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Book Review: The Memory Tin by Sally Trueman Dicken

The Memory Tin by Sally Trueman Dicken My rating: 4 of 5 stars Lizzy is a depressed widow. She needs some new interest to drag her away from her natural misery. That could be her late husband’s allotment but something … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tsarina by Ellen Alpsten

Tsarina by Ellen Alpsten My rating: 5 of 5 stars As literary genres go, historical fiction was my first love. This one is up there with the best. Even in my early school days, I was in trouble with my … Continue reading

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What’s the Truth behind Historical Fiction?

I have always loved historical fiction ever since I read Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff when I was about eight years old. This interview by Leslie Tate with Ali Bacon is fascinating. The St Andrews connection particularly resonates … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Light Bearer by Donna Gillespie

The Light Bearer by Donna Gillespie My rating: 4 of 5 stars It took me a long time to read this book, because it is a long book. It is way, way, way, way, WAY too long! The story is … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Pale Horseman by Bernard Cornwell

The Pale Horseman by Bernard Cornwell My rating: 4 of 5 stars Yet again, Cornwell has cracked it! This is exactly as historical fiction should be: bring that history to life. One cannot help but be swept along as Uhtred … Continue reading

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Book Review: King’s Gold by Michael Jecks

King’s Gold by Michael Jecks My rating: 4 of 5 stars Well researched: a story well told. Historical fiction has always been my favourite genre since I first read Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff when I was eight … Continue reading

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Review: Ride for Rights

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Ride for Rights by Tara Chevrestt My rating: 5 of 5 stars The story is based on characters who truly existed and on events which really happened. There are contemporary snippets from the New…

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Review: The Gates of Rome

The Gates of Rome by Conn Iggulden My rating: 4 of 5 stars Action-packed historical drama Conn Iggulden seemed to like my review of his “quick read,” Blackwater, almost as much as I enjoyed reading that book. Being in a … Continue reading

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Review: Return of the Pale Feather

Return of the Pale Feather by E.B. Brown My rating: 5 of 5 stars The complex mix of the related characters in this book is marvelous. I just loved the way that the author made it all seem so natural. … Continue reading

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Review: Conqueror

Conqueror by Conn Iggulden My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is a wonderful conclusion to the series. Once I was into the last one hundred pages, I just had to keep reading until I had finished at 2.30 am … Continue reading

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