern angel concludes the book.

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