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Historical Novels to take you to other worlds

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The Kindly Ones
The Kindly Ones
"Completely absorbing. The Oresteia reset in 19th century Dorset and India. Helen of Troy can wreak havoc in any age.Excellent writing and believable characters."
The Birth Of Venus
The Birth Of Venus
"Another fine novel from a fine writer."
The King Must Die
The King Must Die
"The story of Theseus and the Minotaur as it might have happened. Makes ancient Greece come alive."
Music & Silence
Music & Silence
"Tremain always writes a satisfying picture of the past."
The Mauritius Command
The Mauritius Command
"I could have chosen any of O'Brian's Jack Aubrey series. Very enjoyable historical adventure."
Cold Mountain
Cold Mountain
"Better than the film."
All God's Children
All God's Children
"A blind Quakeress in 1890's Kansas. Unusual and convincing."
The Bull From The Sea
The Bull From The Sea
"The sequel to The King Must Die. Theseus and his Amazon."
Morality Play
Morality Play
"Intriguing mystery in the 14th century."
I, Claudius & Claudius the God
I, Claudius & Claudius the God
"Roman emperors behaving badly."
Consider the Lilies
Consider the Lilies
"Atmospheric study of an old women in the Highland Clearances."
The Siege Of Krishnapur
The Siege Of Krishnapur
"The Indian Mutiny. A pity Farrell died young."
Fingersmith
Fingersmith
"Goings-on in Wilkie Collins territory."
The Crimson Petal And The White
The Crimson Petal And The White
"As above."
Slammerkin
Slammerkin
"The short Hogarthian life of a servant-girl."
Empress Orchid
Empress Orchid
"The rise to be Empress of China."
The American Boy
The American Boy
"Intriguing mystery in the 1800s."
The Colour
The Colour
"Searching for gold in New Zealand."
London Dust
London Dust
"More Victoriana."