Nicky Penttila

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Nicky Penttila writes regency-set historical novels set in England and Spain.

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July sale at Smashwords

The Spanish Patriot and An Untitled Lady are among the thousands of ebooks at Smashwords on discount this month: Both are 75% off. If you’ve been waiting, now is your chance! Coupon code is SSW75. Happy shopping! The post July sale at Smashwords appeared first on Nicky Penttila.

Historical fiction writer’s lament

It would be interesting to know how officers’ wives intellectualised their experiences in Spain and Portugal. However, setting aside a collection of epic lays of little relevance to our topic–viz., Anon., Poems founded on the Events of the War in the Peninsula by the Wife of an Officer (London, 1819)–the…

Tolstoy: How history differs, for historians and for artists

From “A Few Words Apropos of the Book War and Peace” (1868) (5) The divergence between my description of historical events and the accounts of historians. It is not accidental, but inevitable. A historian and an artist, describing a historical epoch, have two completely different objects. As a historian would…

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