Today I’m looking back at my post on The Western Wind by Samantha Harvey, historical fiction, a medieval murder mystery. I first reviewed it on March 7, 2018.
My review begins:
The Western Wind really is an extraordinary book. I was drawn into the story right from the start. Samantha Harvey’s writing brings to life the sights, smells and sounds of the daily life of the ordinary people living in Oakham, a small village in Somerset in 1491. So often in historical fiction it’s about the notable historical figures of the period that are the main characters – here there none (although there is a reference to their bishop who is in prison for trying to put a pretender on the throne (Perkin Warbeck had first claimed the English throne in 1490).
Click here to read my full review
The next Throwback Thursday post is scheduled for May 5, 2022.
One thought on “Throwback Thursday: The Western Wind by Samantha Harvey”
It does sound like a memorable read, Margaret. And, like you, I like historical fiction. I don’t usually read a lot of allegorical fiction, but sometimes, it can work very well, and it sounds as though it did here. Glad you enjoyed this so well, and a good idea to take another look at it!
Comments are closed.