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by Chiliarch
Fri July 5th, 2013, 7:26 am
Forum: Any Good Books About . . .
Topic: William I (the Conqueror)...
Replies: 33
Views: 4516

Tanzanite has very kindly confirmed that The Dragon and the Rose is, indeed, about William and Matilda.

Only problem now is getting hold of it at a reasonable price.
by Chiliarch
Tue July 2nd, 2013, 9:26 am
Forum: Any Good Books About . . .
Topic: William I (the Conqueror)...
Replies: 33
Views: 4516

Thanks for the reply. I shall look it up at Goodreads.
by Chiliarch
Tue July 2nd, 2013, 7:59 am
Forum: Any Good Books About . . .
Topic: William I (the Conqueror)...
Replies: 33
Views: 4516

I think Maureen Peter's Dragon and the Rose is about William
I have not been able to find any description of this novel. Does anyone know whether it really is about William?
by Chiliarch
Thu October 18th, 2012, 1:18 pm
Forum: Ancient
Topic: The Fall of Sparta
Replies: 19
Views: 7457

In my opinion, yes. You feel you are there with Leonidas and the other Greeks. The action is described in a way that makes you able to follow the developments over the three days without it either sounding like a history lesson or a military manual. I love Pressfield's novels, but he does sound too ...
by Chiliarch
Tue October 16th, 2012, 8:42 am
Forum: Ancient
Topic: The Fall of Sparta
Replies: 19
Views: 7457

I have just finished 'Leonidas of Sparta : A Heroic King' by Helena P. Schrader and have given it five stars. It is absolutely fantastic, like all Helena's books on ancient Sparta. Well researched, well written and peopled with wonderful characters, whom you come to love. I have to admit to dragging...
by Chiliarch
Mon September 24th, 2012, 8:45 am
Forum: Ancient
Topic: The Fall of Sparta
Replies: 19
Views: 7457

[quote=""annis""]@ Chiliarch: The Fox was, on the other hand, a pleasant surprise. It's a real mystery book, but well worth tracking down. I have Road to Sardis in my TBR pile. Encouraged by enthusiastic comments from readers on another forum I did buy a couple of Plowman's books, but made the mista...
by Chiliarch
Mon September 10th, 2012, 9:04 am
Forum: Ancient
Topic: The Fall of Sparta
Replies: 19
Views: 7457

I was lucky to get the last copy of The Fox from Amazon UK marketplace, and at a reasonable price too. Probably because I reacted quickly to the review. And I totally agree with David in that this is, indeed, one of the very best novels set in ancient Greece. Another really good novel about Alcibiad...
by Chiliarch
Fri October 28th, 2011, 11:38 am
Forum: History in the News
Topic: And the Shakespeare debate rages on . . .
Replies: 21
Views: 1504

My faves are "Hamlet" and "Macbeth", but I haven't read either of them since college. "Hamlet" is my favourite too and I have had the great good fortune to see some really great performances live at Elsinore Castle by Derek Jacobi (several years running), Kenneth Branagh, David Threlfall and Jude L...
by Chiliarch
Fri October 28th, 2011, 11:23 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: What are you reading October 2011?
Replies: 185
Views: 14666

Hello, im reading the King of Ithaca by Glyn Iliffe. Its quite enjoyable, the first book ive read by this author, i might be misaken but its his first novel. Very well done I enjoyed it too and I found his next two novels "The Gates of Troy" and "The Armour of Achilles" even better, though not as g...
by Chiliarch
Wed October 26th, 2011, 10:14 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: What are you reading October 2011?
Replies: 185
Views: 14666

I'm halfway through Gertrude Atherton's "The Jealous Gods - a processional novel of the fifth century, B.C. (concerning one Alcibiades)" and enjoying it. After that I'm on to Victor Davis Hansen's new, first novel "The End of Sparta". I like his non-fiction works on ancient Greek warfare, especially...

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