Best Historical Fiction

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Ravic, starfishian, Nickelini, charl08, varielle, thorold, kiwiflowa, Cariola, rainpebble, olgakm, roby72, merrystar, deldevries, calm, thecoroner, LisaMaria_C, Doey, alex68, Twixi, peterveen, gypsysmom, ahef1963, leslie.98, kara.shamy, jaromdl, madhatter73, Laura1124, nerdytreefairy, ShawIslandLibrary, Katie1949, fredasteele, FranzK72, ManWithAnAgenda, steller0707,elkiedee
Explicacions
elkiedee : I absolutely loved this when I read it but it was over 30 years ago now. I should reread, and would recommend to people who love historical fiction. I am thumbing it down because it's not a historical novel, it is a dual narrative story with a large part set in the past, but also a novel largely set in the author's present at the time of writing (late 1980s, published 1990).
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karen_o, Ravic, Fourpawz2, kiwiflowa, melonbrawl, rainpebble, merrystar, skyrad43, LisaMaria_C, ValLloyd, Doey, bfkendrick, peterveen, gypsysmom, ahef1963, leslie.98, GerrysBookshelf, Lyn5r, cvogt, ryaSilvia, DDreawriter, Laura1124, Maybelline, Asimina.Palaiou, MarleneMacke, fredasteele, ManWithAnAgenda, steller0707,elkiedee
Explicacions
elkiedee : I love this novel - but it's not historical fiction - it's a mostly contemporary novel with historical appeal. The main character is a 20th century police detective convalescing in bed and "investigating" the case of Richard III and the Princes in the Tower, but it's set in the author's present day.
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½ 3.7
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Edward, hipdeep, .Monkey., chgstrom, sjmccreary, richgatlin, skyrad43, freetrader, brenzi, elkiedee, Doey, Twixi, peterveen, Himalmitra, gypsysmom, RobPoulton, nagasravika.bodapati, bcrowl399, Lyn5r, sugandh, ryaSilvia, Laura1124, Asimina.Palaiou, ShawIslandLibrary, KarlaC,kiwiflowa ,aulsmith ,sturlington ,leslie.98
Explicacions
aulsmith : Doesn't meet my definition of historical fiction.
sturlington : Took place during the author's lifetime and based partly on his experiences.
elkiedee: Historical fiction is set in the past but it can be a period within the author's lifetime - the past can look very different from 25 or 40 years later. I hope no one who argues this isn't a historical novel believes that either Possession or The Daughter of Time, both above this in the list, are historical fiction. They are brilliant novels which I would recommend to fans of historical fiction but they are both contemporary novels with significant interest for historical fiction readers.
leslie.98 : Not historical fiction
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kageeh, Nickelini, kiwiflowa, rainpebble, Cecrow, roby72, sjmccreary, richgatlin, DeltaQueen50, deldevries, brenzi, michalsuz, thecoroner, elkiedee, kcorrea, Ameise1, Doey, Twixi, peterveen, John_Vaughan, Himalmitra, gypsysmom, jaysbooks, ahef1963, GerrysBookshelf, ryaSilvia, Laura1124, rplinke, fredasteele, KarlaC,longway ,smcwl ,aulsmith ,lewbs ,Matteocalosi ,leigonj ,Luisali ,leslie.98
Explicacions
smcwl : Not written as historical fiction.
elkiedee: I think historical fiction can be set in the relatively recent past. 10 years after the war writers in countries on all sides might well have had a very different perspective on those events. I would have no problem regarding a novel written this year but about the Iraq war that started in 2003 and ending before this, as historical fiction. Or a book set in Britain under the last Labour government, or the US just after Obama was elected or reelected, as historical fiction. I think it might be a bit soon to consider a pandemic novel historical fiction, but maybe within 5 years it will be part of our history.
Matteocalosi : Partly autobiographical and written only 10 years after the end of the war, not historical fiction
leslie.98 : Not historical fiction
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½ 4.3
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eshaw27, rainpebble, Cecrow, merrystar, deldevries, elkiedee, ValLloyd, Doey, cej1027, gypsysmom, ahef1963, NinieB, Alice-W-Greene, DDreawriter, Laura1124, This-n-That, Daviette, fredasteele, KarlaC,aulsmith ,sturlington ,ManWithAnAgenda
Explicacions
aulsmith : Not historical fiction by my definition.
elkiedee: It was written several decades after it was set, perhaps more than 50 years later, and while it was somewhat autobiographical it was also fictionalised and presented as a novel. Although it's loosely based on the author's life and that of her family, lots of details have been changed, added, left out and this is historical fiction.
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½ 3.7
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rainpebble, Cecrow, roby72, thecoroner, cfk, Doey, gypsysmom, al.vick, ahef1963, leslie.98, NinieB, jaromdl, Laura1124, fredasteele, CharleneLB, KarlaC, Kathyk22,aulsmith
Explicacions
aulsmith : Not historical fiction by my definition.
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½ 4.3
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karen_o, Ravic, varielle, rainpebble, DeltaQueen50, deldevries, Doey, Bluewolf0411, Twixi, John_Vaughan, ElectricPhase, bcrowl399, jaromdl, ShawIslandLibrary, fredasteele, cindyi1218,longway ,aulsmith ,Matteocalosi ,RobPoulton
Explicacions
longway: It is a thriller novel about an attempt to kill French President De Gaulle, written aroud ten years later the real attempt which inspire the novel
Matteocalosi : Not historical fiction
RobPoulton : contemporary adventure fiction
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Nickelini, charl08, Cariola, rainpebble, sturlington, Twixi, gypsysmom, ahef1963, kara.shamy, jaromdl, madhatter73, mspixieears, ShawIslandLibrary, fredasteele,aulsmith ,oakdale
Explicacions
aulsmith : This is a mix of historical and contemporary fiction. I would have preferred it to be one or the other.