This page is dedicated to books out there with a historical theme which have caught my eye, were hard to put down and have sometimes been read more than once.
Chasing the cod – history of Jersey fishermen trading in Canada on the Gaspe peninsula.
‘Ours‘ – the story of a group of Jerseyman who left the island in March 1915 to fight in the First World War.
Dissolution, Sovereign, Dark Fire & Revelation – 4 books based on the same character, Dr Matthew Shardlake, a lawyer during the reign of King Henry VIII, written by C.J. Sansom. These four books all are brilliant! You can read them in order which is probably best, but it doesn’t ruin your enjoyment of them if you don’t. I was given the first 3 as a gift and for some strange reason I read them backwards which is not what I intended to do!
My side of the story – The Plague This is a story told by two teenagers each telling their ‘side of the story’ about events that occurred during the time of the plague in London during 1665. One side is told by a girl and when you have finished her version, flip the book over and upside down to read the boys version. This is a great book for teachers who may be teaching this episode in history with this age in mind.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society – written by Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows. This is a book on my list to read in the near future.