DYK: Did you know?
“True Blue” or “Coventry Blue” comes from the blue cloth that was made at Coventry, England in the late middle ages. The town’s dyers had a reputation for producing material that didn’t fade with washing. The town’s standing was recorded in 1670 by John Ray in the first edition of A Compleat Collection of English Proverbs:
“Coventry had formerly the reputation for dying of blues; insomuch that true blue became a Proverb to signify one that was always the same and like himself.”
Three complete historical novels in one book! Tapestry of Love Historical Series 2nd edition 2015 –
Court records dating back to the 1630s create historical accuracy as the reader is taken back to the primitive days of colonial Virginia and Maryland where the Pattendens encounter life-changing difficulties with Indians, ducking stools, illness, massacres, death, loneliness, love, and greed.
READER REVIEW OF RIBBON OF LOVE: 2nd edition – A Novel of Colonial America Book one: The exhilarating action and subplots keep the reader in constant anticipation. It is almost impossible to put the book down until completion. – Dr. Don P. Brandon, Retired Professor, Anderson University