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Fingerprints of the Gods by Graham Hancock
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I read this several years ago and it really gets the old grey matter working. It asks questions that you have never even thought of and you realise that, quite possibly, there is something in the "higher power" argument.

I really should try and read i...more
Hard Work by Polly Toynbee
" Not for a long time has a book held my attention like this one has these past 48 hours. I would like to say I enjoyed it, but then I'm not sure that is the right word. A self-confessed well-off Guardian journalist lives on the minimum wage in a co... " Read more of this review »
Rome by M.C. Scott
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Manda Scott has written a superlative account of how Vespasian might have come to power and her knowledge of the period is clearly of the highest academic standard. I enjoy fiction set in the Roman period, yet I have to say this book is one of the be...more
Rome by M.C. Scott
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The Fifth Knight by E.M. Powell
The Fifth Knight
by E.M. Powell (Goodreads Author)
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Re-telling history is a dangerous and often thankless task. Rather than accepting the author's fictional account of what might of happened, you tend to get "helpful readers" as Bernard Cornwell calls them, who are keen to point out the minutiae of er...more
Murder as a Fine Art by David Morrell
Murder as a Fine Art
by David Morrell (Goodreads Author)
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Like Chaff in the Wind by Anna Belfrage
Like Chaff in the Wind (The Graham Saga #2)
by Anna Belfrage (Goodreads Author)
read in April, 2013
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Timeslip novels are tricky things to get right. Many historical novel purists are reticent to read them as they push the genre to its limits, others enjoy them as they try to bring freshness and new direction. I am normally one of the purists; I like...more
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""A Splendid Defiance" is a heavyweight history lesson detailing the events of the siege of Banbury during the English Civil War.

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A.C. Grayling
“To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.”
A.C. Grayling

Anton Chekhov
“Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”
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82201 Sir Read-A-Lot's Court of Historical Fiction — 70 members — last activity Apr 13, 2014 03:58PM
A group set up to complement my Sir Read-A-Lot blog and highlight events and reviews. I also like to discuss the genre of HF and love to engage with m...more
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Need a place to advertise your blog? You can do that here. Need a place to advertise your book? You can do that here. Need a place to discuss books? Y...more
53412 Historical Info for Historical Fiction Readers — 1067 members — last activity 4 hours, 39 min ago
Information about eras past in different parts of the world. Help for readers who may feel lost in an unfamiliar historical setting, may not understan...more
54239 Ancient & Medieval Historical Fiction — 2858 members — last activity 34 minutes ago
The focus of this group is historical fiction set in ancient, middle, or early modern ages (now including modern history), in any geographical locatio...more
39199 Writing Historical Fiction — 293 members — last activity 10 hours, 42 min ago
I had trouble locating a group dedicated solely to those of us who love writing historical fiction (but if you love reading historical fiction, you're...more
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