The Inspiration of Historical Fiction

Why Historical Fiction Can Create a Time Travel Experience

 

The main inspiration of well written historical fiction is that it creates a virtual time travel experience into the times and culture of the period. 
 
Usually the author has done extensive research before creating the story around historical time periods, persons, locations and events.As a result you are taken there as if in a time travel capsule-story that allows for an enjoyable journey into the past.
 
In 2022 I have enjoyed many excellent novels as audiobooks and many were historical fiction. So far this year these have included The Name of the Rose, All the Light We Cannot See, Beneath a Scarlet Sky, Hamnet, Lonesome Dove, Angle of Repose, Daisy Jones and the Six, and I just finished The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet (a 40 hr audiobook). 
 
 Ken Follett is a masterful author of historical fiction. Over 181 million copies of the 36 books he has written have been sold in over 80 countries and in 40 languages.
  
Born on June 5th, 1949 in Cardiff, Wales, the son of a tax inspector, Ken was educated at state schools and went on to graduate from University College, London, with an Honours degree in Philosophy – later to be made a Fellow of the College in 1995.
from his website:
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Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
1989 Historical Fiction

 

The Inspiration of Historical Fiction