Margaret Donsbach

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Keen reader from United States

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Sat., Dec. 6: The Best Historical Novels I Read in 2014

Some wonderful historical novels were published this year, and a couple are on my list of the ten best historical novels I read this year. I wasn't able to get around to everything (who can?), so some of this year's best novels may appear on next year's list - just…

Fri., Dec. 5: Review of Hild by Nicola Griffith

In time for Christmas, a paperback edition of Nicola Griffith's Hild, published in hardcover last year, is out. This is a novel for historical fiction fans who love a good, long, in-depth exploration of what a remarkable woman's life might have been like in the early medieval period. Saint Hilda,…

Tues., Nov. 18: Review of The Angel and the Sword

Cecelia Holland's historical novels are consistently superb in evoking the times and places about which she writes. Her 2000 novel The Angel and the Sword is no exception. At the same time, it's a departure from her previous novels, because of the way it incorporates supernatural elements. Readers who have…

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