Saturday, August 04, 2007

Settings that capture the imagination

I have today posted a review of a book called The End of Sorrows: a Novel of the Siege of Leningrad in WWII over at Historical Tapestry.

This book was set in Leningrad during WWII when the city was under siege of over 1 million of the 3 million residents died. This is a setting that I have read several books about over the last couple of years since reading The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons, and I am sure to read other books that I come across in the future with this setting as well.

Are there any books that you have read that have sparked your interest in a particular place or time?


  1. Cease to Blush by Billie Livingstone ignited my interest in the rat pack and their time period. it was a good book.

  2. Debra Dean's The Madonnas Of Leningrad is also a wonderful book of that time, the siege of Leningrad. Beautiful images in the book, the beauty of the human spirit.

  3. I read that one a while ago! It wasn't a bad read!

  4. When I first read Posie Graeme-Evans The Innocents, I became fascinated with the whole "War of the Roses" era. Couldn't get enough of it!

  5. Have you read Sharon Penman Andrea?



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