At Home with Books. On Fridays, if we're not too busy, (you may laugh) and can remember that far back, I'm supposed to feature a book that was one I enjoyed years ago before I started blogging. There are so many to choose from. But this week, since we've been doing the Historical Fiction week in addition to BBAW, my choice is easy. Margaret Campbell Barnes was an author I devoured in my formative years...She had princesses, and romantic knights, and kings, and beautiful dresses and castles, and there was some history in there too, which I absorbed almost without knowing it. I could hardly wait for the bookmobile to come and bring another of her books. While written for adults, they are very readable for any pre-teen and up.
Now I notice that several of her books have been reissued in paperback and I could not be happier. These books are wonderful introductions to the world of HF for the next generation who can get some romance, history, and even a little intrigue without having to read some of the more raw stuff being printed these days. Accuracy doesn't necessarily mean I need all the nitty gritty.
the Fair. They'd all be candidates for a re-read if I come across them. I know my parents had a couple of these, but I suspect they have long gone the way of the wringer washer. I'll have to start haunting the used book sales.