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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GATES OF FIRE

Written by: Stephen Pressfield

Published by: Bantam Books

Submitted By: david dildy

“Gates of Fire” tells the story of the epic stand of Leonidas and his 300 Spartans at Thermopylae. The story is told from the viewpoint of Xeones, a gravely-wounded Spartan squire captured by the Persians. Pressfield has not only created…

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A BLOODLINE OF KINGS

Written by: Thomas Sundell

Published by: Crow Woods Publishing

Submitted By: Bernard

This is a privately published historical novel, so it may not be easily available in your local bookshop, but if you like an old-fashioned, seriously written, superbly researched saga then give this one a try. It tells the tale of…

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SARUM

Written by: Edward Rutherford

Published by: Ivy Books

Submitted By: Michael Luchinsky

The author traces the history of five families in southern England (Salisbury) from the Ice age to the present in this lengthy book. One of my favorites.

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THE SUNNE IN SPLENDOR

Written by: Sharon Kay Penman

Published by: Penguin Books

Submitted By: Michael Luchinsky

A novel of Richard III and his brother, Edward IV during 15th century England.

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THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH

Written by: Ken Follet

Published by: New American Library

Submitted By: Michael Luchinsky

An epic story of the building of a cathedral in twelfth century England, and the many characters involved in the undertaking.

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Sir John Feilding Series

Written by: Bruce Alexander

Published by: G. P. Putnam's Sons

Submitted By: Terrijo

Along with the exquisite Sharpe Series, I also stumbled across the Sir John Feilding series just this Winter. As Bernard Cornwell can transport you right into the middle of the action during the Napoleanic Wars, Bruce Alexander sets you right…

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THE MISTS OF AVALON

Written by: Marion Bradley

Published by: Ballantine Books

Submitted By: Dougie D

This book first inspired my fascination with the Arthur Legends

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THE KILLING KIND

Written by: John Connolly

Published by: Coronet

Submitted By: Debbie

This is the third Charlie Parker book by John Connolly and is just as gripping and exciting as the previous two (Every Dead Thing and Dark Hollow). The books are very descriptive, imaginative and I defy you to put it…

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