Win £500 in book vouchers by helping us with a 7 minute reader survey click here.

win prizes desmond elliott 2017 twitter hold back the stars

Historical Fiction Historical Fiction Books

All authors and books in this category
Show this month's Historical Fiction Books
Show All Historical Fiction Books

Authors writing in this genre

Peter Ackroyd
Simon Acland
Jussi Adler-Olsen
James Aitcheson
Geoff Akers
Boris Akunin
Edoardo Albert
Mark Alder
Naomi Alderman
Keir Alexander
Rebecca Alexander
Sara Alexander
Isabel Allende
Sara Allerton
Meryn Allingham
Merryn Allingham
Judith Allnatt
Anita Amirrezvani
Martin Amis
Valerie Anand
Lyn Andrews
Maria Angels Anglada
Jeffrey Archer
Rosie Archer
Gaynor Arnold
Michael Arnold
Jake Arnott
Richard Aronowitz
Jami Attenberg
Jean M. Auel
Jane Austen
Paul Auster
Tash Aw
Pete Ayrton
David Baddiel
Gillian Bagwell
Martine Bailey
Virginia Baily
Beryl Bainbridge
Anne Baker
Jo Baker
Mary Balogh
John Banville
Jenny Barden
Pat Barker
Anne Barnett
Shirley Barrett
Sebastian Barry
M. C. Beaton
Sally Beauman
Charles Belfoure
Zana Bell
David Benioff
Anouar Benmalek
James Benmore
Anne Bennett
Vanora Bennett
Louis de Bernieres
Steve Berry
Charlotte Betts
Nancy Bilyeau
Stewart Binns
Benjamin Black
Sarah Blake
Christopher Bland
Anne Blankman
Marlen Suyapa Bodden
Chris Bohjalian
Dave Boling
Darcey Bonnette
Jane Borodale
Sam Bourne
Christopher Bowden
William Boyd
Joseph Boyden
John Boyne
Barbara Taylor Bradford
Rita Bradshaw
Melvyn Bragg
Benet Brandreth
Kay Brellend
Charlotte Bronte
Rhidian Brook
Geraldine Brooks
Xan Brooks
Louise Brown
Elizabeth Buchan
John Buchan
John Buchan
John Buchan
John Buchan
Emily Bullock
Jessie Burton
Robert Olen Butler
Robyn Cadwallader
Christian Cameron
Andrea Camilleri
Anthony Capella
Peter Carey
Liz Carlyle
J L Carrell
M. J. Carter
Alison Case
Margaret Cezair-thompson
Elizabeth Chadwick
Mary Chamberlain
Ella March Chase
Tracy Chevalier
Yangsze Choo
Agatha Christie
Alix Christie

Paul Christopher
Cassandra Clark
Stuart Clark
Susanna Clarke
John Henry Clay
Chris Cleave
Katherine Clements
Rory Clements
Toby Clements
Berwick Coates
Jonathan Coe
Paulo Coelho
Beatrice Colin
Paul Fraser Collard
Courtney Collins
Martha Conway
Jackie Copleton
Amanda Coplin
Bernard Cornwell
Armando Lucas Correa
Francis Cottam
Christina Courtenay
Clive Cussler, Justin Scott
Debra Daley
Martin Davies
Peter Ho Davies
Anna Davis
Lindsey Davis
Eleanor De Jong
Oscar de Muriel
Ellie Dean
Rebecca Dean
S. J. Deas
Frank Delaney
Kim Devereux
Isla Dewar
Patrick deWitt
William Dietrich
E. A. Dineley
Anton DiSclafani
Michael Dobbs
Anthony Doerr
Mia Dolan
Angus Donald
Emma Donoghue
John Donoghue
Margaret Doody
Nadine Dorries
Louise Doughty
Donna Douglas
Gregory Dowling
Therese Down
Lesley Downer
David Downing
Roddy Doyle
Nick Drake
Carol Drinkwater
Maurice Druon
Daphne du Maurier
Maria Duenas
P. S. Duffy
Sarah Dunant
David Dunham
Helen Dunmore
Suzannah Dunn
Sam Eastland
Robert Edric
Robert M. Edsel
Esi Edugyan
Jennifer Egan
Thomas Eidson
Cecilia Ekback
Peggy Elliott
Janet Ellis
Thomas Anthony Ellis
James Ellroy
Ben Elton
Barbara Erskine
Claire Evans
Harriet Evans
Lissa Evans
Mark Evans
Natalie Meg Evans
Jonathan Evison
Robert Fabbri
Robert Fabbri
Ildefonso Falcones
Nigel Farndale
J.G. Farrell
Sebastian Faulks
Lyndsay Faye
Ellen Feldman
Ben Fergusson
Gordon Ferris
T. P. Fielden
Jennie Fields
Mick Finlay
Marina Fiorato
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Penelope Fitzgerald
Kylie Fitzpatrick
Fannie Flagg
Leah Fleming
Susan Fletcher
Katie Flynn
Giles Foden
Gaelen Foley
Lucy Foley
Ken Follett
Jamie Ford
Mackenzie Ford
C. S. Forester, Sir Max Hastings
James Forrester
Kate Forsyth
Mo Foster
Ben Fountain
Karen Joy Fowler
Essie Fox
Ronald Frame
Ariana Franklin
George Macdonald Fraser
Guy Fraser-Sampson
Charles Frazier
L. R. Fredericks
Anna Freeman
Elizabeth Fremantle
Meelis Friedenthal
Jean Fullerton
Anna Funder
Kate Furnivall
Alan Furst
Diana Gabaldon
Neil Gaiman
Iain Gale
Patrick Gale
Alessandro Gallenzi
Wray Delaney
Sally Gardner
Elizabeth Gaskell
Mark Gatiss
Sue Gee
Margaret George
Nicci Gerrard
Tess Gerritsen
Amitav Ghosh
Mary Gibson
Elisabeth Gifford
Elizabeth Gill
David Gillham
Ruth Gilligan
David Gilman
Guinevere Glasfurd
Glen David Gold
William Golding, Ronald Blythe
William Golding, Victoria Glendinning
William Golding, Robert McCrum
Alison Goodman
Daisy Goodwin
Rosie Goodwin
Robert Goolrick
Rosemary Goring
Christopher Gortner
Jo Graham
Laurie Graham
Winston Graham
Linda Grant
Eliza Granville
Robert Graves
Clio Gray
Alex Grecian
Philippa Gregory
Susanna Gregory
Julia Gregson
Andrew Greig
Kate Grenville
Elly Griffiths
T. D. Griggs, Tom Macaulay
Jonathan Grimwood
Lucretia Grindle
Kathleen Grissom
Andrew Gross
Annie Groves
Michael Gruber
Sara Gruen
Abdulrazak Gurnah
John Guy
Catherine Hall
Sylvian Hamilton
Graham Hancock
Titania Hardie
John Harding
Frances Hardinge
Thomas Hardy
Patricia Harman
Karen Harper
Jane Harris
Robert Harris
Rosie Harris
Cora Harrison
Kathryn Harrison
Sarah Harrison
Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
Lilian Harry
Emily Hauser
Ashley Hay
Anthony Hays
Shirley Hazzard
James Heneage
Georgette Heyer
Katie Hickman
Joanna Hickson
Lawrence Hill
Ed Hillyer
Victoria Hislop
Charlotte Hobson
Amanda Hodgkinson
Antonia Hodgson
Alice Hoffman
Stark Holborn
James Holland
Helen Hollick
Alan Hollinghurst
Mike Hollow
Bruce Holsinger
Anna Hope
Ellen Horan
Nancy Horan
Debbie Horsfield, Damian Timmer
Michel Houellebecq
Sandra Howard
Audrey Howard
HRH Princess Michael, of Kent
HRH Princess Michael of Kent
Lucy Hughes-Hallett
M K Hume
C. C. Humphreys
C. C. Humphreys
Laird Hunt
Rebecca Hunt
Seth Hunter
Conn Iggulden
Michael Irwin
Douglas Jackson
Anna Jacobs
David James
Eloisa James
Erica James
P. D. James
Quintin Jardine
Dinah Jefferies
Pam Jenoff
Rebecca F. John
Deborah Johnson
Suzanne Joinson
Sadie Jones
Wendy Jones
Christopher Jory
Ben Kane
Jessica Francis Kane
Panos Karnezis
M. R. C. Kasasian
Francesca Kay
Guy Gavriel Kay
M. M. Kaye
Susanna Kearsley
Daniel Kehlmann
N. M. Kelby
Emma Kennedy
Hannah Kent
Jasper Kent
Kathleen Kent
Philip Kerr
Julie Kibler
Sue Monk Kidd
Catherine King
Judith Kinghorn
Paul Kingsnorth
Barbara Kingsolver
Christina Baker Kline
Affinity Konar
Elizabeth Kostova
Giles Kristian
Barbara Kyle
Vanessa LaFaye
Victoria Lamb
Susan Lanigan
Joe R. Lansdale
Mark A. Latham
Stephanie Laurens
Stephen Lawhead
Deborah Lawrenson
Ewan Lawrie
John Lawton
Caroline Lea
Richard Ned Lebow
Maureen Lee
Christy Lefteri
Ursula Le Guin
Dennis Lehane
Pierre Lemaitre
Judith Lennox
Margaret Leroy
V.C. Letemendia
Louise Levene
Andrea Levy
Marina Lewycka
Nell Leyshon
Freda Lightfoot
Howard Linskey
Mario Vargas Llosa
James Long
Claire Lorrimer
Elizabeth Loupas
Sara Lovestam
Michelle Lovric
Annabel Lyon
Rose Macaulay
Bruce Macbain
Bonnie MacBird
Ann-Marie MacDonald
Jane Mackenzie
S. G. MacLean
Kevin MacNeil
Martine Madden
Richard Madeley
Audrey Magee
Gregory Maguire
David Maine
Karen Maitland
Cesca Major
Allan Mallinson
Marco Malvaldi
Sarita Mandanna
Valerio Massimo Manfredi
Leslie Mann, Richard Overy
Kate Manning
Hilary Mantel
Emma Marriott
Edward Marston
Andrew Martin
Valerie Martin
Rebecca Mascull
Richard Mason
Allan Massie
Elizabeth Massie
Peter Matthiessen
Sue Mayfield
Jenny Mayhew
Anna Mazzola
Alexander McCall Smith
Colum Mccann
Maria McCann
Gavin McCrea
James McCreet
Colleen Mccullough
James McGee
Bernie McGill
Kathleen Mcgowan
Patrick Mcgrath
Ian McGuire
Ami McKay
John R. McKay
Shirley McKay
Tamara McKinley
Adrian McKinty
Paula McLain
Katharine McMahon
Larry McMurtry
Alison McQueen
Jennifer McVeigh
Leila Meacham
James Meek
Rose Melikan
Jane Menczer
Valerie Mendes
Philipp Meyer
Andrew Miller
Madeline Miller
Rebecca Miller
Mark Mills
Giles Milton
Anchee Min
David Mitchell
Margaret Mitchell
Shandi Mitchell
Sara Moliner
Santa Montefiore
Graham Moore
Michelle Moran
Clare Morgan
Jude Morgan
Laura Moriarty
Toni Morrison
Mary Morrissy
Ian Mortimer
Kate Morton
Elizabeth Moss
Kate Mosse
Sir Andrew Motion
Jojo Moyes
Holly Muller
William Napier
Irene Nemirovsky
Stuart Neville
Elle Newmark
Christopher Nicholson
William Nicholson
Naomi Novik
Patrick O'Brian
Patrick O\'Brian
Anne O'Brien
Garry O'connor
Joseph O'Connor
Joyce Carol Oates
Mark Oldfield
Michael Ondaatje
Lauren Owen
Leonardo Padura
Felix J. Palma
Jay Parini
Simon Parke
Robert B. Parker
Adele Parks
Jean-francois Parot
S. J. Parris
Tony Parsons
Jill Paton Walsh
Gill Paul
Michelle Paver
Matthew Pearl
Iain Pears
Tim Pears
Lesley Pearse
Diane Pearson
Margaret Pemberton
Sharon Penman
Sharon K. Penman
Thomas Penn
Stef Penney
Andrew Pepper
Arturo Perez-reverte
Anne Perry
Sarah Perry
Valan Peters
Chris Petit
Nathaniel Philbrick
Marie Phillips
Alison Pick
Marge Piercy
Sarah Pinborough
David Pirie
Matthew Plampin
Steven Pressfield
Alex Preston
Annie Proulx
Michael Punke
Deirdre Purcell
Laura Purcell
Emily Purdy
Amanda Quick
Sarah Quigley
Anthony Quinn
Julia Quinn
Kate Quinn
Peter Ransley
Sarah Rayne
Elizabeth Redfern
Tracy Rees
Brenda Reid
Matthew Reilly
Erich Maria Remarque
Nick Rennison
Rachel Rhys
Lucy Ribchester
Eva Rice
Roberta Rich
Anthony Riches
Tanis Rideout
Bee Ridgway
Michael Ridpath
Suzanne Rindell
Kate Riordan
Imogen Robertson
Jennie Rooney
Andrew Rosenheim
Ian Ross
Jed Rubenfeld
Hallie Rubenhold
Eugen Ruge
Christopher Rush
Michael Russell
Edward Rutherfurd
Anthony Ryan
Jennifer Ryan
Robert Ryan
Robert Ryan
William Ryan
Cecilia Samartin
C. J. Sansom
Jill Santopolo
George Saunders
Guy Saville
Alex Scarrow
Simon Scarrow
Simon Scarrow
M. C. Scott
Manda Scott
Simon Montefiore
Simon Sebag Montefiore
Marcus Sedgwick
Lisa See
Diane Setterfield
Tim Severin
Jeff Shaara
L. M. Shakespeare
Elena Mauli Shapiro
Lloyd Shepherd
Lynn Shepherd
Sara Sheridan
Anita Shreve
Nevil Shute
Harry Sidebottom
Dan Simmons
Jake Wallis Simons
Helen Simonson
Katy Simpson Smith
Chris Skidmore
Dan Smith
David Smith
Dominic Smith
Fiona Veitch Smith
Martin Cruz Smith
Tom Rob Smith
Wilbur Smith
Wilbur Smith, Tom Harper
Wilbur Smith, Giles Kristian
Maria V Snyder
Natasha Solomons
Diana Souhami
Muriel Spark, William Boyd
Francis Spufford
Eva Stachniak
Mary Jane Staples
Mel Starr
M. L. Stedman
Danielle Steel
Stendhal
Neal Stephenson
Julian Stockwin
Mari Strachan
Lisa Stromme
Daisy Styles
Matthew Sullivan
Paul Sussman
Andrew Swanston
Katharine Swartz
Graham Swift
S. D. Sykes
Vanessa Tait
Frank Tallis
Ilka Tampke
Amy Tan
Reay Tannahill
Barbara Tate
Andrew Taylor
D. J. Taylor
Debbie Taylor
Kathleen Tessaro
David Thomas
Rosie Thomas
Harry Thompson
Jane Thynne
Lavie Tidhar
Hannah Tinti
Colm Toibin
Sandi Toksvig
Leo Tolstoy
Amor Towles
Rachael Treasure
Rose Tremain
Rose Tremain
Rose Tremain
Peter Tremayne
Liz Trenow
Ann Turner
L. C. Tyler
Beth Underdown
Cathi Unsworth
Nicola Upson
Rachel Urquhart
Antonin Varenne
Pip Vaughan-hughes
Roland Vernon
Penny Vincenzi
Henry Vyner-Brooks
Ayelet Waldman
Carol Wallace
Wendy Wallace
Natasha Walter
Minette Walters
Katie Ward
Giles Waterfield
Sarah Waters
Daisy Waugh
Pam Weaver
Katherine Webb
Alison Weir
Fay Weldon
Mary Wesley
Juliet West
Edmund White
K. J. Whittaker
Jack Whyte
James Wilde
Andrew Williams
Beatriz Williams
Kate Williams
Naomi J. Williams
Tim Willocks
Andrew Wilson
A. N. Wilson
D. K. Wilson
Elizabeth Wilson
Laura Wilson
Patricia Wilson
Robert Wilton
Jacqueline Winspear
Jack Wolf
Isabel Wolff
Alison Wong
Valerie Wood
Val Wood
Gerard Woodward
Kate Worsley
Jennifer Worth
Ming-Yi Wu
Geling Yan
David Young
Louisa Young
Robyn Young
Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  
Add to favourites

Once Upon a Time… __________________________

With authors like the two-time Man Booker Prize winning Hilary Mantel among its illuminati, it’s no wonder that Historical Fiction is arguably more popular than ever. Follow the lives, loves, betrayals, deaths, trials-and-tribulations of those that went before us.

Whether you follow Sebastian Faulks and P.S Duffy to the hell and displacement of the Front in WWI, Philippa Gregory to the intrigue, immorality and perils of the court of Henry VIII, or get rocked on the high seas of the King’s Navy in Patrick O’Brien’s Master and Commander, there is a wealth of exceptional storytelling to dive headfirst into. Where will you let our time machine take you today?

_______________________________

Wouldn’t it be nice to know that you’re never too far away from your next great read, great events, competitions and discounts? Sign up for our free emails and let the passion of our experts guide you to some wonderful new reading.

That book you loved has finally come to an end. Where do you go next? With our unique Author Like for Like tool, you’ll discover other authors guaranteed to be right up your street. Login, sit back, put your feet up and enjoy.

Reading Groups! Let us help you find your next hot topic. Visit our Special Section bursting with thought provoking titles and get an extra 5% discount if you buy 5 or more copies.

A selection of authors who will feature in this Lovereading category include:

Lindsey Davis
Peter Ackroyd
Michael Wood
Simon Sebag Montefiore
Umberto Eco
Pat Barker
Tracy Chevalier
Michael Jecks
Rose Tremain