Thursday, January 20, 2011

Women who made Waves!

Having recently finished the new biography of CLEOPATRA by Stacy Shiff, I must say, first, WOW! WHAT A BOOK! Delicious research and writing. If you are at all inclined to read tales about notable women, this book is definitely for you.
I love tales about Elizabeth I of England, Eleanor of Aquitaine and more contemporary types, such as Queen Victoria. My daughter has a mad passion to read anything, fiction or non, about Anne Boleyn. I am drawn to fictional accounts of almost any English queen, and a few French, too.
Some hold a fascination because they ruled in their own right. Others because they endured some event, tragic or heroic.
But other tales, like the one of a British woman on the front in World War I France, Vera Brittain, also get my attention.
Do you have a passion for reading novels or biographies of famous women? If so, do you note a trend in what you read? Or the type you prefer?

1 comment:

Amber Skyze said...

I'm with your daughter, I enjoy books on Anne Boleyn.