Author(s): Nick Rennison
Historical fiction is a hugely popular genre of fiction providing fictional accounts or dramatizations of historical figures or events. This latest guide in the highly successful Bloomsbury Must-Reads series depicts 100 of the finest novels published in this sector, with a further 500 recommendations. A wide range of classic works and key authors are covered: Peter Ackroyd, Margaret Attwood, Sarah Waters, Victor Hugo and Robert Louis Stevenson to name a few. If you want to expand your reading in this area, or gain a deeper understanding of the genre - this is the best place to start! Inside you'll find: * An extended Introduction to historical fiction * 100 titles highlighted A-Z by novel with 500 Read-on recommendations * Read-on-a-theme categories * Award winners and book club recommendations
A highly popular genre of fiction with a huge fanbase and many devoted websites and organisations Historical fiction shares territory with other genres (crime and romance) - a large and broad market Of Richard and Judy's 8 summer reads last year, 4 were historical novels
Nick Rennison is a bookseller, editor and freelance writer. He reviews new titles for Waterstones Books Quarterly, and is the author of the Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide, 100 Must-Read Classic Novels, and co-author of 100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels and 100 Must-Read Crime Novels.