Thursday, 19 November 2009
Booking through Thursday
This week's topic is ----
Do you think any current author is of the same caliber as Dickens, Austen, Bronte, or any of the classic authors? If so, who, and why do you think so? If not, why not? What books from this era might be read 100 years from now?
This is a difficult question. Looking back over my reading of the last year there are many authors who I can see as categorised as a 'classic' in the years to come. However, I'm going to pick Jean Plaidy.I have read more of her books than any other author and each one is as enthralling as the next.
She also writes as Victoria Holt and Philippa Carr .As Victoria Holt ; her novels take on the air of mystery and intrigue , as Philippa Carr she concentrates on the ordinary people in society caught up in historical times(at least that is the case with 'The Miracle of St. Bruno's' which I am reading now)and as Jean Plaidy the reader is amidst all the excitment and intrigue of history.
I believe her last books were written in the 1970's and she died in the 80's , there has been a great revivial in the writing in the last few years with many books been republished, surely that must be the sign of a 'classic' author.All her books I'm sure will survive another century.
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