Tag Archives: historical fiction

Tregian’s Ground

I have just got to the end of Tregian’s Ground by Anne Cuneo, tr. Roland Glasser and Louise Rogers Lalaurie (And Other Stories, 2015). I had been wanting to read this since I first heard that And Other Stories were … Continue reading

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Ramblings around Wolf Hall

There are many reasons why I haven’t been keeping up with the blogging as much as I’d like lately, to do with work, life and one thing and another, but one big one is that it has taken me a … Continue reading

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Die Herrlichkeit des Lebens by Michael Kampfmüller

One of the pile of new books I got for Christmas was Michael Kampfmüller’s Die Herrlichkeit des Lebens, inspired by a glowing review in New Books in German a few years back. It sums the book up much better than … Continue reading

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Irritating Beyond Measure: Ian Sansom’s The Norfolk Mystery

What the Publisher Says About It: Love Miss Marple? Adore Holmes and Watson? Professor Morley’s guide to Norfolk is a story of bygone England; quaint villages, eccentric locals – and murder! It is 1937 and disillusioned Spanish Civil War veteran … Continue reading

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Trieste by Daša Drndić, tr. Ellen Elias-Bursać

Trieste by Daša Drndić was first published in Croatian in 2007 and the English translation by Ellen Elias-Bursać was published by MacLehose Press in 2012. It was shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and won the Independent Foreign Fiction … Continue reading

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Books that have annoyed me lately

I’m feeling a little cranky today, what with one thing and another, so I’ll see if I can get it out of my system with a minor rant about books that have annoyed me lately… First of all, there’s Freedom … Continue reading

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Checkmate: Conclusion of the Lymond Saga

I may risk ostracism from true Lymond fans for this kind of heresy, but it took me a while to get into Checkmate, the final installment in the series. This was at least partly because I kept getting distracted by … Continue reading

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