Historical (44)

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The Empress by Meg Clothier

In 1179 Agnes, a 13 year old French princess, marries the heir to the Byzantium Empire.  We watch her for the next 25 years, trying to kee…

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0 Jul 24, 2013

Fever - Mary Beth Keane

Mary Mallon, more popularly known as Typhoid Mary, was the first identified 'healthy' carrier of typhoid fever in America. Over her career…

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0 Jun 19, 2013

Maria and the Admiral by Rachel Billington

Set in the early 1800's, "Maria and the Admiral" is inspired by the true story of Maria Graham, a ship captain's widow who is one of the f…

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0 Nov 20, 2012

Distant Thunder by T.D. Griggs

From the Khyber Pass and Afghanistan to the Sudanese desert, from palatial homes in rural England to the London slums, the novel is set du…

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0 Nov 19, 2012

Bring up the bodies by Hilary Mantel

What an achievement!  For Hilary Mantel's sequel improves on Wolf Hall.  Here is elegant historical fiction for adults, believable and ful…

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0 Aug 15, 2012

The Golden Land by Barbara Wood

A sweeping historical Australian saga and love story.  A light romance featuring many Australian landmarks, Uluru, the Nullabor, Gundagai,…

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0 May 28, 2012

The Raven's Heart - Jesse Blackadder

I decided to read The Raven's Heart for two reasons. The first was that it was recommended at a meeting I was at earlier this year by a col…

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1 Mar 28, 2012
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The Ghost of Lily Painter - Caitlin Davies

  The Ghost of Lily Painter kept me engrossed until the end which admittedly tied everything up in a very neat and convenient bundle but n…

Started by Jane B

1 Feb 27, 2012
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The Tudor Throne by Brandy Purdy

In the wake of King Henry VIII's death, England's throne is left in a precarious state - as is the peculiar relationship between his two da…

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0 Feb 6, 2012

A Moment in the Sun / by John Sayles

The same people who tell you that history repeats itself often couple the old saying with a dire warning that you are doomed to that repeti…

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1 Jan 5, 2012
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