Fascinated by Scotland’s turbulent history, and in particular the 16th century, I’ve just finished my first novel which was the Historical Fiction Winner in the 2011 Harper Collins / Alan Titchmarsh People’s Novelist Competition. Published on 22nd November 2012 by Capercaillie Books, it is available via any bookshop and online stores.http://www.amazon.co.uk/Turn-Tide-Margaret-Skea/dp/1909305065/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1354089317&sr=1-1
An Hawthornden Fellow and award winning short story writer, I live with my husband in the Scottish Borders.
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For those interested in historical research – a salutary lesson from USA – if anyone knows of similar examples from the UK I’d love to hear about them. http://readingthepast.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/a-puritan-maidens-diary-early-american.html?fb_action_ids=10200821907822115&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map=%7B%2210200821907822115%22:462096447241028%7D&action_type_map=%7B%2210200821907822115%22:%22og.likes%22%7D&action_ref_map=%5B%5D Now if I’d only known about this example before my workshop in the Previously Festival…
Here’s an interesting set of responses from editors of various magazines – seem all to be from US, so may not relate to practice in the UK, but worth thinking about anyway. http://www.themillions.com/2013/11/ask-the-writing-teacher-fifty-shades-of-rejection.html?utm_source=Publishers+Weekly&utm_campaign=c12b341d47-UA-15906914-1&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0bb2959cbb-c12b341d47-304859665&goback=%2Egde_88594_member_5810119485335556100#%21
While the argument is raging over where to re-bury Richard III (likely to be Leicester Cathedral despite calls for it to be York) another academic has discovered a copy of a reburial service dating from close to the time of Richard’s death. Reburial was apparently common at that time, particularly…