Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Ursula Blanchard Mysteries, Fiona Buckley
Great historical fiction about the Elizabethan period. Ursula is a "Lady of the Presence Chamber" in Queen Elizabeth the 1st's court. She ends up being a sort of spy. I've now read the first 3 of these books. They are all worthy of recommending to students. "Queens Ransom," my latest read,takes you into France during the Hueguenot and Catholic conflicts 1562. Buckley is a good historian and documents her sources. Good modeling for students.