Historical fiction for beginners
Oct12

Historical fiction for beginners

Until fairly recently, I wouldn’t touch historical fiction with a bargepole. The covers looked boring and I imagined the stories inside to be boring too, not to mention rather heavy. I’ve read a lot of books set in World War II and a few set in World War I, but nothing set earlier than that. I still love a thriller, psychological or otherwise, but there’s only so many stories about missing children or women abused by...

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Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell
Sep24

Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

I’d seen Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell quite a bit on social media. I knew it was an award winning literary novel. My friend Suzanne from Inside, Outside and Beyond blog told me it’s a book you need to savour and read slowly. I must admit, I’m not keen on reading slowly. If I enjoy a book, I read it quickly. I devour it. As I needed to savour it, I bought it a couple of months ago and put it away until the kids...

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