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Fall in Love with PBS’s
(and 6 More Historical Dramas to Binge!)
If, like myself, you’re a sucker for historical dramas, you’ve been chomping at the bit for the next big hit—especially now that Downton Abbey...
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Ann Parker’s Silver Lies Series Is The Best Historical Fiction You Haven’t Read Yet
Ann Parker’s What Gold Buys came out last month, the fifth book in her captivating Silver Lies mystery series set in the high-altitude Old...
Will Make You Believe
As award-winning author Emma Donoghue made clear in her breakthrough novel Room, she is a master of tight spaces: both the physically cramped confines...
Philippa Gregory’s Top 9 Historical Novels
Philippa Gregory is the author of dozens of lush, richly researched historical novels that put a spotlight on women, particularly the queens and paramours...
Paula McLain’s Glorious Tale Of An Aviatrix
Circling The Sun
When you think “female aviator”—or “aviatrix,” as they are sometimes called, a delicious descriptor if ever one...
5 Perfect Pairings of History and Historical Fiction
One of the best things about reading historical fiction is its potential to educate while it entertains, showing us glimpses of the world as it once was....
Historical Fiction About Real People
Sometimes a biography just doesn’t cut it. When it comes to a gripping story about a real person, a just-the-facts approach can be utterly...
Sweeping Sagas to Lose a Weekend To
Sometimes we crave a light, quick read—a momentary distraction from life’s hustle. Other times, we want to fall down the rabbit hole of a truly...
The Genre-Busting Appeal of Diana Gabaldon’s
You may have heard whispered talk around the water cooler this week about the relative sexiness of the Scottish brogue. That’s because our long...
4 Reasons to Read
Before You Watch the Show
Hitch up your doublet and gird your loins: Wolf Hall is coming. The TV adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s book and its sequel, Bring Up the Bodies, will...
6 New Must-Read Historical Fiction Novels
Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Those who enjoy history, however, are blessed with the ability to reread it. The iron is hot...
5 Books for Old-Fashioned Adventure in the 19th Century
Maybe it’s the smell of gunpowder, or the flashy fashions, or the fact that hipster-ish facial hair was considered absolutely required, but nothing quite...