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Post by Ash » Sun October 3rd, 2010, 3:32 pm

[quote=""laktor""]I Have never read Bernard Cornwell but at the bookstore today, I see that he's written a LOT of books. It seems that he must write 3, 4, or 5 books a year! How can he possibly write so much so quickly, and still produce quality reading material? Again, I've not read any of his books, but I intend to try one at some point. My first will probably be Stonehenge, since it's a subject that really interests me.[/quote]

No, more like one every other year if that. He's been writing a long time, and his books are popular; thats why you see them in print so much. My husband is a big fan of Sharpe, a time period that never interested me; but his enthusiasm was what got me interested in reading him, and there are several of his books I've liked. Stonehenge is a great place to start esp if you like the subject, as is the Arthur series starting with Winter King. I agree with Eliz, Gallows Theif is very good.

I agree, Tale of Two Cities and War and Peace are HF, but other books by Dickens are period pieces that were written during his own time.
Last edited by Ash on Sun October 3rd, 2010, 3:34 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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