2 comments on “Historical Fiction Week on VL”
Sunny Lanning February 26, 2017
Fun! When done right, it can transport you to another time and place as if a history book came alive. Since Book Fox Kate has just returned from a conference about the genre, we decided to celebrate it with it’s very own theme week. Share this:TwitterFacebookPinterestEmailPrintGoogleLike this:Like Loading… Wednesday- Simon uses The House on the Strand by Daphne du Maurier to explore his problems with historical fiction. Historical Fiction Week on VL
Historical fiction is the closest thing we have to a time machine. I try to capture the essence of the French court in my trilogy: “Secrets of Versailles”. I love the Elizabethan works by Philippa Gregory. However, in the interest of fairness, we also have a post from a Fox who is, as they say, not a fan. Very true. Friday- Jackie presents one of her favorite series by Candace Robb. Monday- Kate describes the wonders of the Historical Fiction Research Network, the ageing of Elizabeth 1, the filmed re-enactments of historical beheadings and the creation of a fictitious Iowan town to teach architecture. Personally, it’s my favorite genre to read and I can distinctly recall the moment a librarian introduced me to the first novel of that type(it was Cecelia Holland’s Firedrake). http://www.JPRobinsonbooks.com JP Robinson February 26, 2017
I like the comparison to the time machine. Whichever way you feel about it, we hope you’ll find something of interest in our historical week. I think my favorite is The Other Boleyn Girl. Wyeth, found on Pinterest. Painting in sepia of King Arthur by master illustrator N.C.