Ms. Lucy, over at the marvelously informative Enchanted by Josephine blog (http://enchantedbyjosephine.blogspot.com/), is holding a cyber raffle today for Carolly Erickson's nonfiction title, Royal Panoply.
Yeah, I write that stuff, too -- but one can never have enough research books; plus it's always interesting to learn the perspectives of other authors on some of the same ground I cover, but if there wasn't so much interest in these enduring (and occasionally endearing) royals, there wouldn't be so many books on them!
So I say, keep it coming, readers! Once you've read the fictional versions of some of the lives of the royals, and of their friends and lovers, take a nip over to the nonfiction aisle of your local (or cyber) bookstore and pick up a book like Ms. Erickson's -- or mine -- I particularly recommend ROYAL AFFAIRS, A Lusty Romp Through the Extramarital Adventures that Rocked the British Monarchy.
My second nonfiction title, NOTORIOUS ROYAL MARRIAGES: A Juicy Journey Through Nine Centuries of Dynasty, Destiny, and Desire (NAL, January 5, 2010) is available for pre-order, just a click or two away at all major online bookstores.
Or, if you've first familiarized yourself with the facts, I encourage you to saunter over to the historical fiction section for the highly imagined (and frequently imaginative) versions.
Compare and contrast.
I promise there won't be a quiz at the end of the period. ;)