The Tenth Gift

The Tenth Gift - Jane Johnson This is not solely a work of historical fiction, as it is interspersed with a modern setting. However, the details of Corsair abductions carried out on the English coasts in the early 17th Century, told in exquisite and exotic detail, despite the horrors upon those whom it befell, makes this a stellar read. So well is this written that I could almost smell the spices in the Moroccan souq, as much as I could hear the whip fall on the backs of the captives. It is not a story which involves time travel, but it takes you back in history and keeps you enthralled.