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What Should I Read? (Reader's Advisory)


historical fiction novels"Historical fiction is defined as novels (and sometimes short stories) with settings from a historical period at least fifty years prior to the work’s publication or occurring before the author’s memory."

"A historical novel is not merely a story set in the past but a story which attempts, with the aid of scholarly research, to reconstruct and bring to life the events, culture and Zeitgeist of the period."



Text: Baker, Jennifer S.. Readers’ Advisory Guide to Historical Fiction, American Library Association, 2014.

        Agnew, Kate, et al. "historical fiction." The Cambridge Guide to Children's Books in English, edited by Victor Watson, Cambridge University Press, 1st edition, 2001. Credo Reference, Accessed 02 Apr. 2018.

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