Tuesday, November 16, 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 V:

1. Cat (Tell me a Story) - V is for Venice

2. Marg (The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader) - V is for Various Flavors of Coffee

3. Sarah (Reading the Past) - V is for Victoria Hislop

4. Carrie C.(Opalescent Essence) - V is for Vreeland

5. Heather (Epoch Tales) - V is for Voyageurs

6. Teddy (So Many Precious Books) - V is for Vincent Van Gogh 

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'll have until November 30th to complete your mission, the next letter will be published on December 1st and it is the letter W:


  1. So sorry I missed the chance to put in my two cents worth that V is first and foremost for VIVALDI! There are several novels about Vivaldi's work with the female musicians of the Pieta. Readers might want to check out Barbara Quick's VIVALDI'S VIRGINS or my own THE FOUR SEASONS.

  2. Whee - I'm first! W is for winter. I've reviewed Helen Humphreys' The Frozen Thames.

  3. Laurel, good choices for V!

    Heather, I have tried to leave a comment on your post, but I am having a bit of trouble. Will try to do so over the weekend!