Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

Madame de Pompadour

By Nancy Mitford - Published 2001

Genres:

Nonfiction

As a child, Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson went to a fortuneteller who told her that one day she would reign over the heart of a ...Read Review

Rewriting the Women of Camelot: Arthurian Popular Fiction and Feminism

By Ann F. Howey - Published 2001

Genres:

Nonfiction

In this work, Howey’s mission is to “[examine] the intersection of popular fiction and feminism, using popular rewritings of the Arthurian legend ...Read Review

Ladies and Not-So-Gentle Women

By Alfred Allan Lewis - Published 2000

Genres:

Nonfiction

What do Bessy Marbury, Elsie de Wolfe, Anne Morgan, and Anne Vanderbilt have in common? After reading this group biography, I’m still ...Read Review

The Arthurian Companion (2nd ed.)

By Phyllis Ann Karr - Published 2001

Genres:

Nonfiction

Originally published in 1983 as a 100-page hardcover, The King Arthur Companion evolved to become an authoritative source for casual readers of Arthurian romances. ...Read Review

Quartered Safe Out Here: A Recollection of the War in Burma

By George MacDonald Fraser - Published 2001

Genres:

Nonfiction

A down and dirty book that doesn’t skimp on the detail. Here are the war memories of George Macdonald Fraser, which include ...Read Review

Wheels, Clocks, and Rockets: A History of Technology

By Donald Cardwell - Published 1994Published 2001

Genres:

Nonfiction

As the tide seeps in, it moves the beach a grain of sand at a time. So, until very recently, it has been ...Read Review

Maria’s Story: 1773

Genres:

Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult

The death of her father turns nine-year-old Maria Rand’s world upside down. When her mother should be teaching her the skills needed ...Read Review

The Buccaneers

By Iain Lawrence - Published 2001

Genres:

AdventureChildren/Young AdultNautical

Bound for the West Indies, John Spencer sets sail aboard the Dragon in 1803. The day he sights a lifeboat with one passenger in ...Read Review

God of the Golden Fleece

By Fred Saberhagen - Published 2001

Genres:

Fantasy

Saberhagen’s Book of the Gods series is fast-paced, exciting historical fantasy that twists standard mythology into a pretzel. Volume IV of the ...Read Review

Out of Avalon

By Jennifer Roberson ed. - Published 2001

Genres:

FantasyShort Stories

This collection of Arthurian-themed works consists of fourteen short stories, one poem, and an introduction by the editor, who is no stranger to ...Read Review