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Happy National Book Lovers Day!  📚

Mom loves to read, and I am always curious to investigate whatever book Mom is reading!  We loved Susanna Clarke’s first book so much that we wasted no time in checking out her second one from our library.  The Ladies of Grace Adieu is beautiful inside and out—just look at that cover and the illustrations!

historical fiction set in britain

50 historical fiction novels set in england, wales, scotland, and ireland through the centuries!

i know there’s tons of books out there but these were chosen as a starting point for people looking for fiction spanning the last 1,000 years. happy reading!

books that span centuries

11th century

12th century

13th century

14th century

15th century

16th century

17th century

18th century

19th century

20th century

next: historical fiction set in france

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Two magicians shall appear in England…
The first shall fear me; the second shall long to behold me;
The first shall be governed by thieves and murderers;
the second shall conspire at his own destruction;
The first shall bury his heart in a dark wood beneath the snow, yet still feel its ache;
The second shall see his dearest posession in his enemy’s hand…

The first shall bury his heart in a dark wood beneath the snow, yet still feel its ache;
The second shall see his dearest posession in his enemy’s hand…

The first shall pass his life alone; he shall be his own gaoler;
The second shall tread lonely roads, the storm above his head,
seeking a dark tower upon a high hillside…

I sit upon a black throne in the shadows but they shall not see me.
The rain shall make a door for me and I shall pass through it;
The stones shall make a throne for me and I shall sit upon it…

The nameless slave shall wear a silver crown
The nameless slave shall be a king in a strange country…

“Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell” by Susanna Clarke

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