Monday, March 1, 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 F :

1. Sarah (Reading The Past) - Ferney by James Long

2. Cat (Tell me a Story) - The Secret History of The Pink Carnation by Lauren Willing

3. Heather (Epoch Tales)- And Assembly Such As This by Pamela Aidan (Heather also left left her E entry )

4. Rowenna (Hyaline Prosaic ) - The Day The Falls Stood Still by Cathy Marie Buchanan

5. Stephanie (The Stark Raving Bibliophile) - Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

6. Marg (Reading Adventures) - Jackie French

7. Lucy (Enchanted by Josephine) - The French Mistress by Susan Holloway Scott

8. Leya (Wandeca Reads) - The Fire Kimono by Laura Joh Rowland

9. Ana T. (Aneca's World) - A Fatal Waltz by Tasha Alexander

10. Robin (The Lady Gwyn's Kingdom) - Falls The Shadow by Sharon Kay Penman

11. Carrie C.(Opalescent Essence ) - The Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzgerald

12- Teddy Rose (So Many Precious Books...) - Book of Fires by Jane Borodale

13. Miss Moppet (The Misadventures of Moppet) - Fortune Telling

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 March 14th to complete your mission, the next letter will be published on March 15th and it is the letter G:


  1. I've reviewed The Given Day, by Dennis Lehane. This is the best book I've read in ages - gritty, complex, with characters to love and characters to hate. Highly, highly recommended.

  2. My post is up - Mistress of the Sun by Sandra Gulland.

  3. It won't spoil anything to say I wanted to cry at the end of The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway. But I hope that will help convince folks to read it! An excellent book.

  4. Better late than never! My post is on Philippa Gregory.