Thursday, May 30, 2013
Thursday Thread - Historical Fiction Authors
I was recently looking at some old family photographs and wishing that I could have known this particular family member. Did she read, sew, enjoy walking? All these things that I wish I knew about someone who to some degree shares my genetics. Then I thought, if I could wind the clock back and sit with her what would we talk about?
In turn, that gave way to thoughts for a Thursday Thread and I wondered........
Q - Which historic author or character would you invite for dinner? In fact, if you could meet any historical fiction author, who would you choose and what question would you ask?
A - As a reader who tends not to read science fiction or books that do not have a dose of reality or almost reality I surprisingly love the Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon. On Diana's web page she explains how she came to write the series, but would it not be wonderful to have dinner with Diana and Claire and Jamie (the two central characters of the Outlander Series).
As the books are predominantly set in Scotland, we would in Jamie's honor have a traditional Haggis Supper, which is Potato, Neep or Suede and Haggis, a lovely glass of chianti and a good old chin wag about the period of history that is used as the setting for the novels.
Now as I come back to reality I wonder who you would invite for dinner?