Thursday, April 30, 2009

J-J de Josephine: How It All Began...

I’ve often written about how much I loved reading the Josephine Bonaparte Trilogy. The 3-book series is not only my personal favourite read; it’s also the closest (that I’ve ever read) to a real rendition of Josephine’s life through a historical fiction novel.




Just recently, on Dar’s blog: Peeking Between the Pages, Sandra Gulland wrote a most interesting guest post. For anyone interested on reading about how she developed her Josephine novels and what spurred her to write about the Empress to begin with, please see here.


It’s always fascinated me to learn about the story behind the story. I can imagine that writing about the life of a historical figure entails lots of research ups-and downs-for sure… But, the effective completion of bringing a character back to life for interested readers must certainly be gratifying, as well as, the most giving experience in a writer’s journey. And- for a reader, I believe there’s nothing better than the feeling of truly being immersed –as though you were really there.



Please note
that next Thursday, May 7th, Sandra Gulland will be guest hosting le Jeudi de Josephine. I will also be doing a Giveaway of Mistress of the Sun. Please come!




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70 comments:

Ingrid Mida said...

Lucy,
I think the Josephine trilogy of books were the best historical fiction novels I've ever read. I can remember wanting to do nothing but read until I finished them all.
It might be time for me to reread them.

Ms. Lucy said...

Ingrid- we're soul sisters:)

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

Wow! I guess I'd better look into these. And won't miss the post next Thursday! Thanks for the tip on these books.
Kirsten

Paris Atelier said...

I think I have to go pick these up now! Great post! Can't wait for the guest blog and giveaway! Yipee! :)
xoxo
Judith~

Marg said...

The Josephine B trilogy is certainly excellent historical fiction! I am looking forward to reading more next week!

Ms. Lucy said...

Hi Kirsten:) The books are wonderful- I think you'll agree:) Thanks

Hi Judith:) The Josephine Trilogy is still my favourite. I really recommend it- I know you'll love it:) Thanks.

He Marg:) Have you read Mistress of the Sun as well? It's also very good. Thanks:)

sallymandy said...

I'm inspired, too, like others, to go get these books! I haven't been reading nearly as much as I used to since I started blogging. How exciting it must be for you to have this author guest blogging for you. I'll look forward to her post next week.

xo

Dar said...

Thanks for the shout out Lucy! I can't wait to read your thoughts on Mistress of the Sun! I can't wait to find some time to read that Josephine trilogy too.

Ninon said...

Oh! How great that you'll interview Sandra Gulland! I can't wait to read it! :)

The Antiques Diva™ said...

Oh My Goodness! I'm so excited! The Josephine series is among my favorite books - and now to learn Sandra Gulland has written another book!!!
I was delighted to discover your blog today by the way! It's nice to "meet" you.
Toma

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