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Book recommendations please

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clairethewitch70 Tue 11-Apr-17 16:39:40

Can anyone recommend novels for me set in one of my three favourite places?

Wales - modern or historical
Glastonbury - modern, historical, Pagan or fantasy
Ancient Egypt


TheOnlyLivingBoyInNewCross Tue 11-Apr-17 17:07:10

Have you read Sharon Penman's Welsh Princes trilogy beginning with Here Be Dragons? It's about the Welsh Princes of medieval Gywnedd - set in the time of Richard the Lionheart/King John. A great read.

SplitInfinitive Tue 11-Apr-17 17:23:17

For Glastonbury, have you read The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence?

InsaneDame Tue 11-Apr-17 18:27:49

Wilbur Smith has a a very good Egyptian series - the first one is called River God.

clairethewitch70 Tue 11-Apr-17 19:55:02

Thanks all, going onto my book reading list for the summer.

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dalek Sun 11-Jun-17 17:00:52

Was just going to say River God - I was always quite sniffy about Wilbur Smith but then picked this up on holiday - someone had left it - absolutely loved it. Never read any more Wilbur Smith - more of a Stephen King girl.

dalek Sun 11-Jun-17 17:14:05

Hadn't realised there was a series - just bought the second one from Amazon - MN Books section and Style and Beauty are NOT good for my bank account!

Radishal Sun 11-Jun-17 17:15:30

Was also going to suggest Sharon Penman.

KeithLeMonde Mon 12-Jun-17 09:31:05

Two WW2 books set in Wales: The Welsh Girl by Peter Ho Davies and Resistance by Owen Sheers

I also have The Hiding Place by Trezza Azzopardi marked on Goodreads, although I haven't read it. It was a Booker shortlist book a while back.

OCSockOrphanage Tue 13-Jun-17 20:00:59

Barbara Erskine Lady of Hay. Timeslip romance, but fairly supernatural and quite gripping. Also long, so decent value. And it was a huge success so your chances of finding one on a charity stall are good.

bluemumsbluedog Tue 13-Jun-17 20:50:47

Back home by Bethan Darwin

cheapskatemum Wed 14-Jun-17 15:59:02

Aberystwyth Mon Amour, set in Aberystwyth, obvs! Very good and funny, enjoy!

cheapskatemum Wed 14-Jun-17 16:01:12

It's by Malcolm Pryce

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