This is a post I wrote for the online magazine Women Writers, Women’s Books about why we read historical fiction and the lessons, if any, we can gain from it.
We read historical fiction for a range of reasons beyond the pleasure of being immersed in another time and place. It gives us the chance to see beyond the names and dates, acts of Parliament and movements of armies to the people who lived through the great moments of history … continue reading
These are the books mentioned in the post with links to reviews. All are well worth reading.