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The women behind some of the most famous men in history have inspired writers, much as they must have… More
Critics are praising Ken Follett’s conclusion to his epic Century trilogy, calling it superb, mesmerizing and pitch-perfect.
Often when I read historical fiction, it seems that the 21st-Century world view is imported with the characters.Â No more is this true … More
A debut novel set in mid-60s Chicago tells the story of a jazz singer bent on achieving success. Early reviews are glowing!
Roberta Rich has written only two books so far, but I enjoyed both of them immensely.Â In The Midwife of Venice, Hannah Levi, a midwife … More
After the Holocaust, many of the surviving European Jews went to British Palestine, soon to become the nation of Israel.Â However, the f… More
Historical fiction author Sarah Waters in the spotlight
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Historical novels featuring women
When I read The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman a few months ago, I felt like I had to tell everyone about it.Â Taking place in Israel during … More
As Annabel LyonâsÂ The Sweet Girl depicts, a respectable womanâs life in ancient Greece was very circumscribed. She had to be veiled and… More