The Great Nation: France from Louis XV to Napoleon

The Game of Kings by

ISBN: 0712600442 I read this book along with the Historical Fav. yahoo group. If it hadn’t been a group read I don’t think I would have picked it up, and I...

1610: A Sundial In A Grave by

ISBN: 0575072504 According to the mathematic calculations of the Hermetic astrologer Robert Fludd, 1610 is the pivotal year in deciding the world’s future. It is the year that the King of...

The Grand Sophy by

ISBN: 0099426145 The thing about these Heyer books is that you always know how it is going to end up, but it doesn’t matter. When Sir Horace heads off to South...

The Facts of Life by

ISBN: 0753818426 I’ve read a few books now by Joyce, and this has to be my favourite so far. Set during, and just after the London Blitz of WWI, this book...

The Surgeon’s Mate by

I’ve read a few of these books since seeing Master and Commander: The far side of the world film which was roughly based on two of O’Briens books. As with the...

Tatty by

I really liked this book. The writing was simple and straight-forward but wonderful. Dwyer Hickey makes Tatty, the character, come alive, and gives her a voice of her own. A voice...

The Black Moth by

Written for in order to entertain a sick brother this is the first of Heyer’s books and was published when she was 19. She went on to write more than 50...

Until the Final Hour by

At 22 she dreamed of being a ballerina, yet she ended up working for and “liking the greatest criminal ever to have lived.” In this book she simply retells her experiences,...