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Novels

  1. The Innocents and Other Stories cover
  2. Most Dangerous Innocence cover
  3. Bartolome de las Casas cover
  4. Cover for A Danger to the State

Articles

  1. The Innocents and Other Stories cover

    The Innocents and Other Stories

    December 16, 2019 3:37 am Leave a Comment

    Newly translated into English for the first time, these four novellas from the acclaimed German writer Gertrud von le Fort are from her later works of historical fiction. Ominous and mysterious, these page-turning stories bring to life momentous chapters in from the past. The Innocents, set in Germany after the… Read more »

    Tags: Europe historical fiction short stories World War II

  2. Most Dangerous Innocence cover

    A Most Dangerous Innocence

    December 16, 2019 3:35 am Leave a Comment

    It is 1940, the time of the Phoney War. Britain stands alone with German invaders waiting across the Channel and an anxious population preparing for the bloody battle ahead. In an isolated girls’ boarding school, sixteen-year-old Judy Randall watches the coming of war with a mixture of fascination and fear…. Read more »

    Tags: England Europe historical fiction World War II Young Adult

  3. Bartolome de las Casas cover

    Bartolomé de las Casas

    December 16, 2019 3:29 am Leave a Comment

    Bartolomé de las Casas is the most polemical figure in the great event that was the discovery and conquest of America. To some, because of his devotion to the defense of the rights of the natives, he is the apostle of the Indians; to others, because of his passionate denunciation… Read more »

    Tags: adventure America Europe historical fiction South America

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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 »

    Tags: crusades First Chapter historical fiction lepanto Louis de Wohl

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

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