Couldn‘t decide between two for #castleonthehill , so here they both are. And wildly different!
Seton‘s Katherine is epic historical fiction, set in the 14th century, a love story between Katherine Swynford & John of Gaunt. I‘m remembering castles!
The Time of the Goats is set in 1940s Skopje, Yugoslavia now North Macedonia, where the Kale (Fortress) is a presence across the town. And ends up as a home for a fair number of goats.
1. I‘m looking at/reading this book .... it‘s absolutely brilliant... ( @LittleBug )
2. Yes ! Because I cannot put this one down for long ..
3. Brown Birkenstock‘s- clogs
4. Bed / chest of drawers/ sink & mirror
5. We had dinner at 2. So last night .... all the leftovers .... whatever you wanted ... I went for stuffing & mince pies & wine ...
Happy New Year @MinDea
I couldn‘t wait to open this morning 🎉. Thankyou #jolabokaflod is today. Aukje, many thanks for this stunning book , I truly love it. And the chocolates are gorgeous.. ♥️ I can‘t wait to read & eat chocolate ☺️and thankyou Chelle for taking the time to make all this happen... Happy Christmas you two lovely Ladies of Litsy 😘😘
Day 2 #AdventRecommends
Katherine just has to make my top 24 list. This is a truly great historical fiction read - romance, action, adventure, intrigue, history - everything is thrown into it! Not read it? I strongly recommend this and most of the people that I know that love historical fiction love this. @Melissa_J It is set in 14th Century England, and has links to John of Gaunt. A truly great book and story!
Historical Fiction is my favourite genre. It allows me to step into others' shoes -- a Queen, a princess, or a medieval knight -- and to reflect on choices and dilemmas I would thankfully never have to face in real life. It allows me to "practice" outside the boundaries of my normal, safe, haven.
Katherine Swynford had to wait a long time before she was able to marry the love of her life, John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster. This is one of my all-time favourite novels 😊
Currently working my way through the “Plantagenets” but my fascination with this powerful English dynasty began with “Katherine.”
In my top three favorite books of all time.
Adult historical fiction. Love story with everything that could happen in the medieval world all mixed together. War, passion, plague, revolts. The historical figures in this story set the stage for some of the biggest events in British history as well as the royal lineage.
So many choices, but in the end gone for one of my favourite all time historical fiction books with #ANameInTheTitle , in fact with this one the name is the title. If you haven‘t read it you just have to read this book! #ReadingWomenMonth
Read this more times than I can remember. This copy was published in 1961. Was inspired by @TrishB to dig it out again.
I‘m not a fan of romance novels, but I do enjoy a good love story💋. Katherine is one of the best. It is a fictional account of the love story of Katherine Swynford and John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster. #EmojiNov
#TBRtemptation post 10! This 500-pager has been considered a classic since its 1956 release. This romance tells the true history-changing love affair between Katherine Swynford and John of Gaunt, ancestors of the British royal family. Conflict, cruelty, murder, plague, embattled knights, poverty-stricken serfs, Chaucer, The Black Prince, and Richard II, are all a part of this 14th-Century love story. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎
Sunday date with this pretty today. I love good historical fiction!
All-time favourite books? This question always gives me anxiety 😉 Here is a mish-mash of childhood faves, books that have stuck with me and books that I recommend (and I've tried to avoid reposting ... as THOSE are favourites, too ... sigh). #augustofpages #bookphotochallenge @TheSpinecrackersBookClub