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The Joys of Good Historical Fiction

on 12/07/2016

​Reading Jean Gill’s Song at Dawn, a historical fiction about the troubadours of the Renaissance, and I love it. 

Not only has Jean Gill become one of my favourite authors, but her approach to history reminds me of one of my favourite Croatian authors, M. J. Zagorka, who had the amazing skill of making characters come to life and stand out of the social and political intrigue of the time, so that she kept my interest in the story as well as the history. 

The first paper mill, the trade and religious skirmishes, the ‘game of thrones’, the marital conventions, the status of every single person at court… and in the midst of that, a proper romance, with all the dangers and passion… 

And I am only half way through the book, so this is not even a review yet:)

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