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Run out of favourite authors - looking for some new historical fiction. Recommendations please.


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In reply to an earlier post on 5 Apr 2012 12:31:27 BDT
L. Armstrong says:
A new author i have just come across Posie Graeme-Evans....very good.
Also Eloisa James, for a little light reading in stuart england!

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Apr 2012 12:34:49 BDT
L. Armstrong says:
A new author i have just come across Posie Graeme-Evans....very good.
Also Eloisa James, for a little light reading in stuart england!

Posted on 9 Apr 2012 11:45:54 BDT
Raphael C says:
My choice of book is The Ebb & Flow by David Edwards. As heard last week on THe BBC.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01f5012
BBC Wales interview, press listen now, slide to time 2:07.45 The Ebb & Flow by David Edwards

Posted on 9 Apr 2012 12:03:52 BDT
Last edited by the author on 17 Apr 2012 17:22:18 BDT
I post this every so often to remind historical fiction indie writers:
The Historical Novel Society reviews historical fiction that is self /indie published - we welcome your submission!
I am particularly wanting HF published in book format (not e-format) here in the UK
(e-books are reviewed in the US)
details:
http://historicalnovelsociety.org/our-reviews/submission-guidelines-e-published-subsidy-published-and-self-published/
The next "round" of reviews is soon to be sent out to my review team - contact me before the end of the month for details via www.helenhollick.net

Posted on 16 Apr 2012 00:10:56 BDT
SuperHoops says:
If you fancy reading a historical romance based in the early 1800's then you might want to have a look at 'The Worst of Lies'. It was only published at the weekend

Posted on 16 Apr 2012 14:08:12 BDT
hippyskirt says:
Have you tried any of Alison Weirs fiction? she is very good, all her books are very well researched.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Apr 2012 17:51:20 BDT
reader says:
I like medieval to Tudor/Jacobean history the other authers i have read have been S J Parris , Rory Clements, Bernard knight, Shona Maclean , Karen Maitland and Michael J.
If you want more information on the book titles let me knowecks

Posted on 16 Apr 2012 17:52:27 BDT
reader says:
Sorry there has been a typo error in the last post
The last one should be Michael Jecks

Posted on 16 Apr 2012 22:23:42 BDT
Daisy says:
Have you tried books by Emma Darwin.

Posted on 17 Apr 2012 07:33:09 BDT
Geoff5314 says:
I have just read a series of books by an author called SJ Turney based on Caesars years conquering Gaul.I enjoy the characters he has invented and placed within known historical events,very entertaining.
Another author I have recently enjoyed has been Conn Iggulsden,Simon Scarrow,Bernard Cornwell and Ben Kane.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Apr 2012 15:06:06 BDT
Last edited by the author on 17 Apr 2012 15:06:27 BDT
If you've got a Kindle, can I recommend my own book, The Arthur File , to you? In it, a woman historian chases down the mystery of a family which keeps popping up at different periods of English history. I am a history graduate myself and the book is full of interesting history - Anglo-Saxons, Medieval, Tudor and Regency - told from the point of view of both the historian and a Victorian county history. It's also a great love story between the historian and a man she thinks is the new head of the family.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Apr 2012 15:49:59 BDT
Ben Kane says:
Edmund Hugh O. Price: It is against Amazon rules to promote your own book in these threads. It's spam and readers aren't interested in it. Please delete it and go to the 'Meet Our Authors' thread, where you will be very welcome. Thank you.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Apr 2012 20:15:48 BDT
Daisy says:
It sounds interesting. But it seems we are not allowed to advertise our own book s here. Silly really. They might be just what someone is searching for.

Posted on 17 Apr 2012 20:34:06 BDT
Ben Kane says:
@Mrs. Woodford: it might appear silly, and it wouldn't matter if people did it discreetly, but of recent months the threads have been utterly overrun with people spamming threads, often when their book has nothing to do with the subject of the thread. It's like a group talking about say, British politics and someone interrupting to say, 'Did you know that X is the new prime minister of Outer Mongolia?' Guaranteed to get people's backs up, hence Amazon's eventual move to set up the Meet Our Authors thread.

To get back to the topic, I am currently reading The Sultan's Wife by Jane Johnson. It's terrific, and very evocative of N. Africa.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Apr 2012 20:48:59 BDT
Daisy says:
Thank you - Yes, I can imagine with everyone desperate to get their book seen and so many millions on here that would happen. I am new to this so thank you for the Meet Our Authors Thread.
The Sultan's Wife sounds interesting.

Posted on 18 Apr 2012 06:56:54 BDT
Cheshire Cat says:
Alison Weir is a great author and has written many books both fiction and non fiction. Give her a try, excellent!

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Apr 2012 17:21:41 BDT
leericho says:
Try Daphne du Maurier - House on the Strand. Medieval time slip novel set in Cornwall. MYstical and magical. Also Ferney by James Long. Reincarnation novel.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Apr 2012 17:23:34 BDT
leericho says:
Yes Boudicca series first 2 books are good. Got fed up after that.

Posted on 22 Apr 2012 17:24:07 BDT
CharlyB says:
Ferney made a lasting impression on me when I read it some years ago.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Apr 2012 17:24:58 BDT
leericho says:
Try Ariana Franklin. good and quite different.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Apr 2012 03:26:34 BDT
Bookworm says:
Try Patrick Gooch - he has written a few books - all intelligent historical thrillers - 'Mosaic decptions' and 'The Dark Side of the Balcony' both worth reading.

Posted on 24 Apr 2012 09:07:47 BDT
C. Peake says:
Would definitely recommond C. W. Gortner - The Last Queen and The Confessions of Catherine De Medici. Not well known as author from the other side of the pond, but really really good read - historical fiction at it's best.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Apr 2012 09:11:28 BDT
MARGARET says:
Try my historical novel, Ghost of Gallipoli - particularly pertinent at the moment as it's Anzac Day tomorrow and the book revolves around the Gallipoli landings. However it also recounts a lot of the history of the old British Consulate in Istanbul and the historical figures who lived there. If you like novels based on lots of research you'll find it here! The book is free for two days at the moment as a tribute to my great uncles (one is the protagonist of the book) and all the men who fought and died at Gallipoli.

Posted on 24 Apr 2012 10:53:56 BDT
Ben Kane says:
@C. Peake: I couldn't agree more about C.W. Gortner's writing. The Last Queen is one of the best HF books that I have ever read.

@MARGARET: all respect to your great uncles, but you are not allowed to post self promotory posts about your own books in these threads. Please remove it and post in the Meet Our Authors thread. Thank you.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Apr 2012 11:06:23 BDT
I agree about C.W. Gortner's books - definitely "must reads".
Anyone who is a fan will get a chance to meet him at the London 2012 Historical Novel Society Conference! http://www.hns-conference.org.uk/
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