I’m not sure my own effort at historical fiction (Strongbow’s Wife) satisfies all the criteria listed here. On the other hand, writers like Elizabeth Chadwick certainly do achieve the magical aim of showing us what life was like in the past.
If you read my recent post about the progress on my 2016 reading goals, you may have noticed I’ve been reading a lot of period fiction this year, and it’s really been inspiring my fascination with history! I love reading stories set in the past for much the same reason I enjoy science fiction and fantasy: they show me a world I could never see or experience for myself. And what more could you want from a fiction genre?
So continuing through my “five reasons” series, here’s a list of five reasons I love historical fiction. Enjoy!
1) It offers a deeper insight into human history.
History is fascinating, but there’s only so much we can…
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