Historical Fiction

Historical fiction presents a story set in the past, often during a significant time period. In historical fiction, the time period is an important part of the setting and often of the story itself.

Historical fiction may include fictional characters, well-known historical figures or a mixture of the two. Authors of historical fiction usually pay close attention to the details of their stories (settings, clothing, dialogue, etc.) to ensure that they fit the time periods in which the narratives take place.

In some historical fiction, famous events appear from points of view not recorded in histor

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Anna and the Swallow Man
Moonlight over Paris
Stars Over Sunset Boulevard
Girl Through Glass
Only Love Can Break Your Heart
The Noise of Time
The Evening Spider
The Stargazer's Sister


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