Monday, November 23, 2015

Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours: Castles, Customs and Kings

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Castles, Customs, and Kings: True Tales by English Historical Fiction Authors (Volume 2)
Publication Date: September 30, 2015
Madison Street Publishing
Hardcover, Paperback, eBook; 598 Pages

Genre: History

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An anthology of essays from the second year of the English Historical Fiction Authors blog, this book transports the reader across the centuries from prehistoric to twentieth century Britain. Nearly fifty different authors share the stories, incidents, and insights discovered while doing research for their own historical novels.

From medieval law and literature to Tudor queens and courtiers, from Stuart royals and rebels to Regency soldiers and social calls, experience the panorama of Britain’s yesteryear. Explore the history behind the fiction, and discover the true tales surrounding Britain's castles, customs, and kings.

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"Thoroughly enjoyable and diverse...leisure reading for any history fan." - Elizabeth Chadwick, on Castles, Customs, and Kings (Volume 1)

Review:  I am currently still making my way through this book. What is wonderful about it, is that since it is essays that you can come and go as you please and skip around.

I have to say I automatically went for the Tudor period as I'm a total Tudor junky, but I did read the first early essays before I started jumping around. The contributors are some of my favorite authors, such as Sandra Byrd, Anna Belfrage, Nancy Bilyeau and Susanna Calkins. There are more contributions than these ladies.

If you are the type of person that wants to know more when reading your historical fiction, this is a great read for you.

Highly recommended for history buffs and historical fiction lovers

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