Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Top 10 books about the Spanish inquisition

Theresa Breslin is an award winning librarian and writer with a special interest in children's literature. Her new novel is Prisoner of the Inquisition.

For the Guardian, she named a top ten list of books on the Spanish Inquisition. One title on the list:
The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory

Brilliant portrayal of Katherine of Aragon from a magnificent historical novelist, this book skilfully uses flashback to tell of Katherine's life in Spain as a pampered princess of the Spanish monarchs. Worth reading too for an insight into the difficulties of the life of Queen Isabella. Gregory's use of language made me feel as though I was walking with Katherine on slippered feet through the halls of the Alhambra Palace in Granada.
Read about another book on the list.

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