Posts under ‘Historical Fiction’

Darkling by Laura Beatty

Five words from the blurb:  woman, adrift, history, Puritan, echoing Darkling is part historical fiction, part reflection of modern-day living. […]

The Night Watch by Sarah Waters

Five words from the blurb: Londoners, 1940s, streets, secrets, liaisons The Fingersmith is one of my favourite books so I […]

The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert

Five words from the blurb: botanical, explorer, woman, independent, evolution The Signature of All Things was the best novel I […]

The Last Banquet by Jonathan Grimwood

Five words from the blurb: orphan, chef, France, delicacies, obsession The Last Banquet is a vivid book that grabs the […]

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

Five words from the blurb: Iceland, murder, lover, remote, family Burial Rites is an atmospheric story set in Iceland during […]

The Fish Can Sing by Halldór Laxness

 Halldór Laxness won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1955 Translated from the Icelandic by Magnus Magnusson Five words from […]