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Best historical fiction out in March

Posted on: 01/03/2016 with tags: Book Recommendations

The Emperor’s Silver Nick Brown Cassius Cobulo, agent of Imperial Rome, returns in his most incredible adventure yet… Still recovering from his previous assignment in Arabia, imperial agent Cassius Corbulo has been spending most of his time and money on women and wine. Unfortunately for him, word of his achievements has reached the emperor Aurelian’s deputy and he is sent north, tasked with smashing a counterfeiting gang. Cassius tracks the criminals to the city of Berytus, where his investigati…

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Top ten books on the East by Lucy Cruickshanks

Posted on: 12/02/2016 with tags: Book Recommendations, lucy cruickshanks, World History

1.     The Glass Palace by Amitav Ghosh takes the reader on an epic journey through more than a hundred years of Burmese history, chronicling the formation of a modern nation via the stories of three generations of intertwined families. It’s rich with cultural insights and colour, and with his ability to evoke a sense of time and place like few else, Ghosh deftly explores the complexities of colonialism, war, multiculturalism, dictatorship and the challenges to personal loyalties each brings. 2….

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H for History February Highlights

Posted on: 26/01/2016 with tags: Book Recommendations, Reviews

The Road to Rangoon Lucy Cruickshanks In 1980s Burma, the British ambassador’s son goes missing. Discovered in the north of the country, Michael Atwood is in imminent danger, trapped between sides fighting a bitter civil war and with no way of getting back to Rangoon. His best hope of salvation is to trust Thuza, a ruby smuggler who offers to help him escape. Beautiful and deeply scarred, Thuza has spent her entire life in a frontier town between rebel and government forces, never choosing a sid…

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