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Saturday, June 5

All Time Best Historical Fiction Books

This list includes The All-Time Best Historical Fiction Books. I have read 30. How many can you count? Which of your favorites did they leave out?


Southerner said...

Oh my God!!
Vic, I've done something terrible. i thought I was replying on your blog. i seem to have made a comment on the link site.

I was pleeding for Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell and For Whom The Bell Tolls by Hemingway to be included in their war book section.

Can't have been concentrating.

All the best,

Tara Finlay said...

I think that list sadly ignores Jean Plaidy's huge body of work. She wrote about it all before Philippa Gregory did, and she did it well. They've re-released some of her books, but sadly just the Tudor saga, given the Tudor fervor of late.

Vic said...

I agree, Tony and Tara, scores of excellent books are missing. Lists like these beg for differences of opinion. I was surprised that I had read only 30 of these books, though.

Raquel said...

I've read only nine... :(

Hilden said...

I love their erroneous definition of medieval history. Apparently reading historical fiction doesn't educate anyone on history.
Also, seriously, the only writer they could find for Tudor history is Philippa Gregory, and they couldn't even pick out her least trashy and most interesting book?
This list is made of fail.

Nonna Beach said...

I've read 21 of the books listed but I agree with everyone else, a lot of books ( and ones I've read to kick my count up ) are missing !