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The gathering storm

Advantages: Great story about an under-represented time period
Disadvantages: None

...have been a massive fan of Conn Iggulden for many years, following his series on Julius Caesar and Genghis Khan avidly (please see other reviews :) ) When I heard he was releasing his next books around the War of the Roses I was a little unsure. This i ...

pdoyle007 12.11.2013 · Read full review
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Review of War of the Roses Stormbird - Conn Iggulden

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History Can Be Interesting!

Advantages: Keeps you hooked from beginning to end - and teaches you loads about English History too!
Disadvantages: None that I can think of

...like a great way to let the whole world know what a fantastic book Sharon Penman's "The Sunne In Splendour" is. I first spotted this book in Hammicks in 1983, and am on my third copy of it now! I can't really remember what it was that drew ...

Valliann 18.10.2004 · Read full review
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Review of The Sunne In Splendour - Sharon Penman

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Marvellous, touching, believable and ultimately very sad

Advantages: GRIPPING - FULL OF PATHOS & SOUND HISTORICAL FACT
Disadvantages: None

This is one of the best books that I have ever read - the research is meticulous and the way Ms Penman blends solid historical fact with what has to be surmised scenarios is wonderful I have NEVER believed most of the blatant bad propaganda about Richa ...

judylugg 21.06.2009 · Read full review
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Review of The Sunne In Splendour - Sharon Penman

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Matilda versus Stephen = a Medieval Civil War

Advantages: Entertaining historial fiction based on fact.
Disadvantages: None for me.

The author, Elizabeth Chadwick, specialises in writing historical fiction set during England’s Plantagenet period. Most books that I have read of hers, up until now, have had their lead characters a couple of steps away from the monarchy, at the Lord ...

DavidCoulthard 11.01.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Lady of the English - Elizabeth Chadwick

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One common stewed whore, Anne Boleyn.

Advantages: An incredibly enjoyable and interesting book
Disadvantages: A fair bit of deviation from known history

..."The King's Grace is ruled by one common stewed whore, Anne Boleyn, who makes all the spirituality to be beggared, and the temporality also. -- Abbot of Whitby 1530 " Recently I reviewed 'The Kings Pleasure' by Norah Lofts, a book about the life of Kat ...

Thehonesttruth 14.06.2011 · Read full review
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Review of The Concubine - Norah Lofts

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