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The Game Of Kings: The Lymond Chronicles
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)
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"
Fortune's Favourites
Fortune's Favourites
"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"
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)
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)
War and Peace (Penguin Classics)
"Prince Andrei: another Tolstoy hero but with more substance if less immediately dashing"
Daniel Deronda (Penguin Classics)
Daniel Deronda (Penguin Classics)
"Admittedly Daniel may not be to everyone's taste but he does it for me"
Shirley
Shirley
"Not 1 but 2 lovely men to swoon over (in appropriate Victorian fashion)"
The Iliad
The Iliad
"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
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)
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)
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)
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)
The Master of Ballantrae: A Winter's Tale (Penguin Classics)
"James Durie, the Master of the title is dark, brooding, vengeful and just wonderful"