Sunday, 1 March 2009
The Sunday Salon
This week has been dominated by my love of historical fiction.Although it took me just three days to read 'Innocent Traitor' by Alison Weir My mind was drawn back to the discovering of all these wonderful history books.
In the early 70's I was a student nurse working on an old people's ward.It was my first year in nursing and although I enjoyed the work I was very nervous and shy. I remember the Sister-in-charge with great affection. A wonderful, caring nurse whom I admired , she was only a few years older than me and I felt as though we were on the 'same wavelength', although her nursing was far superior to mine.
I noticed that every coffee/tea break she read certain type of books, in fact she seemed to have a new one every day. One day I plucked up courage to ask her about her book and she highly recommended
Jean Plaidy. From that day to this I have loved these books. Over the last few years I have broadened my horizons to incorporate such authors as Alison Weir. Hence my reading of 'Innocent Traitor'. There seem to be many more historical fiction authors than in the 70's, and I like nothing better than to check out their books. I am so grateful to that nursing Sister , who helped to open my eyes to the fascinating world of historical fiction.
Hope you all have a good week.