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  1. wildflower

    wildflower Member

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    Period novels

    Discussion in 'Book Discussion' started by wildflower, Jun 9, 2008.

    I'm working my way through the stack of historical fiction I intend to read throughout the summer. I'll be finished them all way before then, so does anyone recommend any historical fiction/regency-type books?

    I've read all the classics, really looking for contemporary writers. I'll read anything whether it be social commentry, romance, comedy, murder - just as long as its set in the past lol
     
  2. Marloy

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    Since you probably have all the Pride & Prejudice and Gone With The Wind and Sense and Sensibility you can take, how about:

    Letters From Rifka By Karen Hesse

    Don't know if you've read it yet. I personally read it when I was very young, but I still remember it now and how much I enjoyed it. Set in WW II era about a young girl and her family who try to flee Russia for America, gets sick - a large thing. It's an easy read and it inspired me then when I was young, maybe you'd like it.

    Also,

    Jane Eyre By Ruth Wilson

    The Woman In White By Wilkie Colins

    North And South By Elizabeth Gaskell

    Starring Sally J. Freedman As: Herself By Judy Blume

    You've probably heard of the Laura Engalls Wilder books as well, but there's a few! :D
     
  3. TenderHeart

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    I really liked The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey. It is about Richard III. It shows a much different picture of Richard than the one presented in the Shakespeare play.
     
  4. wildflower

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    Thanks for the suggestions!

    The Woman in White is actually the book I'm reading at the moment. So far,so good
     
  5. Marloy

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    Alright, good! :cool:
     

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