September 14, 2014


Ten novels to make you passionate about history : Our suggestions for the best in historical fiction. (Carolyn Moynihan , Francis Phillips and Michael Cook, 3 September 2014, MercatorNet)

Here is a big handful of books which will make you want to rush to the library to read about the era in which the novel is set. We'd like to follow this list up with others. Send us your suggestions. We'd love to hear from you.

Here are a few we'd add:

A Mapmaker's Dream: The Meditations of Fra Mauro, Cartographer to the Court of Venice (James Cowan)

Barabbas (Par Lagerkvist)

The Golden Warrior: the Story of Harold and William (Hope Muntz)

The Aubrey/Maturin Series (Patrick O'Brian)

Falls the Shadow (Sharon Kay Penman) 

The Killer Angels (Michael Shaara)

With Fire and Sword (Henryk Sienkiewicz) 

Posted by at September 14, 2014 7:53 AM

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