Tag Archives: historical fiction

The Philosopher’s Flight – Can Man Really Fly?

Book Review : The Philosopher’s Flight By Tom Miller Spoiler Alert! Summary A thrilling debut from ER doctor turned novelist Tom Miller, The Philosopher’s Flight is an epic historical fantasy set in a World-War-I-era America where magic and science have blended … Continue reading

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Bride of a Distant Isle – Does It Remind You of a Classic Gothic Novel?

Book Review : Bride of a Distant Isle Daughters of Hampshire By Sandra Byrd Spoiler Alert! Summary Miss Annabel Ashton is a teacher at the Rogers School for Young Ladies in Winchester when she takes a brief visit to her family … Continue reading

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The Lost Book Of The Grail – Why Do We Seek After King Arthur and The Holy Grail?

Book Review: The Lost Book Of The Grail By Charlie Lovett Spoiler Alert! Summary Arthur Prescott is happiest when surrounded by the ancient books and manuscripts of the Barchester Cathedral library. Increasingly, he feels like a fish out of water among … Continue reading

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Death Comes To Pemberley – Please Just Kill Me Now

Book Review : Death Comes To Pemberley By P.D. James Spoiler Alert! Summary The world is classic Jane Austen. The mystery is vintage P.D. James. The year is 1803, and Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet have been married for six years. There … Continue reading

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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell -What Would It Be Like If England Had Magic?

Book Review : Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell By Susanna Clarke Spoiler Alert! Summary Two magicians shall appear in England. The first shall fear me; the second shall long to behold me… The year is 1806. England is beleaguered by the long … Continue reading

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“Outrun The Moon” – The Value Of An Education

Book Review : Outrun The Moon By Stacey Lee Spoiler Alert! Summary San Francisco, 1906: Fifteen-year-old Mercy Wong is determined to break from the poverty in Chinatown, and an education at St. Clare’s School for Girls is her best hope. Although St. … Continue reading

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Under A Painted Sky – Should Historical Novels Use Racial Slurs Which Are Accurate For The Time Period?

Book Review : Under A Painted Sky By Stacey Lee Spoiler Alert! Summary Missouri, 1849: Samantha dreams of moving back to New York to be a professional musician—not an easy thing if you’re a girl, and harder still if you’re Chinese. But … Continue reading

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