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Book club: More Historical than Fiction
For those who love history that is gritty and real. No romance. No fluff. Plenty of Vikings, flame-haired Plantagenets, and bastard conquerors.
Group info Book club page administrator: Carpe Librum
members: 54 discussions: 34 posts: 386 last activity: 3 years ago
Discussions
2018-02-01 - 2018-02-28: The Secret World of Christoval Alvarez - Ann Swinfen
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Last post: I really enjoyed it. I didn't take the time to write a review & I should, especially with it being by an indie author. Probably my only complaint is that Kit is a bit too perf... by Carpe Librum
2017-10-01 - 2017-10-31: The Iron King - Maurice Druon
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Last post: I need to get back into this series. I just realized that I've only read the first three. by Carpe Librum
2018-01-01 - 2018-01-31: Russka: The Novel of Russia - Edward Rutherfurd
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Last post: I'm still slogging through the audiobook. With many of Rutherfurd's books I am often captivated by a few small sections or a great character but the rest drags. I find myself ... by Carpe Librum
2017-12-01 - 2017-12-31: The Winter King - Bernard Cornwell
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Last post: I've just downloaded this on audio from Hoopla. Anyone else planning on reading it? by Carpe Librum
2017-09-01 - 2017-09-30: The Germanicus Mosaic - Rosemary Rowe
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Last post: Is anyone planning on reading The Germanicus Mosaic this month? It fits in with the Halloween Bingo nicely. by Tannat
2017-08-01 - 2017-08-31: Within the Hollow Crown: A Valiant King's Struggle to Save His Country, His
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Last post: I still haven't progressed beyond the first chapter. I still have time, right? by Tannat
2017-07-01 - 2017-07-31: Martyr - Rory Clements
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Last post: It is a definitely a lighter read than Shardlake. I think most Tudor-era mysteries are. The only other Tudor-era mysteries I have read have been pretty fluffy. The Ursula Blan... by Sorry kids, no feet.
2017-05-01 - 2017-05-31: A Morbid Taste for Bones - Ellis Peters
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Last post: You can still read it. I've read it before and I didn't get around to rereading it. I need to try to fit in our next book though. If you do read it, I'll be interested to kn... by Tannat
2017-04-01 - 2017-04-30: World Without End - Ken Follett
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Last post: I believe there is at least a brief scene on a boat, but I can't remember for certain. I know they travel by boat, but can't remember how much of that is actually included. :... by Carpe Librum
2017-03-01 - 2017-03-31: The Name of the Rose - Umberto Eco
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Last post: Yeah. I liked the book, and I still like the book, but there's no sense in torturing yourself. You could try just skipping everything that isn't directly related to the librar... by Tannat
2017-02-01 - 2017-02-28: The Queen's Man - Sharon Kay Penman
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Last post: Great! I'm glad you liked it. :-) by Carpe Librum
2017 Book Nominations
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Last post: So...about that Gwynedd read... by Tannat
2016-09-01 - 2016-09-30: The First Man in Rome - Colleen McCullough
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Last post: Way to go, No Feet! (Sorry, I just saw this - had to play with my notifications since I wasn't getting notified for everything!) by Tannat
2017-01-01 - 2016-01-31: The Bookseller's Tale - Ann Swinfen
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Last post: Christoval is on my TBR as well. :-) by Carpe Librum
2016-12-01 - 2016-12-31: Roman Blood - Steven Saylor
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Last post: I had forgotten about that. by Sorry kids, no feet.
2017-11-01 - 2017-11-30: The Service of the Dead: A Novel (Kate Clifford Mystery) - Candace Robb
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Last post: The Service of the Dead: A Novel (Kate Clifford Mystery) - Candace Robb Reading start: 2017-11-01 Reading finish: 2017-11-30 by Carpe Librum
2016-11-01 - 2016-11-30: Deadly Occupation: A Michael Stoddard American Revolution Mystery (Michael
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Last post: So, I am about halfway through this book. Pretty lukewarm toward it at this point. Some of the attitudes seem rather modern for the Revolutionary War to me. Anyone else giving... by Carpe Librum
2017-06-01 - 2017-06-30: The Grass Crown - Colleen McCullough
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Last post: The Grass Crown - Colleen McCullough Reading start: 2017-06-01 Reading finish: 2017-06-30 by Carpe Librum
2016-10-01 - 2016-10-31: Silence: A Novel (Picador Modern Classics) - Shusaku Endo, William Johnsto
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Last post: Well, it's short, but I'm going to continue reading it in small pieces. The introduction and scene setting took quite a while, but after the first third, the religious/philoso... by BrokenTune
2016-08-01 - 2016-08-31: The Hangman's Daughter - Lee Chadeayne, Oliver Pötzsch
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Last post: I was planning on reading it anyway, so I'm glad I got the chance the discuss it a bit. It wasn't terrible, and I can see some people really liking it. But yeah, flaws were pr... by Tannat
2016-07-01 - 2016-07-31: The Colour of Poison: A Sebastian Foxley Medieval Mystery (Volume 1) - Toni
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Last post: Not sure what he was hoping to achieve, but he was blocked & deleted quickly! by Carpe Librum
2016-06-01 - 2016-06-30: A Bloody Field by Shrewsbury - Edith Pargeter
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Last post: The relative rating point is definitely true. I also think I do tend to be a little kinder in my ratings now. A greater respect for what goes into writing a book helps me see ... by Carpe Librum
Future Reads
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Last post: If I have time, I may join in for a reread of 'Bloody Field by Shrewsbury'. It's been a long time since I read it. I'm also interested in "Silence". My library only has one ... by
2016-05-01 - 2016-05-31: Azincourt - Bernard Cornwell
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Last post: Azincourt - Bernard Cornwell Reading start: 2016-05-01 Reading finish: 2016-05-31 by Carpe Librum
2016-03-02 - 2016-03-31: The Invention of Fire - Bruce Holsinger
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Last post: The Invention of Fire - Bruce Holsinger Reading start: 2016-03-02 Reading finish: 2016-03-31 by Carpe Librum
2016-02-01 - 2016-02-29: A Burnable Book - Bruce Holsinger
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Last post: I don't think I've asked her... by SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady
2015-12-01 - 2015-12-31: Legacy - Susan Kay
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Last post: Will do, and maybe I'll pick it up since it is on my TBR. by Carpe Librum
2015-11-01 - 2015-11-30: Winter in Madrid - C.J. Sansom
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Last post: I have finished & hope to get my review written later today. Anyone else picked this up? by Carpe Librum
2015-09-01 - 2015-09-30: The Game of Kings - Dorothy Dunnett
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Last post: Anyone else reading this one? I'm almost done but it is taking me a while. Between this and Mantel . . . whew! by Carpe Librum
2015-07-01 - 2015-07-31: A Place of Greater Safety - Hilary Mantel
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Last post: Thank you very much for the offer; but I think ILL will work for me. (I would have done it last time we were at the library, but it was a very brief visit.) by SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady
2015-05-01 - 2015-05-31: Sacred Treason - James Forrester
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Last post: I thought it slowed down toward the end, which was a little disappointing, but I would like to continue the series. by Carpe Librum
2015-06-01 - 2015-06-30: Shadow on the Crown - Patricia Bracewell
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Last post: In previous months I have seen club member reviews appearing on our book club page, but I'm not seeing a link to mine for Shadow on the Crown. Maybe it's only if we've review... by Carpe Librum
2015-04-01 - 2015-04-30: The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte C
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Last post: I´m struggling as well. I don´t know if it is because im reading the german translation or if it is the book in general. I suspect the latter. But I want to read a few chapter... by Lillelara
2015-03-06 - 2015-03-31: The Crown (Joanna Stafford) - Nancy Bilyeau
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Last post: For sure, I'll be back. I do like history, just not this book. by BrokenTune
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