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Real People in Historical Fiction

The Mask of Apollo, by Mary Renault: I’ve read and enjoyed books by Renault before, so reading The Mask of Apollo felt very much like sinking back into a comfortable armchair: Renault’s style and voice were both familiar to me. I have to say though that The Mask of Apollo now probably ranks as my [...]

Mary Renault

The King Must Die, by Mary Renault: Reading Mary Renault always tempts me to become a classics or history concentrator. Mostly because it reminds me of the whole glamour of research: to be able to extrapolate an entire world from the fragments collected from crumbling, forgotten books and texts sitting neatly lined up on shelves [...]