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      Something Wicked This Way Comes...   10/09/2019

      The Autumn Supporter Giveaway!       Welcome to the very first of the seasonal BCF supporter giveaways! This month also marks one year since I took on the forum, so I want to say an extra huge thank you to all of you for keeping this place going. I have a little bit more to say about that later but, for now, let's get to the giveaway!     The Autumn Giveaway winner will be getting two Penguin Little Black Classics, The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe and To Be Read At Dusk by Charles Dickens. Both of these little books contain three atmospheric short stories, perfect for autumnal evenings. The winner will also get Mary Shelley tea (a lavender and vanilla black tea) from Rosie Lea Tea's Literary Tea Collection (https://www.rosieleatea.co.uk/collections/literary-tea-collection) and a chocolate skull, to really get that spooky atmosphere .   and...   A special treat for a special month. The winner will choose one of the following recent paperback releases from the independent bookshop Big Green Bookshop:       The Wych Elm by Tana French A House of Ghosts by W.C. Ryan Melmoth by Sarah Perry The Familiars by Stacey Halls  The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White   The winner will be chosen via the usual random selection process in one week. Patreon supporters are entered automatically. If you aren't a patreon supporter but you'd like to join in with this giveaway, you can support here: https://www.patreon.com/bookclubforum.   I really hope you're all going to like this introduction to the seasonal giveaways. It's been a lot of fun to put together. Other chocolate skulls may have been harmed during the selection process…     
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I love historical fiction, particularly with an ancient setting. (Please no more Tudors or Victorians, I beg you.) I finished L.M. Affrossman's Simon's Wife recently, which is set in the first century AD, and loved it. Can anyone recommend anything around this time or before?

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I, Claudius, Claudius the God by Robert Graves

 

Set in 1st Century AD, The books were made into a miniseries on PBS.

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Pompeii by Robert Harris set in the 1st century BC, and The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller is a retelling of the story of Achilles and Patroclus in the Trojan War (which I think was 12C or 13C BC?)

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Also by Robert Harris, the Cicero trilogy (Imperium, Lustrum and Dictator) are set in Roman times and very good in my opinion.

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