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Articles

  1. General Escobar’s War

    November 15, 2016 2:01 am Leave a Comment

    “The best Spanish novel about the Spanish Civil War.” — Álvaro Mutis, Author, The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll, winner of the Neustadt International Prize for Literature   Winner of Spain’s prestigious Planeta Prize for fiction, this historical novel takes the form of an imagined diary by General Antonio Escobar,… Read more »

    Tags: Europe historical fiction history Spanish Civil War war

  2. The Time Before You Die

    August 20, 2016 9:31 am Leave a Comment

    A powerful, beautifully written historic novel of loss, finding and being found, set in a very traumatic period in Europe. The turbulent sixteenth century saw the disintegration of medieval Christendom as it was split into sovereign states. This was particularly destructive in Tudor England where rapid switches in government policy… Read more »

    Tags: England faith historical fiction history martyrdom

  3. Ben-Hur

    August 20, 2016 9:19 am Leave a Comment

    Ben-Hur is the classic, best-selling book behind the many famous film versions. The author, Lew Wallace, created a literary biblical epic in this exciting and inspirational story of friendship betrayed, revenge, and, ultimately, forgiveness and redemption. Subtitled “A Tale of the Christ”, Ben-Hur is the story of the fictional main… Read more »

    Tags: adventure classics ebooks historical fiction history novels

  4. First Chapter: The Last Crusader

    May 13, 2015 2:36 pm 1 Comment

    Read the first chapter of the novel The Last Crusader by Louis de Wohl. If you like what you’re reading, visit the novel’s page to learn more or order! CHAPTER 1 There was no road to Leganés, just a narrow, muddy path marked by occasional imprints of naked feet and… Read more »

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  5. The Wife of Pilate

    March 5, 2015 1:23 am Leave a Comment

    These three novellas from the acclaimed German writer Gertrud von le Fort, newly translated for the first time into English for this volume, are from her later works of historical fiction, in which she displays her mastery as a dramatist of ideas. The Wife of Pilate imagines the slow, arduous… Read more »

    Tags: Europe historical fiction history saints science

  6. Rose Trabbic

    I recently read a novel by an author I knew nothing about: Shadows and Images by Meriol Trevor. Meriol Trevor lived from 1919–2000. She was educated at St. Hugh’s College in Oxford. It turns out that she was one of the most prolific Catholic writers of the twentieth century, writing… Read more »

    Tags: Europe historical fiction Jane Austen John Henry Newman Louis de Wohl love Meriol Trevor Oxford Movement Regency novels

  7. Rose Trabbic

    The Crusades: Fact and Fiction

    October 21, 2014 5:27 pm 5 Comments

    A few weeks ago I posted about how I discovered the riches of the novels of Louis de Wohl here. A few readers suggested that I read The Last Crusader, about Don Juan of Austria. It was perfect timing, since I recently had a conversation with my mom about the… Read more »

    Tags: crusades historical fiction Louis de Wohl The Last Crusader

  8. Rose Trabbic

    Discovering the treasures of novelist Louis de Wohl

    September 15, 2014 7:30 am 7 Comments

    Several years ago, I bought a novel by Louis de Wohl as a birthday present for my husband. At the time, I was a little burned out on stories about the saints, so I gave no thought to reading it myself. Fast forward three years, and I am given the… Read more »

    Tags: historical fiction history Louis de Wohl novelists recommendations saints St. Augustine St. Francis of Assisi St. Helena St. Ignatius of Loyola St. Thomas Aquinas The Golden Thread The Joyful Beggar The Living Wood The Quiet Light The Restless Flame

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    Iota: A Review

    September 3, 2014 6:30 am Leave a Comment

    This review originally appeared in Ignatius Novels author Roger B. Thomas’s personal blog, A Prince of the West (post here). Reprinted in full with permission. I’ve heard it said that if the world made sense, men would ride sidesaddle. I’m going to up that by claiming that if the world… Read more »

    Tags: historical fiction history Iota novelists reviews T.M. Doran Terrapin Toward the Gleam World War II

  10. An Interview with Lucy Beckett

    June 4, 2014 11:59 am 1 Comment

    Lucy Beckett is an award-winning novelist living in Yorkshire, England, where she teaches at Ampleforth Abbey. Her novels include The Time Before You Die, A Postcard from the Volcano, and the recently released The Leaves Are Falling. She is also the author of In the Light of Christ: Writings in… Read more »

    Tags: A Postcard from the Volcano author interviews historical fiction Lucy Beckett The Leaves Are Falling writing

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