Reading Club

I assume you're here at this website because you like my books. Good. And that also means you might like the books I enjoy reading, and that all of us might enjoy the books that you read, so this is simply a place where we can exchange news of books - any books - not just historical novels. Tell us if you've read something wonderful and entertaining, and we'll post your recommendations and reviews here. And, please, let us know what you think of these recommendations!

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Danish Soldier


Written by: Brian Walters

Published by: Wilder Publications

Submitted By: Brian Walters

(This review posted by the book’s author) Winter of 1945. Aksel Foss, a Dane forced at gunpoint to fight in the German Army, flees Soviet tanks across the snow-bound fields of East Prussia. His goal: return to Denmark, and escape…

Jesuit Letter

The Jesuit Letter

Written by: Dean Hamilton

Published by: Tyburn Tree Publishing

Submitted By: Dean Hamilton

(This review posted by the book’s author) England 1575 Ex-soldier turned play-actor Christopher Tyburn thought he had left bloodshed and violence behind him when he abandoned the war against the Spanish in Flanders, but fate has different and far bloodier…

An Infamous Army

An Infamous Army

Written by: Georgette Heyer

Published by: Sourcebooks Landmark

Submitted By: Ruth Shaw

I’ve just re-read Heyer’s telling of Waterloo, after thoroughly enjoying the Sharpe books.  Fantastic!  She brings the pre-battle tension to life and also kind of reveals to the interested what the non-military British were doing there!  Brilliant explanations of the…

Girl of two worlds

The Girl of Two Worlds

Written by: Nelly Harper

Published by: Goblin House

Submitted By: Neil Gunfield

An excellent example of historical fiction. If you’re a fan of Bernard Cornwell or JV Jones, then you will love this book. It’s not very often I find myself gripped by a book, but this is definitely one that had…

Red Horse

Red Horse: An Uncivil War

Written by: M. J. Logue

Published by: CreateSpace

Submitted By: Hannah Methwell

The first book in a (so far) four-book series set in the English Civil War and featuring the adventures of a troop of Parlamentarian cavalry under Captain Holofernes Babbitt. They’re sweary, funny, violent, exciting, occasionally sexy, occasionally political, very subversive,…

Knight Crusader

Knight Crusader

Written by: Ronald Welch

Published by: OUP Oxford

Submitted By: Chris Brown

The first historical novel I read as a young teenager. The story of a young knight, Philip, in the Kingdom of Outremer, his experiences at Hattin, imprisonment, escape and eventual arrival in South Wales to reclaim his family estate.

Ill-Made Knight

The Ill-Made Knight

Written by: Christian Cameron

Published by: Orion

Submitted By: Lane Pollock

I recommend pretty much everything by Christian Cameron (who has also published several works as Miles Cameron).  If you enjoy Cornwell, you will enjoy Cameron.  

Game's Afoot

Band of Brothers: The Game’s Afoot

Written by: Richard Foreman

Published by: CreateSpace

Submitted By: Victoria

Author of bestselling Roman fiction moves into medieval period. The Game’s Afoot doesn’t eclipse Bernard Cornwell’s great novel but it’s still well worth reading. It’s funnier that I expected but readers will also learn something about history. I particularly found…

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