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Any travelling to USA (historical) book recommendations

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Nelliethehefalump Tue 25-Sep-12 20:55:40

Just that really - love the whole travelling on a ship to a new country and a new start, and wondered if anyone had any recommendations of books with a journey like that - or early years of the United States would be good too. Thanks.

SomebodySaveMe Tue 25-Sep-12 20:56:57

Never Look Back by Lesley Pearce

DuchessofMalfi Tue 25-Sep-12 21:27:09

You might not want to read The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan grin but it is good.

tripfiction Wed 26-Sep-12 22:25:59

Dancing Backwards by Sally Vickers

Chess by Stefan Zweig "Great book for fans of historic novels and subtle psycho stories, ship cruisers, and chess players"

A Stone's Throw by Fiona Shaw - A multi-layered story of three generations of one family, set in England and Kenya during and after the Second World War.

USA Historical:
A Breath of Snow and Ashes, by Diana Galbadon 1770s
Metropolis by Elizabeth Gaffney 1860s NYC

Hope they help!

elkiedee Thu 27-Sep-12 04:10:02

Joseph O'Connor, The Star of the Sea - though rather grim!

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