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#679238 - 04/18/11 09:32 AM What is your favorite historical fiction novel?
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What is your favorite historical fiction novel?

Out of the many historical fiction novels I have read, my favorite has to be The Day Before the Berlin Wall, by T.H.E. Hill.
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#679244 - 04/18/11 10:00 AM Re: What is your favorite historical fiction novel? [Re: Lisa - Fiction Writing]
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Anything by Jane Austen - turn of the 18/19 Century. Anything by Thomas Hardy - late Victorian period ie late 19 Century, though I particularly love The Return of the Native and Far From The Madding Crowd. And I absolutely love Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray. Georgian period, the anti-heroine, Becky Sharp is utterly self serving, which some people believe is to her credit but was certainly seen as unusual in a woman - and still is, in the main. She is very much her own woman, and ruthless, so an unusual choice of heroine.


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#679246 - 04/18/11 10:04 AM Re: What is your favorite historical fiction novel? [Re: Eileen Brit TV]
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The Siege by Helen Dunmore is a beautifully written book - about the siege of Leningrad.

The Source, by James Michener, a book that roles through time and generations in an epic story, is another of my favourites.
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#680713 - 04/22/11 10:54 PM Re: What is your favorite historical fiction novel? [Re: Asha - Dreams Editor]
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Chiefs - Stuart Wood

Story about generations of police chiefs in the small town of Delano, Ga. and how they get close to solving a murder and then wind up dead themselves before they can put all of the pieces together. Very good novel.
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