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Books set during wars

All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

‘All The Light We Cannot See’ is a beautiful haunting novel that allows you to completely immerse yourself in the story and the lives of the main characters. The story follows two characters through WWII. Marie-Laure LeBlanc is a girl … Continue reading

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The One From The Other by Philip Kerr

‘The One From the Other’ is Philip Kerr’s 4th Bernie Gunther novel and was written many years after the 3rd in the series. The story is set in 1949 and gives us a glimpse of postwar Germany. The country is … Continue reading

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The Girl in Green by Derek B. Miller

‘The Girl in Green’ is Derek B. Miller’s second novel. It is completely different from his first ’Norwegian By Night’ but just as brilliantly written and has just as much of an impact. The story begins in 1991. Twenty year … Continue reading

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A German Requiem by Philip Kerr

‘A German Requiem’ is the third book of Philip Kerr’s Bernie Gunther series and is the last of the ‘Berlin Noir’ trilogy (along with ‘March Violets’ and ‘A Pale Criminal’). This book jumps ahead in time to 1947 and illustrates … Continue reading

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The Lady from Zagreb by Philip Kerr

‘The Lady from Zagreb’ is Philip Kerr’s 10th book featuring Bernie Gunther. While I haven’t read all of the books in the series, I much prefer these to Philip Kerr’s standalone books. Bernie Gunther is an ex Berlin cop who … Continue reading

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The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan

‘The Narrow Road to the Deep North’ is one of the most moving books that I’ve ever read, and the characters – while many of them were heroes, were incredibly real with their pleasant sides as well as their good. … Continue reading

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The Pale Criminal by Philip Kerr

‘The Pale Criminal’ is Philip Kerr’s second book featuring Berlin detective Bernie Gunther and is set in 1938, two years after the first book. The first three books ‘March Violets’, ‘The Pale Criminal’ and ‘A German Requiem’ are available in … Continue reading

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Fields of Glory by Michael Jecks

‘Fields of Glory’ is the first book in a trilogy about the hundred years war and focuses on the battle of Crecy in August 1346. In this book Michael Jecks has combined well researched history with some believable (and sometimes … Continue reading

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1356 by Bernard Cornwell

After the three books of the Grail Quest – ‘Harlequin/The Archers Tale’, ‘Vagabond’, and ‘Heretic’, I thought that we’d seen the last of Thomas Hookton. So, I was thrilled when Bernard Cornwell released a new novel featuring Hookton and many … Continue reading

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Citadel by Kate Mosse

‘Citadel’ is my favourite Kate Mosse book so far. It is the third in the Languedoc trilogy. The other two in the trilogy are ‘Labyrinth’ and ‘Sepulchre’. ‘Citadel’ while containing stories from two different time periods, doesn’t have the main … Continue reading

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