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Jerome de Groot

Jerome de Groot rounds up recent releases.

Jerome de Groot casts his eye over a selection of recent releases.

Jerome de Groot considers recent releases.

In the latest of his occasional surveys of historical fiction, Jerome de Groot casts a critical eye on the often disparaged genre of romance.

In our latest survey of historical fiction Jerome de Groot finds a remarkable breadth of books that address our need for present-day certainties to confound the chaos of the past – and revisits a timeless classic.

Jerome de Groot wades through the swathes of warriors landing on his desk to give us a round-up of the best battle-laden historical fiction for this year.

What can historical fiction tell us about the past that factual history can’t? Does it distort the record and confuse the reader? What exactly is historical fiction anyway? 

Dr. Jerome de Groot of the University of Manchester considers the new series of Downton Abbey.

There is lots of fun in this latest round up of recent historical novels, with derring-do, cross-dressing, biblical plagues and Renaissance geniuses in the mix. Plus award-winning novelists, UK independent publishers and one of the finest living American writers.

In his occasional round up of recent historical fiction Jerome de Groot considers a range of titles showing the range and vitality of the genre. Fiction about the past, it seems, has an amazing capacity to explore the diversity of history.

In his occasional round up of recent historical fiction Jerome de Groot considers a wide range of books demonstrating the range and vitality of the genre. Fiction about the past, it seems, has an amazing capacity to explore and investigate the diversity of history.

Book review on New York by Edward Rutherford, by Jerome de Groot

Following decades in the literary doldrums, considered a genre for romance or military fantasy, the historical novel in the past two decades has never been more alive nor so fashionable, writes Jerome de Groot.


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