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The Lie by Helen Dunmore

I read Helen Dunmore’s The Lie as part of the Literature and War Readalong hosted by Caroline. I had never read anything by this author, but noticed a number of people commenting on her lyrical writing. 517 more words

Historical Fiction

Black Cross by Greg Iles - Strong Interesting and Unusual Action Hero

Black Cross by Greg Iles
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


If you like action the action and adventure in a James Rollins Novel, the historical accuracy of Tim Powers and a tightly woven complex plot like in Robert Ludlum’s books, you’ll love this one. 554 more words


Paperbacks R Us

Indeed, for all you lovers of a real book in the hand, St Bartholomew’s Man and Wandering Minstrels are now available at all good Amazon sites near you! 65 more words

The Shoemaker's Wife

From  Lisa Lando

Title:  The Shoemaker’s Wife

Author:   Adriana Trigiani

This is a love story about Italian immigrants who come to America in the turn of the century.  Great read, highly recommend!

Reading Club Reviews

World War I Centenary: A Commemoration Through Books

This week on The Book Binder’s Daughter, I am commemorating the centenary of World War I through a series of reviews of historical fiction set during The Great War.  530 more words


Pirate Word of the Day - King's Pictures

From the Dictionary of Nautical, University, Gypsy and Other Vulgar Tongues first published in 1859.

King’s Pictures (now, of course, Queen’s Pictures): money.

(Make perfect sense. 18 more words

Slang From The 1700s

THE LORDS OF THE NORTH by Bernard Cornwel

This is the third in the Saxon Warriors series, and a doozie it is, too.  The first is The Last Kingdom,  then comes The Pale Horseman… 874 more words