Tag Archives: Historical Fiction

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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Read Watch Play 2013 – September : History Reads

We’re doing some time travel this month when we will be focusing on all things historical. Do you like your #historyread to be real?  Do you like the stories around your #historyread or is it the people who make your … Continue reading

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Lighthouse Bay by Kimberley Freeman

Lighthouse Bay by Kimberley Freeman (Sydney : Hachette, 2012 – 478 pages)   Found on the Adult Fiction shelves at FREEMAN Plot Summary (via Fantastic Fiction) : “From the author of Wildflower Hill, this breathtaking novel travels more than a century between … Continue reading

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“You wait 20 years for a Booker Prize and two come along at once.”

Hilary Mantel has won The Man Booker Prize for 2012 with the second in her trilogy about Henry VIII’s right hand man, Thomas Cromwell, Bring Up the Bodies.  The judges commended Bring Up the Bodies for its vitality, fierce intelligence … Continue reading

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Les Miserables

Saw a promo for Les Miserables last night and now can’t wait for it to be released at the end of the year! With Aussies Hugh Jackman (as Jean Valjean) and Russell Crowe (as Javert) in the lead roles, I’m … Continue reading

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Whoooppee!

Any other fans of Thomas Cromwell out there? I’m very excited to hear (via The Bookseller + Publisher) that Hilary Mantel’s Man Booker Prize-winner, Wolf Hall, is to beturned into a BBC2 costume drama by the man who brought Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, … Continue reading

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