HNR Issue 54 (November 2010)

The First Ladies of Rome

By Annelise Freisenbruch - Published 2010

Genres:

Nonfiction

Six hundred years of the Roman Empire from Augustus to its long-drawn-out end: this is the serious work of an author who does ...Read Review

Egyptian Dawn

By Robert Temple - Published 2010

Genres:

Nonfiction

The author is well known for his television documentaries which challenge various widely accepted views on early Egyptian history. Here, he argues that ...Read Review

Quest For Honour

By Sam Barone - Published 2010

Genres:

AdventureMilitary

3154 B.C. Mesopotamia. The rapacious King Shulgi of Sumeris is planning to extend his empire northwards and capture the small city-state of Akkad. ...Read Review

Theodora: Actress, Empress, Whore

By Stella Duffy - Published 2010

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

What a great subject! There can be few figures as controversial as Theodora, saint to some, sinner to others, whore to most. Stella ...Read Review

Rival to the Queen

By Carolly Erickson - Published 2010

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Not since Victoria Holt’s My Enemy the Queen (1978) have I encountered another novel about the complex rivalry between Queen Elizabeth I and ...Read Review

The Countess and the King

By Susan Holloway Scott - Published 2010

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Scott’s latest foray into the realm of royal mistresses features an unlikely candidate: Katherine Sedley, blessed with little beauty but with a ...Read Review

Impatient with Desire

By Gabrielle Burton - Published 2010

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

It is hard to visit the Sierra Nevada Mountains and not think of the historic Donner Party. As your car climbs those twisted ...Read Review

Dracula, My Love: The Secret Journals of Mina Harker

By Syrie James - Published 2010

Genres:

Fantasy

James explores the story of Dracula, in 1890 England and Transylvania, from the viewpoint of Mina Harker, bringing an old story hauntingly back to ...Read Review

Desiree

By Annemarie Selinko - Published 2010

Genres:

RomanceSaga

Fourteen-year-old Desiree, a merchant’s daughter living at the time of the French Revolution, meets a dashing young military officer, Napoleon Bonaparte. They ...Read Review

‘Nada

By Daniel Boyd - Published 2010

Genres:

AdventureWestern

1936 Mexico is the setting for this hard-boiled tale of greed and promises to keep. Vernon Culley, a bookish engineer from Kansas City, is ...Read Review

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