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The best way of understanding history - through fiction.,
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This review is from: Jem (and Sam): A Revenger's Tale (Hardcover)
There has always been a great debate among historians as to what history should be: a collection of dates; original documents; conjecture based on facts. But none of these will tell you how it actually was to live in a past era. The bravest way to do it, if the most dangerous, is through fictional history, attempting a contemporary view of an onlooker. This Mount does to brilliant effect, impersonating a real-life distant ancestor who appears in Pepys's diary.