Category Archives: historical fiction

The Pillars of the Earth – Ken Follet

Ken Follett is known worldwide as the master of split-second suspense, but his most beloved and bestselling book tells the magnificent tale of a twelfth-century monk driven to do the seemingly impossible: build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has … Continue reading

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Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis de Bernieres

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin is set in the early days of the second world war, before Benito Mussolini invaded Greece. Dr Iannis practices medicine on the island of Cephalonia, accompanied by his daughter, Pelagia, to whom he imparts much of his … Continue reading

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Vivaldi’s Virgins – Barbara Quick

Abandoned as an infant, fourteen-year-old Anna Maria Dal Violin is one of the elite musicians living in the foundling home where the “Red Priest,” Antonio Vivaldi, is maestro and composer. Fiercely determined to find out where she came from, Anna … Continue reading

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Maire – Linda Windsor

Fires of Gleannmara, book one Ireland. During the Fifth Century. An ancient land of timeless mystery where–in the age of patron saints–the spark of Christianity spreads like wildfire among kings, scholars, and peasants alike. And nowhere is he impact greater … Continue reading

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In Memoriam…L.A. Meyer

The author of the Bloody Jack series, L.A. Meyer, passed away late July. It just goes to show I’ve been living under a rock lately to only have just heard about it, but the news crushed me. Jacky Faber became … Continue reading

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Outlander – Diana Gabaldon

The year is 1945. Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon–when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient stone circles that dot the … Continue reading

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