Tag Archives: England

Emma by Jane Austen

At this point there isn’t a Jane Austen novel I haven’t already read, but such joys should never be experienced only in the singularity.  So it was with anticipation that I picked up Emma after many years of first experiencing … Continue reading

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A Conspiracy Of Paper by David Liss

David Liss is one of my favorite historical fiction authors, and A Conspiracy of Paper, his first novel, did not disappoint.  Taking place in 18th century London, Benjamin Weaver, a Jew and former boxer, is asked to investigate his own … Continue reading

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The Quality Of Mercy by Barry Unsworth

The Quality of Mercy is the sequel to Barry Unsworth’s Booker Prize winner The Sacred Hunger, a novel about a slave ship revolt where the survivors ended up living peacefully in an interracial community in Florida, before they were found … Continue reading

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Persuasion by Jane Austen

What can I say?  Is there any novel by Jane Austen that is not wonderful?  Persuasion, her last book, is certainly that.  The main characters, Anne Elliot and naval officer Frederick Wentworth were betrothed and happily in love in days … Continue reading

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Harvest by Jim Crace

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Harvest is a work of historical fiction, it’s English setting highlighting the effects of post-isolationism following the Enclosure Act of 1773.  An agrarian village, with families dwelling there for centuries, finds itself in upheaval … Continue reading

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A Maggot by John Fowles

I really love John Fowles writing.  From the moment I open one of his books, I am transported willingly to wherever the author wants to take me.  For some reason, I waited a really long time to read this book.  … Continue reading

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After Elizabeth by Leanda de Lisle

I’ve read so much about the Tudors and all the troubles with keeping the line of succession to the throne of England, it was only natural that I would be curious about the history of what happened when the last … Continue reading

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