Good historic novels

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    Bart Van Peteghem
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      I was wondering if anybody can recommend any good historical novels that take place in Celtic times. By “good” I mean both fun to read and historically correct. Thanks for your suggestions.

      #13443
      david poole
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        This is not a question which I can answer properly for you, which raises a very good point in itself: I tend to read spiritual or factual books, not historical fiction. I am actually thinking of something related to Stonehenge here, but without having read the book or books in question I feel that it is unfair to make recommendations.

        #13444
        Dowrgi
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          Hi Bart,

          Well, why not try with the actual mythologies and legends of the Celtic peoples? I’d say that’s a good way to get an insight into their worldview and culture. Historically correct, on the other hand, is a ‘big” question, so it depends what you’re looking for.

          As a youngster, I used to enjoy Rosemary Sutcliff’s works set in Roman Britain, that might be a start.

          Bennathow
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          #13447
          david poole
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            Peter Beresford Ellis has compiled a collection of Celtic Mythology in a large tome, I haven’t checked it yet and am wondering what it is like; might be my next read soon

            #13449
            Bart Van Peteghem
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              Thanks for your suggestions everyone!

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