Wednesday, 11 November 2009

New Wednesday Paperbacks

The Pyramids: Their Archaeology and History, Miroslav Verner (Atlantic Books)
An introduction to the science and history of the pyramids set in the context of ancient Egyptian culture and politics.

100 Must-read Historical Novels, Nick Rennison (A&C Black)
This latest guide in the Bloomsbury Must-Reads series describes 100 of the finest historical novels with a further 500 recommendations and features an introduction with an overview of the genre from the time of Sir Walter Scott to the present day.

Owl, Desmond Morris (Reaktion Books)
Owl explores the natural and cultural history of owls, describing their evolution into today’s numerous species and wide distribution around the world. The author explains the folk tales, myths and legends of many native peoples in which owls occur, as well as discussing examples of owls in art, film, literature and popular culture.

History Meets Fiction, Beverley Southgate (Longman)
An account of the contentious relationship between history and fiction set in a broad historical and philosophical context. Based on case studies, the author shows how authors, such as Dickens, Proust, Virginia Woolf and Penelope Lively, often anticipated historians in their discussions of issues of truth, objectivity memory and identity.

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