Lucinda Byatt

Game of Queens: The Women Who Made Sixteenth-Century Europe

By Sarah Gristwood - Published 2016

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Nonfiction

Chess players know that the queen can outmanoeuvre the king in every respect, except in the final checkmate. Gristwood’s book reveals how “...Read Review

The Ropewalker

By Jaan Kross - By Merike Lepasaar Beecher (trans.) - Published 2016

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Literary

Jaan Kross died in 2007 and, although not known to this particular reader, was Estonia’s most widely translated author and won countless awards ...Read Review

Kingmaker: Broken Faith

By Toby Clements - Published 2015

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Toby Clements really does get into the nitty-gritty of how the people of 15th-century England ‘lived, loved, fought, and died’. He thanks many ...Read Review

The House of Medici: Inheritance of Power

By Edward Charles - Published 2013

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Biographical Fiction

This is the first in a trilogy of novels about the rise and fall of the wealthy banking family whose name is practically ...Read Review

Merchant Adventurers: The Voyage of Discovery That Transformed Tudor England

By James Evans - Published 2013

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NauticalNonfiction

This is the extraordinary tale of a voyage of discovery every bit as epoch-making as those of Spain and Portugal. Maritime skills in ...Read Review

Fashioning History: Current Practices and Principles

By Robert F. Berkhofer Jr. - Published 2012

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Nonfiction

This is a book on historical practice and the methods used to fashion the past. How should historians position themselves in order to ...Read Review

The Secret Knowledge

By Andrew Crumey - Published 2013

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Literary

Whether this qualifies as historical fiction is a moot point: it’s set in multiple pasts, multiverses, spanning the 20th century, from 1913 Paris ...Read Review

In Diamond Square

By Mercè Rodoreda (trans. Peter Bush) - Published 2013

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Literary

This classic Catalan novel was first published in 1962, and this is the third English translation, to mark the book’s fiftieth anniversary. Rodoreda ...Read Review

The Spanish Armada

By Robert Hutchinson - Published 2013Published 2014

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Nonfiction

Naval battles in the early modern period, as Hutchinson writes, carried their own brand of particular terror: the cannonades, the terrible wounds caused ...Read Review

Romantic Hellenism and Women Writers

By Noah Comet - Published 2013

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Nonfiction

It is instructive to remember that Elizabeth Barrett Browning, a gifted author with “the rare distinction of being trained in Greek”, could comment, “...Read Review

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