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Emphasis on Fiction in the phrase historical fiction
Reviewed in the United States on August 9, 2016
Most of this book is bunk. I loved it as a kid, but now that I'm older and know more about the events it describes, I used the book to teach my kids about the influence of society at the time of a books writing (a book with a female protagonist will only be read by girls, and therefore must have romance) and the dangers of taking historical fiction novels as historical fact.