Historical novel

Julia Quinn Books in Order

Julia Quinn Books in Order (Bridgerton, Rokesby, Smythe-Smith and more)

  • Carole 

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Who is Julia Quinn?

Julie Pottinger, better known by her pen name Julia Quinn, is a best-selling American author of historical romance, and the woman behind the wildly popular Bridgerton books, now a Netflix original series produced by Shondaland Media.

She sold her first book, Splendid, at the age of 24 and has been working with the same editor and publishing house for her entire career. Her books have been translated into 37 languages. In the United States alone, there are over 10 million copies of her books in print.

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Simon Scarrow Books in Order

Simon Scarrow Books in Order (Eagles of the Empire, Revolution, Gladiator…)

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Who is Simon Scarrow?

Brother of Alex Scarrow (see TimeRider Reading Order), Simon Scarrow is a British author and teacher known for his historical fiction series.

More precisely, Simon Scarrow is mostly known for his Eagles of the Empire series set in the territories of the Roman Empire, but also for his Revolution series about Wellington and Napoleon. He has written more than 40 books.

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St. Cyr and Kohler Books in Order

St. Cyr and Kohler Books in Order: How to read J. Robert Janes’s series?

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Murder in Occupied France.

What are The St-Cyr and Kohler Mysteries about?

Written by Canadian author Joseph Robert Janes, The St-Cyr and Kohler Mysteries is an historical crime series set in Occupied France during World War II.

Police inspector Jean Luis St. Cyr of the Sûreté Nationale watches the German tanks roll into Paris from his office window. When Gestapo agents burst through his door, he is destroying confidential documents with the care that is his trademark. As the Nazis take control of the city, they allow St-Cyr to remain at his post, solving the everyday crimes which do not stop simply because there is a war on.

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Bernard Cornwell Books in Orde

Bernard Cornwell Books in Order (The Last Kingdom, Sharpe, Azincourt)

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Who is Bernard Cornwell?

Born in London in 1944, Bernard Cornwell, is a british writer of historical novels, famous for being the creator of Napoleonic Wars rifleman Richard Sharpe but also for his Last Kingdom stories about the making of England.

He worked first as a teacher, before joigning the BBC Television for the next 10 years. He begun his career as a researcher on the Nationwide programme and ended as Head of Current Affairs Television for the BBC in Northern Ireland. At Belfast, he met his now wife, Judy, an American travel agent, and moved to the United States to be with her. He was refused a Green Card and decided to earn a living by writing, a job that did not need a permit from the US government. Finally, the adventures of a British soldier in the Napoleonic wars emerged… Later, the famous Richard Sharpe will also become a TV hero on ITV, and his Last Kingdom series has also been adapted for television by BBC.

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Deborah Harkness Books in Order

Deborah Harkness Books in Order (All Souls Trilogy, Time’s Convert, The Jewel House)

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Who is Deborah Harkness?

An American scholar and novelist, Deborah Harkness is best known as the author of the All Souls Trilogy. She also is an executive producer on the television series, A Discovery of Witches, based on her trilogy.

Harkness is a professor of history at the University of Southern California who has been the recipient for multiples honors and awards.Read More »Deborah Harkness Books in Order (All Souls Trilogy, Time’s Convert, The Jewel House)

Kate Mosse Books in Order

Kate Mosse Books in Order (Labyrinth, Languedoc trilogy, The Burning Chambers series)

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Who is Kate Mosse?

Kate Mosse is en English writer and broadcaster, mostly known for her book Labyrinth. Before becoming a full time writer, she worked in publishing. She also writes for various newspapers and magazines, is a regular guest on UK radio and television, and has presented a few shows.

Mosse was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2013 Birthday Honours for services to literature.Read More »Kate Mosse Books in Order (Labyrinth, Languedoc trilogy, The Burning Chambers series)

Six Tudor Queens Book in order: How to read Alison Weir’s historical Series?

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Dive into the stories of the wives of Henry VIII…

What are the Six Tudor Queens Book Series about?

Written by British author and public historian Alison Weir, the Six Tudor Queens book series  is about, you guessed it, the wives of Henry VIIII.

It is a six-book series in which each novel covers one of King Henry VIII’s wives, with with associated e-books serving as companion piece.

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Philippa Gregory Books in Order

Philippa Gregory Books in Order (Plantagenet and Tudor, Wideacre, Fairmile)

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Who is Philippa Gregory?

Born on January 9, 1954 in Nairobi, Philippa Gregory is an English historical novelist who has been publishing since 1987. She attended the University of Edinburgh where she earned her doctorate in 18th-century literature. Her first novel, Wideacre, was written as she completed her PhD and became an instant worldwide bestseller. On its publication, she became a full-time writer.

She has written novels set in several different historical periods, though primarily the Tudor period and the 16th century. She won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award by the Romantic Novelists’ Association in 2002 and have seen multiple books of her been adapted for television and film.

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