Wow that was great fun. Tillyard does a terrific job of telling the stories of the lives of the Lennox sisters. The lives are eventful and full of human drama and historical interest. The book is absorbing and very entertaining but its not dumbed down or oversimplified. One little knitpicky detail, there are passages in French without translations in the text or in footnotes. I can read French but in this day and age I don't think its fair to assume that all readers - even all readers of an 18th century history - will be able to do so. Still, that's knitpicking. Highly recommended.