Biographical Fiction

The Homecoming

By Anna Enquist - By Eileen J. Stevens (trans.) - Published 2022

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Biographical FictionLiterary

This latest novel from the bestselling Dutch author is a long, lyrical meditation on mourning and identity. Elizabeth Batts Cook is the wife ...Read Review

The Language of Food (UK) / Miss Eliza’s English Kitchen (US)

By Annabel Abbs - Published 2022

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Biographical Fiction

It’s not often you find a book that’s a real feast, but this is one of them. Annabel Abbs’ novel is ...Read Review

Unfinished: The Inspired Life of Elisabetta Sirani

By Kelly Evans - Published 2022

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Biographical Fiction

Unfinished tells the story of the remarkable 17th-century Italian painter Elisabetta Sirani, who became one of the greatest artists of her time but ...Read Review

My Queen, My Love: A Novel of Henrietta Maria

By Elena Maria Vidal - Published 2021

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Biographical Fiction

Henrietta Maria in this book’s subtitle was the daughter of Henri IV (1553-1610), France’s first Bourbon king, and his wife Marie (1575...Read Review

Palace of Flies

By Georg Bauer (trans.) - By Walter Kappacher - Published 2022

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Biographical FictionLiterary

In this melancholy, atmospheric novella, Hugo von Hofmannsthal (1874–1929), the former darling of fin de siècle Vienna, returns to a spa near Salzburg ...Read Review

The Mayfair Bookshop: A Novel of Nancy Mitford and the Pursuit of Happiness

By Eliza Knight - Published 2022

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Biographical Fiction

Nancy Mitford comes to life on the page in this dual-timeline story about Nancy’s personal pursuit of happiness before and during WW2, ...Read Review

Greenland

By David Santos Donaldson - Published 2022

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Biographical Fiction

The historical events evoked in this novel are those surrounding the affair between British author E. M. Forster, best known for his keen ...Read Review

Still Life

By Dodie Bishop - Published 2021

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Biographical Fiction

Antwerp, 1604: Clara Peeters, aged ten, is already a gifted painter when her mother dies in childbirth. The title Still Life refers to Peeters’ ...Read Review

A Net for Small Fishes

By Lucy Jago - Published 2021

Genres:

Biographical FictionLiteraryThriller

London, 1609. Anne Turner, seamstress and mother of six with a much older husband and heavy debts, can’t believe her luck when she’...Read Review

The Bee & The Fly: The Improbable Correspondence of Louisa May Alcott & Emily Dickinson

By Jane Cavolina - By Lorraine Tosiello - Published 2022

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Biographical Fiction

What if Louisa May Alcott and Emily Dickinson secretly wrote to each other for twenty-five years? In this epistolary novel, the collaborative effort ...Read Review

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