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The Game Of Kings: The Lymond Chronicles
"Francis Crawford of Lymond has to be the ultimate literate hero - once you start you have to read the whole 6 book series...at least twice!"
Seeing a Large Cat (Amelia Peabody)
"Ramses Emerson is just amazing - this is the first book where he's grown up (almost) and turns from a precocious child to a heartthrob"
"McCullough is herself clearly enamoured of Julius Caesar - he's in the earlier books but this is where he first makes his mark"
The Alexander Trilogy: "Fire from Heaven", "Persian Boy" and "Funeral Games"
"a brilliant trilogy - and the portrait of a charismatic, brilliant, haunted man"
Anna Karenina (Everyman's Library Classics)
"Vronski sweeps Anna off her feet, but sadly turns out to be less than he appears..."
War and Peace (Penguin Classics)
"Prince Andrei: another Tolstoy hero but with more substance if less immediately dashing"
Daniel Deronda (Penguin Classics)
"Admittedly Daniel may not be to everyone's taste but he does it for me"
"Not 1 but 2 lovely men to swoon over (in appropriate Victorian fashion)"
"Achilles was the classical hero that other heroes (including Alexander) looked up to - this translation by Lattimore is the best"
Gates Of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae
"a book just full of the most tear-enducing bravery and a wonderful evocation of the Spartan code"
Beyond The Glass (VMC)
"read the 3 Frost in May books first as this is the 4th - but only if you can cope with the sad ending"
Dusty Answer (Twentieth Century Classics)
"we know that Roddy's going to turn out to be a cad but poor Judith has to find out the hard way"
Wide Sargasso Sea (Penguin Modern Classics)
"I never quite understood the appeal of Charlotte Bronte's Rochester, but then I read this and it fell into place"
The Master of Ballantrae: A Winter's Tale (Penguin Classics)
"James Durie, the Master of the title is dark, brooding, vengeful and just wonderful"
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