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May 2012 Feature of the Month: Books Set in Spain

A monthly discussion on varying themes guided by our members. (Book of the Month discussions through December 2011 can be found in this section too.)
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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Thu May 3rd, 2012, 10:53 pm

I just noticed that Tanzanite is giving away Lynn Cullen's latest book, on Juana 'la Loca' -- Reign of Madness. First I've heard of it, I'll have to go check it out.

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Historical Fiction set in Spain

Post by Rod Younger » Tue May 8th, 2012, 9:40 am

Hi - have seen your posts re historical fiction set in Spain. If you look on Books4Spain: http://books4spain.com/search/categorybooks/1/10/70 you will find we have 70+ historical fiction books and eBooks set in Spain in English from Cathedral of the Sea and Hand of Fatima to Castile for Isabella, Prisoner of the Inquisition and the Sharpe series.
Rod

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favourite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Tue May 8th, 2012, 2:50 pm

Thanks for the link, Rod! I see I forgot all the Sharpe books. Wow, there are so many on your list, I'm going to have to spend some time browsing it!

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princess garnet
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Post by princess garnet » Tue May 8th, 2012, 7:58 pm

The Spanish Match by Brennan Pursell

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Post by annis » Wed May 9th, 2012, 4:47 am

Posted by MLE
I see I forgot all the Sharpe books
If we're going to add Peninsula War novels, how about Georgette Heyer's The Spanish Bride, E.V.Thompson's Cassie and C S Forester's The Gun?

Not Peninsula War, but wondering if we've already listed Kathryn Harrison's A Thousand Orange Trees aka Poison.

Nearly forgot C.J Sansom's Winter in Madrid, set just after The Spanish Civil War.
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Post by The Czar » Wed May 9th, 2012, 3:03 pm

I really enjoyed Conquistador, by Buddy Levy. Its not really a novel, but it reads like one.

Aztec, by Gary Jennings was pretty good.

And if you're going to include Far East books with Spanish and Portugese influences, then you can't go wrong with Shogun, by James Clavell.

I'm gonna have to check out Captain from Castille. Its been recommended to me several times, and I never pick it up.
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Post by Vanessa » Wed May 9th, 2012, 3:37 pm

I'm just about to start The Scent of Lemon Leaves by Clara Sanchez which is set on the Costa Blanca in Spain. It's a contemporary novel but harks back to WWII (I think!).
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