When reading historical fiction I always
like to know what is fact and what is
fiction. So, two years ago, when I first
recommended Beneath A Marble Sky in
hardcover, I asked John where fact ended and
fiction began, to which he answered, "About 65% of
Beneath a Marble Sky is based upon hard
facts. All of the royal characters, for
instance, were real people and acted as they
do in my book. I did make up a few of the
characters such as Nizam and Ladli, and the
relationship between Jahanara and Isa is the
result of my imagination."
He is working on a new book but that is having to take a back seat while he promotes the paperback version of Beneath A Marble Sky. The paperback is being published by Penguin - one of the largest USA publishers, who snapped up the rights after the ...