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Better Reading Top 100: The Top 17 Historical Fiction

Our Top 100 list of books (a poll of 5000 readers voted for their favourite books) reveals that we in Australia love a historical novel. Here are 17 of the Top 100 novels that are set in the near – or distant – past. Which historical novels do you love?


  1. Helen Jessup

    The book thief, amazing book. And an amazing movie. The Hel follows a close second. Not so much as a movie

  2. Jel Cel

    Here Be Dragons. By Sharon Kay Penman.

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