Friday, January 30, 2009
Unearthing New Authors
Ok, so Elizabeth Chadwick is definitely not a new author but she is new to me and so she can still count as a Newbie!
I honestly adored this book and can’t wait to pick up more! I was so thrilled to see that my library has more of her work!
Surprise, surprise… I am back in the world of historical fiction! The Time of Singing is set in 12th century medieval England during the reign of King Henry II. This novel is all about social ties, social climbing, the restoration of family and titles, and medieval life in general. I liked this one so much because it is completely based on the actual Bigod family who actually existed but no one has ever bothered to tell their story before. Love it!
This author seems to only write about this one era in history and each of her novels follows a different character at a different time or place. Perhaps by reading more, it might feel like a series, but I’m not sure so I’ll have to get back to you on that one!
For some reason this novel kept on making me think of Ken Follett’s The Pillars of the Earth which is a good thing because I loved that one too! If you are one of the millions of people who read that then you will love Elizabeth Chadwick!
Also, this book is 517 pages and so it counts as my second Chunkster!!!! Wooo Hooo!!!!
My cats are circling me; it must be time for them to herd me up to bed! LOL! They’re so funny about their little schedules! Are yours like that too? If I stray from their feeding/sleeping/ cuddling schedule by even half an hour they’re on hot bricks! LOL!
Until next time…(and I promise my next post will be stitch related because I can't wait to show you my progress!!!)