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The Last Tudor - Philippa Gregory

There seems to me to be two main sorts of historical novelist. For one sort the history is the star of the story – if historical research can’t support a character trait, an action or an event, it doesn’t go into the book. 575 more words


One Minute Book Review - Gilgamesh by Joan London

Gilgamesh by Joan London begins in 1918 with Frank Clark an Australian soldier in a convalescent hospital in England meeting Ada who is there ‘to visit the soldiers’. 527 more words

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These Ruthless Deeds by Tarun Shanker

Title: These Ruthless Deeds
Authors: Tarun Shanker & Kelly Zekas
Sequel to: These Vicious Masks
Date Started: August 16
Date Finished: August 17
Format: Paperback from local library… 487 more words

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Book Review: 'The Architect's Apprentice,' Elif Safak

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A rich and sumptuous historical novel that is both sweeping and intimate.

Authors who write historical fiction often have strike a balance between being accurate to their chosen period, and developing a distinctive style, between demonstrating proficient knowledge of history and crafting a compelling narrative. 658 more words


Literary Hunk of August: Major Caspian Harrison

There are some literary hunks whose names alone are enough to make you melt. As we wade through these hot and hazy days of August, my mind keeps returning to one dreamboat in particular who’s more sizzling than the temperature outside, and whose name, character, and all around being are enough to make a girl reach for her the knob on the AC. 494 more words


My Review of Dick Schwirian's Taking Lady Gilbraltar

Dick Schwirian, who argues in his introduction that “Vicksburg was much more of a victory for Ulysses S Grant than Gettysburg was for George Gordon Meade,” offers an entertaining and somewhat lighthearted look at the battle for Vicksburg Mississippi during the American Civil War, in his historical fiction piece… 194 more words

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The Green Glass Sea by Ellen Klages

Mom’s been gone forever, Grandma just had a stroke, and Daddy is a scientist at an army base so super-secret that the place has no name. 88 more words

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