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Post by Marc » Thu December 17th, 2009, 12:57 pm

I think the list provided by Annis is more than enough for your source.Go with it.
I am the author of Parmethia

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Post by Anna Elliott » Thu December 17th, 2009, 2:09 pm

What about Ruth Downie's historical mysteries? They're humorous as well as very compelling and richly detailed.

Author of the Twilight of Avalon trilogy
new book: Dark Moon of Avalon, coming Sept 14 from Simon &Schuster (Touchstone)



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Post by Miss Moppet » Thu December 17th, 2009, 2:24 pm

If you like WW2 fiction, two very good reads are Nicholas Monsarrat, The Cruel Sea, and Herman Wouk, The Caine Mutiny - both about the war at the sea, the first set in the Atlantic and the second in the Pacific.

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Post by Chatterbox » Thu December 17th, 2009, 4:29 pm

Wouk's massive two volume "Winds of War" and "War & Remembrance". Great sea battles, love affairs (very much from the male pov), submarines, all kinds of great action. Starts in early 1939 and goes through to the end of the war, from Pearl Harbor to Thereseinstadt.

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Post by 4ever Queen » Fri December 18th, 2009, 10:18 pm

You might want to try Sharon Kay Penman's books. They are all interesting characters and her books are full of Medieval History. Or I would suggest that you start with Sunne in Splendour, or else any of her Trilogies, they are stunning!
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Post by G. Alvin Simons » Sat December 19th, 2009, 11:17 pm

[quote=""JaneConsumer""]I've enjoyed many of the same authors, and while I'm female, there's nothing like a male read. ;)

Most recently, I enjoyed An Instance of the Fingerpost. It's what I would call an intellectual historical mystery. Discussion is here.

While England Sleeps by David Leavitt was also good and out of my usual geography/time period - the Spanish Civil War. Discussion is here.

Have you read Aztec yet by Gary Jennings? Or any Conn Iggulden books? I haven't read the latter yet myself, but I want to.[/quote]

I've read several of Conn Iggulden's books & have enjoyed all of them. Well worth your time.

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