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Created on 2009-05-30 22:51:09 (#395968), last updated 2009-07-07 (403 weeks ago)

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Name:Reading the Past
Location:(states/regions/territories)
Membership:Open
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Community description:Historical fiction book club
"The past is strange. We have never been there and we can never go there. I have never recognised the past as a document, rather I understand it as a kind of lumber room, full of trunks of old clothes and odd mementoes. There are as many narratives as there are guesses." -- Jeannette Winterson

This community is for the discussion of historical fiction, the way it presents history, and the way that presentation changes over time.

Each month we will have a theme, which will either be a historical period (eg. "Ancient Greece", "Jacobite Rebellion") or a common subject matter (eg. "Gay history" or "Frontiers"). The themes will be announced well in advance, along with some suggested historical novels that match the theme.

Please feel free to discuss past and future themes, as well as the current theme, but tag your posts appropriately so people can find them!

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