Category Archives: Historical Fiction

Stories with an historical setting

Isabel; caught up in the Black Death of 1349

  All Fall Down is a searing account of the outbreak of the Black Death in 1349.  Isabel and her family are enslaved by the feudal system, and it is genuinely disturbing to read about their dread of the ever-encroaching … Continue reading

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A thrilling Cold War story …

  Sektion 20 by Paul Dowswell is set during the Cold War and is the story of Alex who is growing increasingly disillusioned with life inEast Germany.  His behavior upsets his parents who are loyal to the regime, and brings … Continue reading

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Henry VIII as you’ve haven’t met him before….

In VIII by H.M. Castor, the reader is helped to understand how the young Henry, known as Hal, changes from a skilled and brave young man to become such a cruel king.  Despite believing in his God-given right to be … Continue reading

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