Category Archives: historical fiction

The Scandalous Duchess by Anne O’Brien

The Scandalous Duchess by Anne O’Brien My rating: 4 of 5 stars An impoverished widow Lady Katherine Swynford seeks employment with the Duke of Lancaster John of Gaunt. She had been raised by his mother and served his first wife … Continue reading

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The Song of the Gladiator by Paul Doherty

The Song of the Gladiator by Paul Doherty My rating: 3 of 5 stars This one was a slow starter for me and then I couldn’t put it down! Set in the reign of Emperor Constantine when Christianity is no … Continue reading

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The Pagan Lord by Bernard Cornwell

The Pagan Lord by Bernard Cornwell My rating: 5 of 5 stars Uhtred is a far from ideal hero but he always stands up for his adopted kingdom even after he has been exiled and threatened with execution. This part … Continue reading

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The Kingmaker’s Daughter by Philippa Gregory

The Kingmaker’s Daughter by Philippa Gregory My rating: 3 of 5 stars My least favourite so far of the cousins’ war series! Read it to have completed all the ones being used for TV series… The story of Anne Neville … Continue reading

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Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson My rating: 5 of 5 stars I was very lucky to be sent an advanced copy of this book to read. I’ve recently discovered Kate Atkinson so I was eager to read more of … Continue reading

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The Splintered Kingdom by James Aitcheson

The Splintered Kingdom by James Aitcheson My rating: 5 of 5 stars A sequel to his debut this is even better. Tancred has been awarded a manor for his services to Lord Robert. The catch is that the manor is … Continue reading

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Sworn Sword by James Aitcheson

Sworn Sword by James Aitcheson My rating: 4 of 5 stars The novel starts with the new Norman Earl of Northumbria attempting to establish himself in Durham in 1069. The locals aren't keen on having a Norman overlord and the … Continue reading

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