Historical vs Fantasy Fiction

screen-shot-2016-11-25-at-12-51-17-pmAs a boy I loved fantasy fiction and disliked historical novels. Now I’m middle-aged it seems to be the reverse. Why is that? Having just waded through two massive tomes – Hilary Mantel’s A Place of Greater Safety and George R R Martin’s A Game of Thrones – I suspect it’s not all about genre.

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