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An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris by Tuckswood Readers Reading Group

As a woman I didn’t think this would be my type of book but really enjoyed it.  Complicated to follow mainly because of French names but worth the effort.   127 more words

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The Dreyfus affair from a different angle

I’ve enjoyed several of Robert Harris‘ historical thrillers and An Officer and a Spy was no exception. His stories take place over a wide range of space, time and subject: this one is… 275 more words

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Conspirata, by Robert Harris

This 2009 work is history as a novel—and less a novel as history, as I wrote regarding the first volume in this series, Imperium. Because its emphasis here… 1,492 more words

Literary Reviews

Reprint: The Legions of Fire

This was a review of a novel by David Drake that I wrote for BullSpec 3, Autumn 2010. 1,283 more words

7 Elements of Historical Fiction

All writers of fiction have to consider seven critical elements: character, dialogue, setting, theme, plot, conflict, and world building. While every story succeeds or disappoints on the basis of these elements, … 1,021 more words

Historical Fiction

An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris

When I saw the length of this book I imagined it would take me ages to read.  However, it was so compelling that I actually read it in about six sessions.   104 more words

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West Earlham's Community Read

West Earlham Library will be reading Mrs Sinclair’s Suitcase by Louise Walters and An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris as their Community Read.  The books will be available at the library or can be reserved. 219 more words

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