Mary Tod

About me

I write historical fiction focused on WWI and WWII. In addition to writing and research, I enjoy exploring how the changing world of publishing is affecting writers, agents, publishers and others. HNS offers a wonderful change to connect and participate with like-minded individuals.

From my website

Imagining 1870s Paris

A few weeks ago I posted some photos that provided inspiration for Acts of Rebellion which is set in 1870s Paris. I found some of them online, some in books, and took others during a trip to Paris last spring. Acts of Rebellion features Mariele du Crecy and Camille Noisette. The du…

Successful historical fiction – questions for readers and bloggers

The topic of successful historical fiction is a focus for this year’s blogging efforts. I’ve already done two posts examining award winning novels Life After Life by Kate Atkinson and Tightrope by Simon Mawer. More will follow. Today I’ve created a series of questions for readers and book bloggers and since…

Somewhere in France – 11th December 1915

Source: Alexander Henry Tod writes of some trench repairs in this letter to his parents. He’s still in northern France. I have your letter of 16th November enclosing the snapshots of yourselves, which I think are splendid. Mother you are looking plumper than ever if I may say so [not…

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