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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October Triumph

Written by: James Arnol

Published by: Napoleon Books

Submitted By: Geraint

On September 29, 1806, Napoleon wrote to Marshal Soult: “War has not yet been declared; but things hang by a thread.” Although he did not want to fight Prussia, he informed Soult that if war came, his corps would be…

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The Mirrored Palace

Written by: David Rich

Published by: Adelaide Books

Submitted By: David Rich

(This review submitted by book’s author) In 1852 Richard Francis Burton, the legendary explorer and author, fell in love with a Persian woman while in the British Army. When her parents discovered the affair, they poisoned her. Devastated and vulnerable,…

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Over the Hills to Talavera

Written by: Stephen Petty

Published by: Chosen Man Media

Submitted By: Bernard Cornwell

A Rival for Sharpe? I’m delighted to announce the publication of Over the Hills to Talavera – a book for youngsters that tells the tale of George, an orphan who is raised in a workhouse, but escapes to become a…

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A History of Canada in Ten Maps

Written by: Adam Shoats

Published by: Penguin Canada

Submitted By: Jennifer Weterings

This wonderfully researched book gave me, a well Versed Canadian, a history lesson I needed. This book narrates the naissance of Canada from the time of the first Vikings to Modern Day. Wonderfully illustrating the radical, wild, willful, adventurous personalities…

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Neither Up Nor Down

Written by: Philip Ball

Published by: Helion and Company

Submitted By: Geraint

Apart from the nursery rhyme ‘The Grand Old Duke of York’, Britain’s war against Revolutionary France is today a largely forgotten prelude to the Napoleonic Wars. The campaign in Flanders was Britain’s attempt to stem the power of the new…

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First Do No Harm

Written by: K Avard

Published by: Independently Published

Submitted By: K. Avard

(This review submitted by the book’s author) Vienna in the 17th century teeters on the boundary West and East halves of the ‘civilized world,” its people beset by unfriendly neighbors on all sides. Less blinded by the old hatreds nursed…

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Brothers of the Capucine

Written by: Rob McLaren

Published by: Independently Published

Submitted By: Rob McLaren

(This review submitted by the book’s author) France, 1793.  Four years after the Revolution, France remains in anarchy.   Captain Andre Jobert is a veteran cavalry officer in the French army who joins a newly raised regiment, the 24th Chasseurs…

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Forever

Written by: Peter Hamill

Published by: Little Brown

Submitted By: Keith Abbott

Only recently started reading his novels and Forever was truly engrossing beginning with a quest for revenge in rural Ireland, leading the protagonist to the early settlement of New York where the story gives us a wonderful history of New…

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When the Irish Invaded Canada

Written by: Christopher Klein

Published by: Double Day

Submitted By: Geraint

Just over a year after Robert E. Lee relinquished his sword, a band of Union and Confederate veterans dusted off their guns. But these former foes had no intention of reigniting the Civil War. Instead, they fought side by side…

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Fate and Existence

Written by: Dale M. Chatwin

Published by: Independently Published

Submitted By: Dale M. Chatwin

(This review submitted by the book’s author) Fate & Existence is my most recent publication. It is a sequel to last year’s novel Destiny & Death but can be read as a stand-alone novel.   Written and completed during the…

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