Historical fiction is a genre which explores stories set in a real place during a recognisable time in the past. Often extensively researched, historical fiction aims to portray a realistic and accurate version of the past with a focus on how people actually lived. The plot of historical novels can combine real events and people with completely invented characters and happenings. Historical novels can be set in ancient times as with the Cicero Trilogy by Robert Harris or in more recent times such as the World War 2 novels by Heather Morris. Lose yourself in a fantastic read - explore new and bestselling historical fiction now.