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!
Written by: Nicholas Carter
Published by: Macmillan
Submitted By: Geraint Thatcher
This is an excellent fictional novel set during the English Civil War in the West and the bloody battles of Lansdown and Roundway Down. A great novel with a great mix of black powder battles and characters that are entertaining…
Written by: J. Tracy Power
Published by: University of North Carolina Press, 1998
Submitted By: Sean Busick
Meet Starbuck’s comrades. An engagingly written and impressively researched account of life and morale of the common soldiers in Lee’s army during the last year of the war. Well worth the read.
Written by: Allan Mallinson
Published by: Bantam
Submitted By: John Webb
Allan Mallinson has now publlished four Mathew Hervey novels of which “A Close Run Thing” is the first. The main charecter, Hervey is every inch a gentleman, and would have little in common with Richard Sharpe off the battle field….
Written by: Bernard Cornwell
Published by: Michael Joseph
Submitted By: Marshall McGhee
If you have been looking for a good book to read, trust me this is it! I hadn’t read a book in years until I came across this book and read the first few pages. This book offers a completly…
Written by: K.M.Campbell
Published by: Allen & Unwin, 1980
Submitted By: Kim Miles
An outstanding account of a company of Napoleon’s troops retreating through Russia in 1812. Involving characterization, this is a book I could not put down that captured the human facets of a great defeat.
Written by: Philip J. Haythornthwaite
Published by: Cassell Military
Submitted By: Martin Leibowitz
This book provides wonderful insight into the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars.
Written by: Richard Rutherford-Moore
Published by: Capall Bann 1998
Submitted By: david underhill
Perhaps the most enlightened historian I have ever known, a book, as the title suggests, on the facts of Robin Hood. Written from a non-academic viewpoint this book is a delightfully easy read crammed with enlightening information scrutinised beyond belief…
Written by: David Macaulay
Published by: Houghton Mifflin Co.
Submitted By: Steven Smith
Although it is intended for children, this book, in a series by David Macaulay, gives a really fun way to look at history through illustration. I really enjoy the feel of this book and the detail of the pictures. It…
Written by: Colleen McCullough
Published by: Morrow,William & Co
Submitted By: Michael Wolf
These books are fiction novels spanning from the turbulent years of Marius and Sulla through the rise of Julius Caesar. It offers a unique perspective into the life and times of the Dictator.
Written by: Brian Stone
Published by: Viking Press
Submitted By: Matt
A good yarn written in the medievil days by an unknown author, it is about one of Arthur’s knights, Gawain, and an adventure he had that ended with a fight with the Green Knight.