23rd July 2012 09:50 PM
The War of the Roses is cited as a main inspiration for George R R Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” series, and as Sharon Penman’s novel is a highly regarded historical fiction of this period, I decided to tackle it.
The novel covers the life of...
Stopped off for petrol and the garage had a few titles on the shelf - saw one not only about Richard the Lionheart, but also written by Sharon Penman who wrote that great epic on the War of the Roses.
Am hoping for good things here. :)
I'm currently reading Here be Dragons, didn't think it was possible but she has made me see King John in a different light. I've never liked John, but this book has given me a grudging admiration for him.
I've also read The Sunne in Splendour and thought it was a brilliant read but then again...