Category Archives: Historical Fiction

Want to be Invisible July 24

Invisible Man Fiction, Love to Be Invisible! You May Not After Reading/Watching These!

Since you were a kid you’ve dreamt of nothing better than being able to be in the same room as that certain someone you like as they get undressed with them having no idea you’re even there. Or maybe as you go older you wanted to listen in on confidential conversations, get stock or business […]

revenge cold river July 11

Revenge in a Cold River by Anne Perry

  Posted by Neen I find that Anne Perry’s books are a bit like a box of good chocolates – you just can’t stop at one, which is why I had to read Revenge in a Cold River. It’s no. 22 in the William Monk series, and I’ve read all the others. Her meticulous research, complex plots, and […]

The Dictionary of Mutual Understanding by Jackie Copleton

A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding.  This is a beautiful tale of love and family centred around the events of a mother and daughter in the city of Nagasaki before and after the atomic bomb exploded and decimated the city in 1944. Jackie Copleton has perfectly captured the quiet humility and restrained nature of her characters as […]

Dress 1 June 29

The dressmaker of Dachau by Mary Chamberlain

The dressmaker of Dachau is an intriguing story, a real page turner. A historical fiction novel about a talented English dressmaker who gets caught up in Germany during World War 2.   Her naivety leads her to an ill fated romance with Stanilaus an Austrian aristocrat who takes her to Paris and abandons her when war […]

book cover June 16

Colossus By Colin Falconer

 Post by Kezza G. This is an alternate history that features Alexander the Great and his campaign to rule the world. Majestic, enormous and confrontational, Colossus is a war elephant, drafted into the army of Alexander the Great as he pillages and plunders entire cities in his quest to be the ultimate and only ruler of […]

longbourne April 28

Longbourn by Jo Baker

Longbourn is the story of  Pride and Prejudice from the perspective of the Bennet’s servants. While Elizabeth runs carefree through a muddy field, it is the servant, Sara, who has to wash her petticoats and remove the stains. When the girls are invited to parties it is the mysterious footman, James who takes them there and waits […]

The Coral Island by R.M. Ballantyne

Written by Scottish author R.M. Ballantyne in 1858, The Coral Island is a classic adventure story which has stood the test of time. In view of the fact that it was written in the 19th century, the story for me is very entertaining. The language is certainly more formal and in keeping with its day, […]

Desert God by Wilbur Smith

This epic novel comes at the end of the Ancient Egyptian series and reviews suggest that the prior books – in particular River God – are very good indeed. This one however was a struggle for me to finish and my feeling is that perhaps the author would have been better to leave the subject […]

Thea Astley – The Multiple effects of Rainshadow

Wow, this is one of those books that when you finish it you just sit there for a bit, staring at the book and trying to compose your thoughts. It is beautifully written but boy is it bleak. The Multiple Effects of Rainshadow is based on true events on Palm Island in Northern Queensland in […]

chook January 09

What the Dickens? It’s 2016?

Confound and dagnabbit! What happened to last year? For that matter, what happened to last week? I’m not even reporting on the new year in a timely fashion. I’ve just been tidying up the old blog dashboard and I found some drafts for reading journal posts from last August, It’s nice to know that I […]

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