I caught up with "Downton Abbey" Season Two. Oh my goodness, did I love it! I laughed (the Dowager is one of the best characters!), I cried, I shook my head--it just wrung me out emotionally. :) I hope something good happens for Edith, because I love how she's grown as a character. Coincidentally, my almost eight-year-old son is very interested in World War I and military history lately. Together, we listened to War Horse (wonderful, and a fabulous audio production), as well as the navigation history/biography novel, Carry On, Mr. Bowditch, which helped me get a sense of life aboard ship for a young, brilliant man in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. My next Regency, Her Folly, has several scenes on board a vessel, and the hero is a certain ice-blue eyed captain, Hugh Mountbank. I don't think his and the heroine's story will be quite as much an emotional whirlwind as "Downton Abbey," but the captain assures me it will be an intriguing and affecting story. ;)
What are your favorite historicals?
"Top Ten Maggie Moments" from "Downton Abbey" Series One