Lucinda Byatt

A Matter of Interpretation

By Elizabeth Mac Donald - Published 2019

Genres:

Literary

Translation is always a “matter of interpretation”, and it can (still) be a matter of life or death for the translator. Elizabeth Mac ...Read Review

John Law: A Scottish Adventurer of the Eighteenth Century

By James Buchan - Published 2018

Genres:

Nonfiction

James Buchan has written an erudite and highly readable life of John Law, the son of a master goldsmith in Edinburgh. He moved ...Read Review

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

Genres:

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

Genres:

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

Genres:

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

Genres:

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

Genres:

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

Genres:

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

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