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Category Archives: Historical Fiction

Katherine – Anya Seyton

I bought Katherine by Anya Seton a couple of years ago, way back when I first decided to read by way through the BBC Top 100. It has since remained unread on my bookshelf, along with many others I am yet to read. So it was a week or so ago that I decided to […]

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Alone in Berlin – Hans Fallada

The number of books I have to read over the next twelve months dictates that as soon as I’ve finished one, I almost immediately need to start a second. And so it was that having finished Dracula for one of the book clubs I belong to, I began Hans Fallada’s Alone in Berlin for the second. […]

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The Clan of the Cave Bear – Jean M Auel

  The Clan of the Cave Bear was one of only a very small number of novels that made the BBC Top 100 Reads that I hand’t heard of prior to working my way through the list. Written by Jean M Auel and published in 1980, The Clan of the Cave Bear is the first […]

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Wake – Anna Hope

The challenge I set myself a couple of years ago – to read the BBC’s Top 100 books – has certainly been an interesting one thus far. I’ve read a vast number of books that I wouldn’t have otherwise – most of which I’ve enjoyed; others less so. The one downside to it has been […]

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Review: Labyrinth – Kate Mosse

  I inherited a love of France from my father and have always had a very romanticised view of the country; I love the language, the food, the countryside and the culture. Thus I have always enjoyed reading novels set across the channel – indeed one of the reasons I love Joanne Harris so much […]

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Review: Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks

  I had long seen Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks lying around my parents house before I decided to read it. I tend to shy away from war novels, finding them both depressing and complex in equal measures. I had, however, been recommended Birdsong by two of my best friends, Sian and Lexy, and thus decided […]

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Review: The Pillars of the Earth – Ken Follett

The Pillars of the Earth

  This book, described on its blurb as a “modern day classic” was recommended by my Step-Dad, Anthony, who had read both The Pillars of the Earth and its sequel, A World Without End and is a big fan of Ken Follet’s historical fiction. It was recently made into a serialisation on Channel 4, starring Rufus […]

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