I have loved Historicals since reading The Calico Captive (Elizabeth George Speare) in the third grade. What was your first?
I love sinking into a past world lovingly created around a good story…the ancient world, Rennaisance, Elizabethan, Victorian, Edwardian…all can take me into hours of otherworldly delight.
Old favorites: Mary Renault, Georgette Hyer, Robert Graves, Marguertie Youcenar, Lawrence Schoonover
New favorites: Stephen Saylor, Charles Finch, Robert Harris, Lindsey Davis
My biggest surprise: Norman Mailer’s Ancient Evenings. Not a fan of the man or his work, but I fell in love with this book.
Historicals are magical transport into the past.
What are your favorites? Why do you read Historicals?