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Critics' Lists: Summer 2012

Rich Reads: Historical Fiction Fit For A Queen

Originally published on Tue July 3, 2012 10:33 am

Harriet Russell

I have always loved a great story set in the past. Give me a high-powered historical plot, and I will keep turning those pages until my eyes cross. Kings or consuls, functionaries or janissaries, it doesn't matter, only that it pounds onward to the conclusion — volcano explosion, battle or market crash. It's literary dessert, and I devour every bite.

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