Fri, 22 August 2014
Mud, fog, small beer, and not very much change in conversation over a lifetime spent in a 12th-century convent in eastern England. Sylvia Townsend Warner's pioneering historical novel The Corner That Held Them is about how history happens when you're not looking at it.
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Category:the life of the place -- posted at: 1:30am CET
Fri, 8 August 2014
For those with a fondness for Bonnie Prince Charlie, for lace jabots, snuff taken at the wrist, and the skirl of pipes on a wet foggy morning in the Highlands, these novels by John Buchan on the Jacobite Uprising / Rebellion will replace romantic tosh with splendid historical fiction that doesn't let sentimentality get in the way of the facts.
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Category:the great outdoors -- posted at: 1:30am CET