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For the King’s Favor by Elizabeth Chadwick

Set in the days of Richard the Lionheart of England, For the King’s Favor is the tale of the heir to the earldom of Norfolk, Richard Bigod, and how he came to marry the King’s former mistress, Ida de Tosney. I … Continue reading

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To Say Nothing Of The Dog by Connie Willis

Ned Henry and Verity Kindle both work for the Oxford Time Travel Research Center, and have been charged with going back in time to recover the Bishop’s Bird Stump, last seen in Coventry Cathedral the night it was bombed by … Continue reading

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Wounds Of Honour by Anthony Riches

From Goodreads: “Marcus Valerius Aquila has scarcely landed in Britannia when he has to run for his life – condemned to dishonorable death by power-crazed Emperor Commodus. The plan is to take a new name, serve in an obscure regiment on … Continue reading

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As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning by Laurie Lee

When Laurie Lee was a young man, he set off on an adventure from his home in rural England.  It was 1934, before motorized travel was common, so he walked to London, relying on his wits and his violin to … Continue reading

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The Portrait Of A Lady by Henry James

In 19th century high society, much is expected of young ladies and there are few choices for women in general.  They are expected to marry and typically acquiesce to their parent’s wishes.  But American Isabel Archer has a different notion.  … Continue reading

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The Queen’s Fool by Philippa Gregory

I think Philippa Gregory often gets a bad rap in historical fiction circles.  I admit she’s not a purist, but she doesn’t often venture outside the realm of real possibility, either. The Queen’s Fool is a good example of a well-written … Continue reading

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Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

I can’t recall if I have read this novel before, but as I was reading it this time, my memory brought back the whole story (I’m sure I’ve seen a film version) – so no surprises for me. Dickens is … Continue reading

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