Tag Archives: Historical Fiction

#historyread, the Read Watch Play theme for September 2016

#historyread Fish washing indoors. Reykjavík. September is the month of #historyread, where there’s hundreds of potential themes to be discussed; from fact and fiction books, representations of history in film and a variety of history plays. This month’s theme also … Continue reading

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The Tea Planter’s Wife by Dinah Jefferies

The Tea Planter’s Wife by Dinah Jefferies U.K. : Viking, 2015.  421 pages. Found on the Adult Fiction shelves at JEFFERIES Plot Summary : Two newlyweds: practically strangers, deeply in love, and each hiding a secret from the other . . … Continue reading

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Blood and Gore

I’ve been reading William Napier, first his two books Clash of Empires: the Great Siege about the Siege of Malta and Clash of Empires: the Red Sea, on the Battle of Lepanto, which arguably changed the course of European history … Continue reading

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The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks

The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks Sydney : Hachette Australia, 2015. 386 pages Found on the Adult Fiction shelves at BROOKS Thank goodness Geraldine has redeemed herself after Caleb’s Crossing (in my opinion anyway). A fictionalised account of the historical figure of … Continue reading

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The Dressmaker of Dachau by Mary Chamberlain

The Dressmaker of Dachau by Mary Chamberlain London : The Borough Press, 2015.  329 pages Found on the Adult Fiction shelves at CHAMBERLAIN Plot summary  : The Dressmaker of Dachau by Mary Chamberlain is an intensely engaging historical novel written … Continue reading

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The Undertaking by Audrey Magee

The Undertaking by Audrey Magee Sydney, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2014. 287 pages. Found on the Adult Fiction shelves at MAGEE Plot Summary : Desperate to escape the Eastern front, Peter Faber, an ordinary German soldier, marries Katharina Spinell, a … Continue reading

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The Tailor’s Girl by Fiona McIntosh

The Tailor’s Girl by Fiona McIntosh Melbourne, Vic. : Michael Joseph, 2013. 441 pages Found on the Adult Fiction shelves at MACINTOSH Plot Summary :  From the bustling streets of 1920s London to the idyllic English countryside, this is a breathtaking … Continue reading

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