|11-21-2012, 05:40 AM||#61|
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Budapest, Hungary
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Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin series - 20 titles' worth of total historical immersion. I can't believe that no one else mentioned these already in this thread. It's rated as one of the great novel cycles in any genre.
Also, Ford Madox Ford's The Fifth Queen trilogy about Katharine Howard and Henry VIII - available now for free courtesy of Gutenberg. Ford's Parade's End series is also a great take on life just before and during World War I - "possibly the greatest 20th-century novel in English", says one critic.
|11-23-2012, 09:29 AM||#62|
Join Date: Nov 2010
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I'm presently reading the second book in Follet's Century Trilogy, 'Winter of the World'. I'm totally wrapped up in this story!
After reading through this thread, I think I might try Giles Kristian's Raven series next. I hope he will present the historical background as well as O'Brian, Cornwell, Iggulden, and Follet.
|11-25-2012, 05:11 PM||#63|
Join Date: Apr 2012
KrowNB, I felt exactly the same about the Aubrey/Maturin series. I read the books, one after the other - bought what I couldn't borrow - until it came to the last one. I've never been able to bring myself to read it.
|11-26-2012, 08:08 AM||#64|
Join Date: Sep 2009
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Well you can always buy the cookbook "Lobscouse and spotted dog" http://www.amazon.com/Lobscouse-Spot.../dp/0393320944
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