Guest Post: Historical Book Boyfriends by Joanna Courtney
Today I am delighted to welcome Joanna Courtney to my blog. Joanna is the author of historical novel The Chosen Queen and she has written a fantastic guest post for us. She is going to talk about book boyfriends (who doesn't love book boyfriends?) but with a twist, they are all from historical fiction! Joanna, all yours:
Eddie Redmayne – not a bit historical
but very gorgeous!
It’s been very interesting talking to my own readers about which men they fancy in my novel, The Chosen Queen. It’s set in the run up to 1066 and follows the story of Edyth of Mercia who is married, first to King Griffin of Wales, a sparkling but dangerous red-headed warrior, and then to Harold of Wessex, also very much a warrior but of the blonde, Saxon variety and – in my book at least – a softer character. It emerges from feedback, that on the whole readers, although they love Harold, fancy Griffin more. It seems bad boys always capture the eye, even when the eye is trained nearly 1000 years back!
|King Griffin – in my dreams!|
Marshall from the cover of
The Greatest Knight
Aneurin Barnard as Richard III
Portrait of Chaucer – not sexy but cute? Paul Bettany as Chaucer – sexy and cute!
Bradley James as Arthur
in BBC’s Merlin