This month, Julia’s History Refreshed column takes a peek behind the veil with a discussion of life in the seraglio. After inhaling the flavor of these vanished worlds in four novels, check out how much is fact, how much is invention, in a classic non-fiction account of the harem. Read about it here: http://freshfiction.com/page.php?id=8648
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For the month that means “romance,” what could be more romantic than an armchair voyage to Italy, courtesy of a quartet of historical novels set in that enchanting country? From the magic of a Venetian gondola, to the excitement of Siena’s paleo, to the walled charm of San Gimignano, to a thrilling chase through the city-states of Pisa, Milan, Venice, Rome and Naples, find a new trove of reading treasures here: http://freshfiction.com/page.php?id=8135
If you are dejected by the approaching end of the beloved Downton Abbey series, here are some fiction choices to console you that segue into the periods before and after the world of Downton. Plus, get a glimpse of what series creator Julian Fellowes is offering next! Find it at:
Searching for Victorian-set historical fiction (in honor of all the Christmas traditions that come to us from that era) Julia discovered that the majority she found were historical mysteries (thanks, perhaps, to Sherlock Holmes?) As an added present, many of the reader favorites are long-running series, perfect for avid readers who love to remain in a favorite fictional world. Enjoy! http://freshfiction.com/page.php?id=7953
Looking to read something from a distant and fascinating realm? Julia gives you several choices featuring real, mythical and purely fictional female characters in this month’s History Refreshed column, Medieval World of Craft and Intrigue, featuring the mysterious and mesmerizing medieval realm. Read it here: http://www.freshfiction.com/pages.php?id=history
For fans of fiction set in India (and lovers of the new PBS miniseries “Indian Summer”,) Julia has a new History Refreshed column up describing some new and classic works. Enjoy!