Buried Under Books

Category: Historical fiction

Betrayal and romance in Cold War era Moscow and modern Boston

One of the best things about running this blog is discovering brilliant authors I didn’t know existed. Shamim Sharif is an award winning novelist, screenwriter and film director. She has written, adapted and directed her first two novels, ‘The World Unseen’ and ‘I Can’t Think Straight’, which have won international awards. ‘Despite the Falling Snow’, […]

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Romance, mystery and time slips in Ashdown House

Just look at that cover. Isn’t it pretty? I defy you to not judge this book by its gorgeous cover. It certainly seduced me into wanting to read the story, despite my mild aversion to historical fiction. What’s it about? Where to begin? Three time periods feature in this story of mystery and magic, romance […]

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‘The Lieutenant’: language and otherness in 1700s Australia

Having previously read and enjoyed Grenville’s 2006 novel ‘The Secret River’ I was pleased to be given ‘The Lieutenant’ as a book group read. Grenville is an Australian author whose fiction has won national and international awards. The copy I read was an uncorrected proof copy. What’s it about? Daniel Rooke is an outsider from […]

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