Normally we keep to items of interest about historical fiction that we come across, but today I wanted to say something about a historical fiction blogger. A huge congratulations to Meghan from Medieval Bookworm who gets married today. We wish them both every happiness.
Hot on the heels of winning the Booker Prize for fiction, Hilary Mantel has a piece in the Guardian newspaper talking about historical fiction.
Elizabeth Chadwick has posted an excerpt of her current work in progress over at her excerpts blog.
You can win a copy of Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel at Historically Obsessed.
At Enchanted by Josephine you can win a copy of Helen Hollick's Pendragon's Banner. You can also win this book at Passages to the Past.
Michele from A Reader's Respite is giving away a copy of Sharon Kay Penman's Falls the Shadow. Check out her giveaway announcement here, delivered as only Michele can!
Steven Till has a copy of Ice Land by Betsy Tobin up for grabs.