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Book Review: Golden Hill, by Francis Spufford.

An award-winning historical fiction, perfect for the lovers of the 18th century, American history, or simply beautiful writing. From the official blurb: “New York, a small town on the tip of Manhattan Island, 1746. One rainy evening, a charming and handsome young stranger fresh off the boat from England pitches up to a counting house on Golden Hill Street, with a suspicious yet compelling ... VIEW THE POST >>

Book review: The Years of Rice and Salt, by Kim S. Robinson

An epic world history novel, dealing with a world that could have been. From the official blurb: “It is the 14th century, and one of the most apocalyptic events in human history is set to occur - the coming of the Black Death. History teaches us that a third of Europe's population was destroyed. But what if the plague had killed 99 percent of the population instead? How would the world have ... VIEW THE POST >>

Book review: The Silver Pigs, by Lindsey Davis

This is certainly a great historical fiction read, especially if the Roman Empire is your thing. From the official blurb: “THE SILVER PIGS sees Falco cynically eyeing up the new Roman emperor, Vespasian. Our hero, a private informer, rescues a young girl in trouble and is catapulted into a dangerous game involving stolen imperial ingots, a dark political plot and, most hazardous of all, a ... VIEW THE POST >>