Thema Subject Categories 1.4

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F Fiction and Related items
DO NOT USE: code ‘F’ itself, but select specific categories from section F*. Use all F* codes with: other subject categories and qualifiers where appropriate, in particular PLACE 1* and/or TIME PERIOD 3* Qualifiers where these aspects are particularly pertinent and significant. N.B. F* codes maybe used with appropriate non-fiction categories to indicate key settings or topics of the narrative, but for all adult fiction the primary category must be an F* code. FX* codes may be used to indicate a strong underlying theme. Also use with 5H*, 5J*, 5L* or 5P* qualifiers when these represent a significant topic or part of the appeal of the narrative. FY* codes may be used to indicate special features of a fiction title
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FR Romance
FRD Contemporary romance
Use for: romance where main characters live and work in a world most readers can understand, with modern conveniences and current social mores
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FRF Romance: wholesome
Class here: sweetheart, clean and cosy romance. Use for: romance that does not contain any strong language or physical intimacy. Use with: FW for religious romance, as appropriate, and with 5P* values from INTEREST 5* Qualifiers as appropriate
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FRH Historical romance
Use for: romance stories set in the past (typically before the writer’s lifetime), where the time period is a significant or essential part of the story, and that portray the spirit, manners, and social conditions of that time with realistic detail (e.g. Regency romances). Use with: PLACE 1* and/or TIME PERIOD 3* Qualifiers to indicate setting as appropriate
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FRJ Romance: ‘western’, rural or ‘outback’
Class here: cowboy romance. Use for: romance that takes place in very rural environments, often set on farms, ranches or in small rural communities, usually far from any city
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FRM Romantic suspense
FRP Romance in uniform
Class here: military, armed services, firefighters, police, pilots, cabin crew etc. Use for: romance stories where one or more of the main protagonists is in a job that means wearing a formal uniform
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FRQ Romance: medical
Use for: romance stories featuring doctors, nurses, etc
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FRT Romance: fantasy and paranormal
Class here: vampire romance, were / shifter romance. Use for: a romance story which blends elements from the fantasy genre or features mythical creatures or supernatural elements but remain primarily and recognisably a romance story. Use with: FM* codes as appropriate
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FRU Romance: time travel 1.3
FRV Dark romance
Use for: genre romance stories where the themes are dark, often exploring themes of evil or horror, usually featuring an anti-hero or non-heroic characters and/or distressing situations
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FRX Erotic romance
Use for: romance fiction which contains explicit sexual content, but which remains primarily and recognisably a romance story. Use with: INTEREST Qualifier 5X as appropriate. DO NOT USE: with FP code.
See also: FP Erotic fiction
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