1892 by Paul Butler
Pennywell Books (imprint of Flanker Press, St. John’s, NL, Canada)
Published: June 2008
Price: $16.95 (paperback; 165 pages)
Genre: Historical Fiction (romance)
About the Author: Paul Butler is the author of several novels including Cupids, Hero, NaGeira, Easton’s Gold, Easton and Stoker’s Shadow. Born in the UK, he currently lives in St. John’s, NL.
Author’s Website: http://www.paulbutlernovelist.com
Cover (4/5): The cover suited the book. It grabbed my attention while at the bookstore hunting for a Christmas gift for my mother. I specifically targeted books about Newfoundland because she’s from there. I found the cover uncluttered, and I could easily read the title and the author’s name.
Posted by Diane Tibert on June 6, 2012
Once Upon a Time, it was now . . .
I just finished reading The Art and Craft of Writing Historical Fiction by James Alexander Thom. The first part of the book was a little boring but surprisingly a pleasure to read. Does that make sense? Can something be a wee boring, still a pleasure?
Perhaps I felt a little bored because the first part of the book covered much of the same material I had read many times before: research, libraries, getting your hands on the documents, getting your facts straight, what is history, staying true to history . . .
Posted by Diane Tibert on March 24, 2011