Leslie Nyman

About me

The Sound of Her Own Voice is the adventurous tale of a young Jewish woman who travels to the California Gold Rush. My interests include imagining, discovering and writing about the experiences of women who lived in more conservative, confined times. Women with spirit and intelligence participated in every adventure in history. I enjoy celebrating them.

From my website

The more things change, the more they stay the same

This expression came to mind most recently while I was reading about Lady Mary Wortley Montagu. She was a woman of profound intellect with many literary accomplishments. She was, for her times, a ‘mover and shaker’.  And yet, we hardly know her. One accomplishment that draws me to such a…

are stories from the sixties historical fiction?

I have always thought about historical fiction in terms of past centuries. By past centuries what I mean is not my own time.  But, I was brought up sharply to the passage of time and possibility of expanding my understanding of what is history because of a recent conversation.  …

Lady Mary Wortley Montague and the Turkish baths

I am reading a biography of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu by Isobel Grundy. It is the most detailed and academic biography I’ve ever read, filled with footnotes and references.  These are gifts to me as I work to bring into focus what it was like for a woman to travel…

 
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