Petaluma, CAUSA 94953
January 13, 2013
Although it's a series for "young readers," I'm having a blast reading the Jacky Faber books by L.A. Mayer. They are about a young British orphan in the early 1800's who takes to the seas as a "ships boy." Very funny books and a delightful romp through history of the time, including Admiral Nelson and the battle of Trafalgar. I'm learning quite a bit about sailing vessels of the time. A delight!!
Great women in history. My favorite: Eleanor of Aquitaine.
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I became fascinated with British history as a teenager when I watched the great PBS series, The Six Wives of Henry VIII. I love reading British history, particularly books by Alison Weir.