Every now and then, I like to break-up my usual selection of non-fiction with an entertaining work of fiction, and how could I go wrong with something from Ken Follett, a master of his genre! A Column of Fire by… Continue Reading →
My second Elizabeth Speller (the first being her non-fiction Following Hadrian: A Second-Century Journey through the Roman Empire), The First of July is a novel about four young men and how their stories converge around the Battle of the Somme,… Continue Reading →
After finishing the last book set in Berlin during the 1930s, I was still in the mood of the period so I picked out Gore Vidal’s The Golden Age for my next read. Though classified as fiction, I would imagine… Continue Reading →
Sometimes, the time is right for a quick and entertaining read to get your mind off the day to day grind. Night of the Fox by Jack Higgins just happened to appear in front of me so I picked it… Continue Reading →
One year after my first Michener novel, Recessional, I experienced my second. James Michener is the master of the historical novel and Poland one of his finest at the time of it’s publication.
Not until I finished Kantor’s Andersonville did I learn about the award winning movie titled Andersonville. Not bad, an Emmy and a Pulitzer! But, further research indicates that the rights to a motion picture were indeed sold to Hollywood, but the film Andersonville is not the same property as the novel Andersonville, though the historically real Jim L. Ransom, whose diary the film is based upon, is also a character in the novel.
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