Saturday, May 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 J :

1. Ana T (Aneca's World) - Birds of a Feather by Jacqueline Winspear
2. Sarah (Reading the Past) - J is for Janice
3. Cat (Tell me a Story) - The House of a Thousand Lanterns by Victoria Holt
4. Naida (The Bookworm) - J is for Jane Boleyn
5. Rowenna (Hyaline Prosaic) - J is for Jordan Groves
6. Leya (Wandeca Reads) - J is for James, Syrie
7. Teddy (So Many Precious Books) - The Colony of Unrequited Dreams by Wayne Johnston
8. Lucy (Enchanted by Josephine) - Louis The Well Beloved by Jean Plaidy
9. Robin (The Lady Gwyn's Kingdom) - The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey
10. Stephanie (Stark Raving Bibliophile ) - J is for Jennifer Donnelly
11. Marg (The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader) - J is for Joan, John of Gaunt and Junior Kings
12. Alex (Le Canapé) - Joanna by Roberta Gellis
13. Heather (Epoch Tales - J is for Maureen Jennings

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


  1. Oh no, I forgot to add my J post to Mr. Linky! Anyway, it's on Maureen Jennings' Inspector Murdoch series, set in Toronto at the turn of the 20th century. Post is at

  2. Thanks Heather! I will add your post to the list for J.

  3. My K is The King's Mistress by Emma Campion, about Alice Perrers, who was mistress to Edward III.