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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY - NO 6 HISTORICAL FICTION



Wonderful Wednesdays is a meme about spotlighting and recommending some of our most loved books, even if we haven't read them recently. Each week will have a different genre or theme.




This weeks theme is Historical Fiction.

Which stories set in the past do you really love?

For me its difficult to choose between two top favourites

There is Cynthia Harrod Eagles and her books on the Morland Dynasty - spanning generations, linking one story with the next and also so beautifully done that a book can be read stand alone.
Then I have the inimitable Jean Plaidy - she covers Tudor and everything else though her Elizabethan themed books would be my top favourite.


               

Cynthia Harrod Eagles combines history with family - the history is a background to the family which lives in the period. Jean Plaidy combines history with romance and here history is at the forefront of the story.
This meme is hosted by Tiny Library. Please do go visit and if you like historical fiction the blogs affiliated to the meme are right up your street.

7 comments:

Booklover Book Reviews said...

I enjoy a story spanning family generations, they are have such gravity and appear to exist in spite of the characters within them.

MARIA GRAZIA said...

I can't share the same love for family sagas but I love a good historical novel. Thanks for your suggestions, Mystica!

mel u said...

These are very good suggestions and both of these writers I have heard of but not yet tried.

JoAnn said...

Both of these authors have been recommended by other bloggers, but I haven't read either... yet. Thanks for reminding me!

Joanne said...

Good choices -- I've read the first book in the Morland series and enjoyed it very much, and of course, Plaidy is just in a category all her own -- a very special writer.

Amused said...

Historical fiction is one of my favorite genres too - you've picked some good ones!

Sam (Tiny Library) said...

Oh, I haven't read any of these authors even though I know that I should.

Thanks for taking part!