Biographical Fiction

The President’s Daughter

By Barbara Chase-Riboud - Published 2009

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Biographical Fiction

Harriet Hemings Jefferson, the secret daughter of Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson, lives a shadowed life best summarized by a quote from Voltaire ...Read Review

The Queen’s Governess

By Karen Harper - Published 2010

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Biographical Fiction

Kat Ashley, who looked after Elizabeth I through much of her childhood and adolescence, and kept her love and loyalty ever after, seems ...Read Review

Remarkable Creatures

By Tracy Chevalier - Published 2009Published 2010

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Biographical FictionLiterary

The author of Girl with a Pearl Earring returns with the story of an unlikely friendship between two unlikely 19th-century Englishwomen. Surviving a ...Read Review

Her Highness’ First Murder

By Peg Herring - Published 2010

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Biographical FictionMystery/Crime

This mystery, set in 1546, features thirteen-year-old Princess Elizabeth, daughter of Henry VIII, as a detective out to find a killer who is stalking ...Read Review

Her Mother’s Daughter

By Julianne Lee - Published 2009

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Biographical Fiction

“Bloody Mary. Bloody Mary.” A children’s scary game recalls the history of the 16th-century queen, Mary Tudor. Daughter of Henry VIII and ...Read Review

The Anarchist

By John Smolens - Published 2009

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Biographical Fiction

 This novel is a fictitious account of Leon Czolgosz, who, on September 6, 1901, in Buffalo, New York, shot and mortally wounded President McKinley. It ...Read Review

Wolf Hall

By Hilary Mantel - Published 2009

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Biographical FictionLiterary

The story of the courtship and marriage of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn is the stuff of legend. I could not imagine it ...Read Review

The Boleyn Wife

By Brandy Purdy - Published 2010

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Biographical Fiction

Though many books have been written about Anne Boleyn and Katherine Howard, relatively few have surfaced about the elusive figure who knew them ...Read Review

A Quiet Adjustment

By Benjamin Markovits - Published 2009

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Biographical FictionLiterary

In this deft and powerfully emotional novel set in early 19th-centuryEngland, Benjamin Markovits portrays Annabella Milbanke, the wife of the infamous Lord Byron. ...Read Review

I Was Jane Austen’s Best Friend

By Cora Harrison - By Susan Hellard (illus.) - Published 2010

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Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult

This is a very readable “journal” which covers the period from February to April 1791 as written by Jane Austen’s cousin, Jane Cooper. ...Read Review

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