Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Historical Fiction

Among the latest new books there are a few based on, or inspired by, historical events or people. Interested in Shakespeare? Check out Lisa Klein's re-imagining of Macbeth from the point of view of Albia, gifted with second sight and raised on barren moors by three sisters (Lady Macbeth's Daughter). If spy action is closer to your heart, try Lauren Willig's take on espionage in nineteenth-century Europe (The Betrayal of the Blood Lily). Or conspiracy, political backstabbing, and scheming in ancient Rome as imagined by Robert Harris (Conspirata).

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