The Wizard of the Kremlin, by Giuliano da Empoli

The wizard of the kremlin book

To understand reality you have to take a long path towards the origin. The evolution of any human-mediated event always leaves clues to be discovered before reaching the hurricane epicenter of everything, where an unintelligible dead calm can hardly be appreciated. The chronicles erect myths and their…

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The years of silence, by Álvaro Arbina

The years of silence, Álvaro Arbina

There comes a time when the popular imagination is invaded by regrettable circumstances. In war there is no place for legends beyond the dedication to survival. But there are always myths that point to something else, to a magical resilience in the face of the most unfortunate future. Between …

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German Fantasy, by Philippe Claudel

German Fantasy, Philippe Claudel

The war intrastories make up the most noir scenario possible, the one that awakens aromas of survival, cruelty, alienation and a remote hope. Claudel composes this mosaic of stories with a diversity of focuses depending on the proximity or distance with which each narration is sighted. The short narrative has that great…

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The 3 best books of Santiago Posteguillo

Books by Santiago Posteguillo

Probably the most original Spanish writer of historical novels is Santiago Posteguillo. In his books we find pure historical narrative but we can also enjoy a proposal that goes beyond historical facts to delve into the history of thought or art or literature. The originality …

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The reading girl, by Manuel Rivas

Reading girl, Manuel Rivas

A few months after appearing in Galician, we can also enjoy this great little story in Spanish. Knowing the taste of Manuel Rivas for squeezing the intrahistorical (and until the moment of being touched by his pen even anecdotally), we know that we are facing one of those committed plots and…

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The Architect, by Melania G. Mazzucco

the architect

The fascinating story of Plautilla Bricci, the first modern female architect, in 1624th century Rome. One day in XNUMX a father takes his daughter to the beach of Santa Severa to see the remains of a chimerical creature, a stranded whale. The father, Giovanni Briccio, called the Briccio, …

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Nobody knows, by Tony Gratacós

No one knows novel

The most established facts in the popular imagination hang from the thread of the official chronicles. History shapes national livelihoods and legends; all pasted under the umbrella of the patriotic sense of the day. And yet we can all intuit that there will be more or less certain things. Because the epic is always...

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Ken Follett's Top 3 Historical Novels

At the time I wrote my entry on the best books by Ken Follett. And the truth is that, with my taste for going against the current, I ended up setting three great plots that diverted the general view of the best-known works of the great Welsh writer in recent times. But with the…

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The 3 best books of Ildefonso Falcones


The maxims and popular sentences should always be taken as a guide, on whatever aspect they apply to. I say this because what is more difficult to maintain than to arrive would serve the case of Ildefonso Falcones. He arrived, reached the summit and, despite the difficulty of maintaining attention ...

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5 best books by Matilde Asensi

Matilde Asensi books

The best-selling author par excellence in Spain is Matilde Asensi. New and powerful voices like that of Dolores Redondo They are approaching this honorary space of the Alicante author, but they still have a long way to go to reach. In his long career, his trade and his number of readers ...

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3 best Robert Graves books

Robert Graves books

As a result of reading the book The Sixteen Trees of the Somme, by Larss Mytting, I evoked the participation of the great Robert Graves in the battle that took place in that French region of the Somme, where more than a million soldiers died and in which Own …

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Javier Negrete's 3 best books

Javier Negrete's books

Writing with knowledge of the facts about aspects that always cause admiration among readers, such as the historical fiction genre, already confers a point of authority and solvency on the subject of the narrative. And it is that Javier Negrete, graduated in Classical Philology, takes advantage of his ...

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