Monday, 8 July 2019

Favourite authors in the historical genre


You might think that because I write erotic romance, I would choose erotic romance authors for this prompt. However, in my spare time I love historicals, although I do have a fairly broad umbrella for the genre.

Philippa Gregory – I am well aware that Gregory has been frequently attacked for her grasp of history, particularly of Anne Boleyn. However, I can’t deny that her books are page-turners. I especially enjoyed her portrayal of the sociopathic Jane Parker.

Anne O’Brien – O’Brien deals primarily with strong women in history and has covered a lot of women I previously knew nothing about, like Alice Perrers, so I will read anything of hers.

Agatha Christie – This one might be more of a stretch, but I do find when reading Christie that I’m aware of how dramatically society has changed since she wrote her books. Casual references to the Chelsea coffee shop set and so forth leave me wide-eyed in wonder.

And because I love Christie I had to include Sophie Hannah, who has written two Poirot continuation novels and done an amazing job at capturing the style.

So who are your favourite authors?

9 comments:

  1. I love Gregory! I'm not familiar with her Jane Parker books, though. I'll have to check them out. Christie, it goes without saying, but I've not heard of Hannah... adding her to my list of authors to check out! Thanks! You can see mine here

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    1. "The Boleyn Inheritance" was a good one with Jane Parker.

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  2. I would definitely agree that Agatha Christie constitutes historical! I've still not read anything by her, but I'm hoping to change that this year.

    <a href="https://nerdyreadergirl.wordpress.com/2019/07/10/wednesday-weekly-blogging-challenge-july-10-2019/'>My list</a>

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    1. I love Agatha Christie, particularly the Poirot novels.

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  3. Oh! That's a genre I don't read much in. Great choices, though. My own list is here.

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  4. Great list! I love Agatha Christie. I've read a few Phillippa Gregory, too. They are page turners.

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    1. I'm a great fan of the Poirot novels in particular.

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  5. I really need to read Agatha Christie's books sometime! People say such good things about them :)

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