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Historical Fiction set in the 1920s

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Vanessa
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Postby Vanessa » Tue January 13th, 2009, 7:54 pm

I really enjoyed The House at Riverton. I have Kate Morton's second novel, The Forgotten Garden, on my TBR pile. Her third, The Distant Hours, is due out in 2010 apparently.
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Postby diamondlil » Tue January 13th, 2009, 8:16 pm

The House at Riverton wasn't a bad read. I am looking forward to reading the follow up book, The Forgotten Garden.
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Libby
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Postby Libby » Tue January 13th, 2009, 9:08 pm

I have The House at Riverton somewhere in the growing pile of books waiting to be read. I may move it nearer to the top.
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Postby Leyland » Wed January 14th, 2009, 3:52 pm

A Woman of the World by Genie Chipps Henderson may interest you, Divia. Check out #3 on Leyland's Log for 2009 and also at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Woman-World-Genie-Chipps-Henderson/dp/0425199134/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1231947114&sr=1-1
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Postby Kasthu » Thu January 15th, 2009, 3:17 am

"tsjmom" wrote:Just saw a new release at the library called (?) 'The House at Riverton'. IIRC it takes place in England in the 20s and 30s in a grand estate with some romance and mystery thrown in. It looked interesting!


The House at Riverton is very, very good! I also recommend her follow-up, The Forgotten Garden, though it's not out in the US yet until Apirl.

There's also The Glimmer Palace, by Beatrice Colin. Not set during the 1920s, but leading up to it, and set in Berlin.

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Postby Kasthu » Thu January 15th, 2009, 3:18 am

"Vanessa" wrote:I really enjoyed The House at Riverton. I have Kate Morton's second novel, The Forgotten Garden, on my TBR pile. Her third, The Distant Hours, is due out in 2010 apparently.



I'm glad to hear that she's in the process of writing/ publishing a third! May have to oder thi off Amazon UK, as the US is so slow to pick up her novels.

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Divia
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Postby Divia » Thu January 15th, 2009, 3:49 am

"Leyland" wrote:A Woman of the World by Genie Chipps Henderson may interest you, Divia. Check out #3 on Leyland's Log for 2009 and also at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Woman-World-Genie-Chipps-Henderson/dp/0425199134/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1231947114&sr=1-1


that does look interesting. thanks :)
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Postby Belili » Fri January 16th, 2009, 1:11 am

"Leo62" wrote:A Star Called Henry by Roddy Doyle (set in Ireland covering the period from the Easter Rising in 1916 to the early 20's)


This book is great. Early 20th century Ireland is really interesting.

One of Tracy Chevalier's novels, Falling Angels, is partially set in the 1920's.

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Margaret
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Postby Margaret » Thu August 20th, 2009, 11:12 pm

While I was visiting my old hometown, Denton, Texas, over the weekend, one of my old high school friends introduced me to a novel set in Denton in the 1920s that I had never heard of. Even better, it's really good! It's by Lee Martin, and it's titled Quakertown, after Denton's once-thriving black community. Quakertown was moved farther away from Denton's city center during the 1920s, an event the novel revolves around. I've reviewed it at http://www.HistoricalNovels.info/Quakertown.html.
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