Monday, February 15, 2010

Challenge: The Alphabet in Historical Fiction

It's time for a new letter in The Alphabet in Historical Fiction but first let's take a look at our entries for the letter E :

1. Cat (Tell me a Story) - Year of Wonder by Geraldine Brooks

2. Carrie C.(Opalescent Essence ) - The Farming of Bones by Edwige Dandicat 

3. Ana T. (Aneca's World) - The Scarlet Lion by Elizabeth Chadwick

4. Leya (Wandeca Reads) - Eve: A Novel of The First Woman by Elissa Elliott

5.  Rowenna (Hyaline Prosaic ) - Hotel on The Corner of Bitter Street by Jamie Ford

6. Lucy (Enchanted by Josephine) - Trianon by Elena Maria Vidal

7. Whitney (Historically Speaking) - Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

8. Stephanie (The Stark Raving Bibliophile) - The Known World by Edward P. Jones

9. Teddy Rose (So many Precious Books...) - Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

10. Miss Moppet (The Misadventures of Moppet) - Barbara Erskine

11. Marg (Reading Adventures) - Leonardo's Swanns by Karen Essex

12. Sarah (Reading The Past) - Eleanor Fairburn

13.  Heather (Epoch Tales) - The Englishman's Boy

 And now it's time to remember the rules and introduce the new letter!

Each fortnight you have to write a blog post about an historical fiction book of your choice (it might even be something you already read before), but it MUST be related to the letter of the fortnight.

You have several possibilities:
- the first letter of the title
- the first letter of the author's first name or surname
- the first letter of a character's first name or surname
- the first letter of a place where an historical event took place

You just have to choose one of them and participate.

Please check our blog each 1st and 15th of the month to find out our new letter, and then link your post (not your blog) back to our page through Mr Linky (see below). Then come and check to see who else has posted and visit their blog to find out all the details of the book they were reading.

You have until February 28th to complete your mission, the next letter will be published on March 1st and it is the letter F:


  1. My post is on James Long's Ferney. I was determined not to be last this time!

  2. Oops, sorry - I meant to post my link on letter E, where I'm late; accidentally put it here and now can't undo it (#3). Will be more on the ball with letter F, which I should have ready in a week or so.

  3. OK, I've also posted my link to my letter F books (Pamela Aidan's Fizwilliam Darcy, Gentleman trilogy).

  4. I didn't love my book, this time, but I'm glad I read it because it was a very interesting experience ... The Blue Flower, by Penelope Fitzgerald.

  5. My F is for Fortune-Telling! I've posted excerpts from fortune-telling scenes from several novels, including Desiree by Annemarie Selinko and the first in Sandra Gulland's Josephine B trilogy - they all happen to be set in France!