Amazing Historical Fiction
All European and some very long, but all worth it.
1 The Other Boleyn Girl (The ...
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2 The Red Queen (The Cousins'...
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3 The White Queen (The Cousin...
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4 Katherine
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5 The Boleyn Inheritance (The...
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6 Through a Glass Darkly (Thr...
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6 The Tea Rose (The Tea Rose,...
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8 Forever Amber
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9 The Birth of Venus
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10 The Autobiography of Henry ...
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11 Silent in the Grave (Lady J...
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12 Turn of the Tide
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13 The Book Thief
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14 The Greatest Knight (Willia...
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14 I, Claudius
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16 Madame Tussaud: A Novel of ...
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17 The First Man in Rome (Mast...
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18 Mary Queen of Scotland & Th...
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19 Caesar's Women (Masters of ...
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20 Master of Illusion (Book One)
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20 Bonded Heart
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22 Revelation (Matthew Shardla...
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23 Devil's Prize
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23 Master of Illusion (Book Two)
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25 I, Mona Lisa
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26 The Secret Diary Of Anne Bo...
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26 The Iron Road
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28 A Place of Birds
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29 Now Face to Face
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29 Signora Da Vinci
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29 Tide of Fortune
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32 Mary, Called Magdalene
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32 Dangerous Waters
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34 A Tale of Two Cities
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35 And Only to Deceive (Lady E...
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35 The Chain Garden
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37 What Angels Fear (Sebastian...
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38 Eye of the Wind
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39 Fortune's Favorites (Master...
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40 The Course of Honor
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40 Company Of Liars
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42 The Grass Crown (Masters of...
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43 Antony and Cleopatra (Maste...
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43 The Silver Pigs (Marcus Did...
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45 One Corpse Too Many (Chroni...
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46 Claudius the God and His Wi...
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46 The Lady of the Rivers (The...
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48 Devil's Brood  (Henry II & ...
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49 Roma (Roma, #1)
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50 The Sunne in Splendour
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51 The October Horse: A Novel ...
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52 Caesar (Masters of Rome, #5)
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53 I, Elizabeth
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54 Wolf Hall (Thomas Cromwell,...
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55 Heartstone (Matthew Shardla...
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55 Lucretia
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55 The Four Seasons: A Novel o...
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55 Seduction (The Reincarnatio...
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55 Peter: The Untold True Story
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55 Destiny
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55 Risking Exposure
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55 Call To Crusade
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63 Finding Emilie
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63 The Lizard Cage
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63 Bone-Crusher: A Godric MacE...
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66 To Dance with Kings
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66 Queen's Folly
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66 World Without End (The Pill...
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69 Cleopatra's Daughter
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69 Cry to Heaven
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69 Mademoiselle Boleyn
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72 Dissolution (Matthew Shardl...
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72 At the Mercy of the Queen: ...
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74 Sovereign (Matthew Shardlak...
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74 Fall of Giants (The Century...
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74 The Unfaithful Queen: A Nov...
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77 Dark Fire (Matthew Shardlak...
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77 The Pillars of the Earth  (...
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77 The Queen's Promise
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80 A Morbid Taste for Bones (C...
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80 The Cellist of Sarajevo
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80 The Queen of Subtleties: A ...
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83 Mistress of the Revolution
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83 Innocent Traitor: A Novel o...
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85 Cutting for Stone
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85 In the Shadow of Lady Jane
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87 The Name of the Rose
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87 The Kitchen Boy: A Novel of...
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89 The Romanov Bride
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90 Homer's Daughter
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90 The Virgin's Lover (The Tud...
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90 Rasputin's Daughter
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93 The Queen's Fool (The Tudor...
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93 The Countess
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95 Meridon
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96 Earthly Joys  (Earthly Joys...
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97 The Favored Child (The Wide...
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98 Bring Up the Bodies (Thomas...
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99 Wideacre  (The Wideacre Tri...
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99 A Place of Greater Safety
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message 1: by Alessandra (new)

Alessandra Hullo, just checking. By "fantastic" do you mean "very good"? Or are elements of fantasy permitted?


message 2: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Oh, I mean wonderful, terrific, amazing. good point, lol. I'll change that,


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