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Celtic Blood is the debut novel by Australian author James John Loftus, published in July, 2011. The novel is set in 13th century Scotland and the conflict between Anglo-Norman-influenced royal knights living in the lowlands, and independent…

Will Schaefer’s novel ‘The Wolf Letters’ is a murder-mystery set in England in 1936, but the murders relate to events in the eighth century. An historian investigates. The novel was inspired by the life of the Anglo-Saxon missionary…

The Wolf Letters, released in May 2011, is a debut historical thriller from Perth novelist Will Schaefer. The plot is a mystery that revolves around a stolen historical artefact (a wolf carved in jet) and two eighth-century letters found at the scene…

In this notice about the upcoming programme for the Grand Theatre, a screening of the 1923 silent film “Under the Red Robe” is announced. The film is based on Stanley J. Weyman’s historical novel of the same name. The novel is …

In this review of Jeffery Farnol’s historical romance “The King Liveth”, the novel is recommended to readers who appreciate the “picturesque recreation of the England of those far off [Anglo-Saxon] days”. Set in the…

G.H. suggests that the English novel is indebted to Chaucer’s literary device of throwing together people from assorted social grades to interact. The writer notes that few people read Chaucer for pleasure but if they did master Middle English they…

Victor Hugo’s novel, Notre-Dame de Paris, anglicised to ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ explores a number of themes: the role of religious fanaticism in medieval theology, passion and, for Hugo, old versus new Paris. France’s most famous…