Saturday, June 16, 2007

In My Absence . . .

Though I've been pitifully inattentive to this blog during the last few weeks, you'll be pleased to know that not everyone out there has been so slothful. Over at the Historical Fiction bulletin board, a thread has been started just for Plaidy's novels. So if you're a Plaidy fan, sign up for the bulletin board (it's fast and there's a great group of members there) and start chatting!

There's been some discussion on one of the groups I frequent about the popularity of female characters in historical fiction versus male ones. These days, females seems to be more in vogue. I'm wondering if that's one of the reasons for Plaidy's continuing popularity--so many of her novels focus on women, and many of them on figures who have been relatively neglected in historical fiction.

Thoughts?

4 comments:

Marg said...

I wonder if part of it is that often less is known about the female character's lives and therefore there is more scope for filling in the gaps with fiction is one of the factors?

Thanks for pimping the forum!

Daphne said...

That is one of the things I like about some her books in the Plantagenet series - they focus on the wives and daughters of the king a little more than the king himself.

acr2angel said...

Perhaps the world is tired of reading about men....women are much more interesting.

Susan Higginbotham said...

Thanks, ladies! Marg--I love putting my pimp clothes on!