World Book Day
Thursday 7 March 2019 is World Book Day, and to celebrate we at The Weaver’s House have had a think about a few of our favourite medieval themed books:
Gatty’s Tale by Kevin Crossley-Holland
This book is a follow up to the award-winning Arthur trilogy (which are also fantastic books!) aimed at readers about 10 and up. What is really striking about Gatty’s Tale is the depiction of everyday medieval life in all its joy and hardships, as well as being a gripping tale.
The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey
This one isn’t set in medieval times, it’s actually set in mid 20th century, concerning the efforts of a convalescing detective to solve the mystery of the Princes in the Tower. A compelling and thrilling read!
How to be a Tudor by Ruth Goodman
This sets out to be a dawn-to-dusk guide to how ordinary people lived, which is a perfect match for The Weaver’s House. We loved the fact that Ruth lived as a Tudor, it’s an inspirational read for anyone interested in this period.
We’d love to hear about your favourite historical books and would be interested in your recommendations!