I WOULD LIKE HISTORICAL FICTION THAT DETAILS EVERYDAY LIFE ACCURATELY.I WOULD LIKE HISTORICAL FICTION THAT DETAILS EVERYDAY LIFE ACCURATELY. Debbie #recommend #historical fiction #history
The Century trilogy from Ken Follett
@Jan-Hendrik does that start with Pillars of the Earth?
The lilac girls
Considering that even the best authors can only write the details that have been researched, a LOT of life in history is speculation & inference. That said, some of the best I’ve read have been The Crimson Petal & the White, it took the author ten YEARS to research & write. Any of Lisa See’s books on China, the Cane River trilogy by Lalita Tademy, it’s also autobiographical for her. Any of Jenner Chiaverini’s books about the women of the Civil War, Gone With the Wind was meticulously researched.
Books by Norah Lofts and James Michener are well researched.
Books by Irving Stone.
The Diana Gabaldon series, Outlander, -after you get the past the going back in time thing – becomes a really good portrayal of life in the 1700-to early 1800’s. Of course I love the going back in time aspect 🙂
@Linda after the first book. She didn’t do much research for the first book. But it’s one of my fave series
Yes – my daughter, Dina, LOVES historical fiction – it is her favorite series. She also loves Katherine by Anya Seton. IN fact Anya Seton has written many historical novels. And so has Daphne Du Maurier. Even Gone With the Wind by margaret Mitchell. ANd Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross, and Francis parkinson Keyes. And The Abductors by Stuart Cloete… Oh , and The silent Companions by Laura PUrcell. I’ll stop now 🙁
The kings way
I don’t think such a thing truly exists!! Fiction is just that, the history side is merely a setting, even when it uses people we know the names of.
@Erika no it is much more than that. It is clothing, food, transportation, economy, geography, social structures, politics and so much more
Wolf’s Hall and Bring Up the Bodies both by Hilary Mantel.
The Shardlake series by CJ Sansom is terrific. He brings Tudor London alive he has done such research for each book and they are so well written you feel you are getting to know London of the period. they are mysteries to boot and the character development is exceptional. I hope you try them and enjoy.
Katherine by Anya Seton.
My favorite genre. I read Shogun this last year and learned about historical Japan, early travel by ships which got me interested in Portuguese early travel by ocean and that led to a few more books ?
@Kay I just started Shogun…very good so far!
was that James Clavell? He wrote some awesome historical novels
@Pamela have you read his bio?
@Beverly no, I haven’t but now I will!
A Land Remembered, it’s set in early Florida, and boy, times were tough
The first half of the book was better imo, and the writing is a little stilted, but having lived in Florida for over 30 yrs, I thoroughly enjoyed it
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent.. true story to boot
Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies -Hilary Mantel and most of Philippa Gregory the author
@Philipa Alison Weir and Antonia Fraser along with Philippa Gregory make a trifecta. Triple win.
Pillars of the earth series. There are three books. The author is Ken Follett.
@Neil new one due out soon … prequel if what I’ve read is true
Beverly, I had not heard. Thank you.
Edward Rutherford, James Michener, Bernard Cornwell
@Linda had not heard of Rutherford but looked him up and very promising. Have enjoyed many by the others on your list. Would add James Clavell to that genre.
My Dear Hamilton by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie
Winston Grahams series,Poldark. Not a fan of historical fiction but his other books not in this series are among my favorite