Renaissance

The Astronomer

By Lawrence Goldstone - Published 2010

Genres:

Adventure

Do not – I repeat – do not start the last one hundred pages of Lawrence Goldstone’s The Astronomer if anything or anyone will ...Read Review

His Last Duchess

By Gabrielle Kimm - Published 2010

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

This debut novel is a fictionalised account of the real life Lucrezia de’Medici, probably best known for being the eponymous heroine in ‘...Read Review

Fate & Fortune

By Shirley McKay - Published 2010

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Giles Locke, physician, is reluctantly diagnosing yet another case of ‘morbus gallicus’ [the pox]. Hastening to join his wife Meg for the funeral ...Read Review

Till the Day Go Down

By Jen Black - Published 2009

Genres:

AdventureRomance

The border country between England and Scotland is a lawless and dangerous place in the mid-16th century, so when Harry Wharton, travelling ...Read Review

The Creation of Eve

By Lynn Cullen - Published 2010

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

The Creation of Eve is Cullen’s first foray into adult fiction, and it is quite a promising beginning. The story starts in ...Read Review

The Confessions of Catherine de Medici

By C.W. Gortner - Published 2010

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Catherine de Medici came to the French court as a reluctant princess: young and naive, and yet somehow she knew her destiny was ...Read Review

Daughters of the Witching Hill

By Mary Sharratt - Published 2010

Genres:

Biographical FictionLiterary

Inspired by the 1612 Pendle witch trials in Lancashire, England, Sharratt tells a dramatic story of love and treachery. Told from the viewpoint of ...Read Review

Baroque

By Richard Vetere - Published 2009

Genres:

Biographical FictionLiterary

Inspired by real events and people in early 17th-century Rome, this novel follows the exploits of young painter Mario Minitti, temptress Fillide Meladrone, ...Read Review

By Fire, By Water

By Mitchell James Kaplan - Published 2010

Genres:

Biographical FictionLiterary

In 1492, three events would change Iberia and change the world: Isabella and Ferdinand’s reconquest of Muslim Granada, the expulsion of the Jews ...Read Review

The Secret of the Glass

By Donna Russo Morin - Published 2010

Genres:

Romance

In the early 17th century, the art of glassblowing is highly respected by the Venetian government, and some of its practitioners are extremely ...Read Review