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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2003 5:22 pm 
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Hello All,
I am currently looking for a good historical fiction novel to read, if anyone knows of any good ones.


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Coleen McCoullough (sp?) wrote a 5 book series on Rome, dealing with people and events in Caesar's lifetime. It is truly extraordinary and (no offense) written like a male writer. She also wrote books like the Thorn Birds and Morgan's Run if you want her exact name

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I think the best historical fiction I've ever read was Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. I read it this summer and couldn't put it down. It tells a lot about human nature and how people grow.


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Well I've heard a lot of praise over Andy McNab's Brave Two Zero, which is a account of British SAS troops in Iraq I believe during the first gulf war, although there's been some speculation of truth recently as another survivor published another book regarding the same mission contradicting McNab's.

Anything by Simon Scharma is good, such as The History of Britain.

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*The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco is set in Italian abbey in 1327.
*Ivanhoe by Walter Scott is set during the Crusades.
*The Crimson Chalice by Victor Canning is set during Arthurian times, therefore emphasizing the fictional part of historical fiction (if you believe the professors!)
*An Instance of the Fingerpost by Iain Pears is another mystery, set in 1663 in England.
*The Plague Tales by Ann Benson covers the 1400s and the 21st century (historical science fiction!).
*The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas is classic Biblical fiction.
*Exodus by Leon Uris gives a wonderful (but skewed) account of the establishing of the nation of Israel.
*1916 by Morgan Llewelyn describes the Irish Rebellion.

These are some of my favorites. I'd be interested to hear your favorites, Starsnshores!

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Piddler on the Hoof by SI Fishgal (PublishAmerica Inc.)- history through the potent fiction, entertaining, capturing, inspiring.
http://piddler-on-the-hoof.8m.com/
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