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Some of my Favourite Historical Fiction

Type: Preset list created by LibraryCin

Description: For those who like some fiction to go with their history (or history to go with their fiction!).

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2,178 members, 86 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

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Score: 4

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LibraryCin (1): Lady Jane Grey. Queen of England for nine days at sixteen years old, in between "Bloody Mary" and Elizabeth I.

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5,243 members, 129 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

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Score: 3.36

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LibraryCin (2): My favourite by Gregory. Set during the reigns of Mary and Elizabeth I.

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5,293 members, 412 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

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Score: 3.04

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LibraryCin (3): Interracial romance between a Chinese American boy and a Japanese girl. Set during WWII.

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23,230 members, 1,378 reviews
4.38 stars (4.38 stars)

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Score: 2.83

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LibraryCin (4): I would highly recommend the audio. Amazing audio! A number of different narrators and it really came alive on audio, with the accents and all.

5
624 members, 56 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

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Score: 2.68

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LibraryCin (5): Juana of Castile ("Mad Juana"). She was Katherine of Aragon's sister.

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6,112 members, 388 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

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Score: 2.56

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LibraryCin (6): The first I read by Kate Morton and still my favourite.

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4,539 members, 203 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

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Score: 2.46

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LibraryCin (7): A black woman time travels from the 1970s back to slavery.

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18,016 members, 369 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 stars)

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Score: 2.38

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LibraryCin (8): I didn't read this until my late 30s. It's long but well worth it!

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1,151 members, 88 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

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Score: 2.31

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LibraryCin (9): Back to Roman times.

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1,417 members, 118 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

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Score: 2.25

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LibraryCin (10): My favourite (so far) by Lisa See. A Chinese American girl in China in the 1950s.

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1,998 members, 58 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

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Score: 2.2

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LibraryCin (11): 1960s Canada.

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3,104 members, 81 reviews
3.52 stars (3.52 stars)

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Score: 2.15

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LibraryCin (12): It was a toss up between including this or Girl with a Pearl Earring on my list. I went with the less well-known one. Really liked them both.

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8,810 members, 365 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

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Score: 2.11

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LibraryCin (13): Funny book, plus some really well-researched historical fiction here.

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645 members, 23 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

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Score: 2.07

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LibraryCin (14): WWI. A deaf girl marries a man who leaves for the war within a couple of weeks.

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481 members, 5 reviews
3.55 stars (3.55 stars)

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Score: 2.03

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LibraryCin (15): My favourite by Wayne Johnston. It's the race to the North Pole.

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Started by: LibraryCin (February 2016)

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