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Over the summer, I have read your novel, A Brief History of Montmaray. While reading it, I learned some interesting things about Montmaray and the FitzOsbornes family. First, Montmaray is an island lacking population with a crumbling castle. Second, the FitzOsbornes are not like any other royal families, as people would think. A Brief History of Montmaray was an interesting novel that helped better my understanding of the world and its history. First, Montmaray is an island lacking population. No one lives on the island but the FitzOsbornes family. When World War I occurred, King John took the island’s men off to war for all of them to be killed. Ever since then, King John has been feeling guilt and anger. Because of all the men killed, the …show more content…
Sophie, the main character, is eager to write in her journal that she received for her sixteenth birthday. Veronica, Sophie’s cousin, is intellectual and is obsessed in writing A Brief History of Montmaray. She stays in the castle’s library learning about Montmaray’s history and writing about what is happening now. Henry (Henrietta), Sophie’s younger sister, is a complete tomboy. She enjoys fishing, being outdoors, and feels the need to be the “man of the house.” King John, Veronica’s father, is an angry lazy man. All he does is lie in bed and scream at everyone that comes into his room. Whenever Veronica goes to talk to him, he yells at her the most, most likely because she looks exactly like her mother, who left King John. Toby, Sophie’s older brother, lives in London and goes to boarding school there. Most people would think that a royal family is rich, spoiled, has a nice castle, and has a close relationship with each other, but that isn’t the case with the FitzOsbornes. While reading your novel, A Brief History of Montmaray, I had a few questions running through my mind. First, what made you come up with the idea of connecting an imaginary island and imaginary characters with historical events? As a kid, did you have a passion for history? How did you come up with the name Montmaray? Second, how did Rebecca and King John have a son? Was King John with Rebecca the same time he was with Veronica’s mother? Lastly, what influenced you to write the novel in a format of a

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