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The Blue Orchard

By Jackson Taylor - Published 2010

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

The Blue Orchard, set in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania from the 1920s to the late 1950s, is the fictionalized story of Verna Krone, who was ...Read Review

Daughter of Kura

By Debra Austin - Published 2009

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Over half a million years ago on the plains of Africa, the ancient ancestors of humans—the species known today as homo erectus—...Read Review

Daughter of Kura

By Debra Austin - Published 2009

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Over half a million years ago on the plains of Africa, the ancient ancestors of humans—the species known today as homo erectus—...Read Review

The Lute Player

By Norah Lofts - Published 2007Published 2009

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

I first read this recently reissued novel over twenty years ago. A sweeping saga about Richard the Lionhearted and the Third Crusade, it ...Read Review

Oscar Wilde and the Dead Man’s Smile

By Gyles Brandreth - Published 2009

Genres:

Biographical FictionMystery/Crime

Oscar Wilde sails back to Europe after one of his visits to the United States, where this latest mystery begins to unfold with ...Read Review

The White Queen

By Phillipa Gregory - Published 2009

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Gregory’s newest entry is all about Elizabeth Woodville, told in her voice and with a few twists and turns. Elizabeth is a ...Read Review

The Counterfeit Guest

By Rose Melikan - Published 2009

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

This, the second in the Mary Finch series (the first reviewed in HNR 44) sees our redoubtable heroine immersed in yet another, somewhat unlikely ...Read Review

East of the Sun

By Julia Gregson - Published 2008Published 2009

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  The start of this novel, set in 1928, finds Viva Hollaway, a young woman in her mid-twenties, trying to put together a way ...Read Review

Oscar Wilde and the Ring of Death

By Gyles Brandreth - Published 2008Published 2009

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Mystery/Crime

This is the second in a series featuring Oscar Wilde as detective. The plot starts as a game at a dinner party where ...Read Review

Here Was a Man: A Novel of Sir Walter Raleigh and Elizabeth l

By Norah Lofts - Published 2009

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

  Here Was a Man, by bestselling author Norah Lofts, has been reissued, and like all of Lofts’s works, is carefully crafted ...Read Review

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