Day: November 7, 2015

Rosie’s Book Review Team #RBRT Owen by @tonyriches #HistFic

My review of ‘Owen’ by Tony Riches. Definitely one for historical fiction fans.

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Today’s team book review comes from Alison, she blogs at alisonwilliamswriting.wordpress.com

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Owen – Tony Riches

I love a good, intelligent historical novel. There are so many out there, and I have to be honest and say that, on many occasions, I have bought a promising looking book, only to abandon it within the first few chapters. Very often, the detail won’t be right, or the characters will behave in a way that just isn’t realistic for the time. One of the main issues though is that the dialogue can be so hard to get right. I’ve read so many historical novels where the characters use words that just wouldn’t have been around in the period in which they are set, or, alternatively, where the writer is so keen to make the dialogue authentic that they overdo it and render the…

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