[bksvol-discuss] Re: browsing catagories:

And perhaps a defnition of historical fiction. I find it difficult to define a 
romance or mystery that is set in a past time but does not involve historical 
characters from that time as historical fiction. That is, when only the setting 
and perhaps the sociology and politics are mentioned by not primary, as in Anne 
Perry's mysteries and Lisa Kleypas" and Mary Balogh's romance novels. To me 
historical fiction would involve people from the setting and a great deal of 
history, politics, etc. Philippa Gregory's novels, and Margaret George's are 
examples. It would be nice if there were a genre to describe the former, i.e., 
novels where the setting is in the past and mores, language, etc., but the 
novel or romance is about the characters and the rest is just a setting 
framework.

JMO

CIndy

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--- On Sat, 9/27/08, E. <thoth93@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> From: E. <thoth93@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: browsing catagories:
> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Date: Saturday, September 27, 2008, 3:59 PM
> We have been asking for better defined categories for the
> eight years 
> I have been associated with bookshare. Some things change
> slowly.
> 
> I would personally like a separate category for
> "history" and one for 
> "historical fiction" rather than bundling the two
> together.
> 
> E.
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