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The Game of Hope: Sandra Gulland’s Young Adult Fiction Debut

Sandra Gulland’s Josephine B. Trilogy—the first volume of which was published more than two decades ago—remains one of the top ...Read Article

An Unsung Heroine’s Voice: Marilla of Green Gables by Sarah McCoy

This year marks the one hundred and tenth anniversary since Anne of Green Gables was first published. Lucy Maud Montgomery was a prolific ...Read Article

New books by HNS members, November 2018

compiled by Sarah Johnson Congrats to the following authors on their new releases! If you’re an HNS member who’s written a ...Read Article

Permanently Marked: Heather Morris’s The Tattooist of Auschwitz

Lale Sokolov waited for six decades to tell the story of his time in Auschwitz, when he was put to work as a ...Read Article

History & Film | A Still & Quiet Horror: Lady Macbeth

As I write this, it’s nearing Halloween, so my first thought was to pick something rather monstrous – perhaps the various incarnations of ...Read Article

New Voices: Louise Allan, Carrie Callaghan, Ruqaya Izzidien, and Glenn Skwerer

Louise Allan, Carrie Callaghan, Ruqaya Izzidien, and Glenn Skwerer share insights into the challenges confronting their protagonists and the impact of living in ...Read Article

Pitch Perfect: William Boyd’s Ode to the Rollercoaster of Life and Love

“The whole-life novel is a small genre with very eclectic exemplars.” William Boyd, a multi-genre, multi-award-winning author, has made it something of a ...Read Article

Precious and Fragile Places: Sally Zigmond Digs into Sarah Maine’s Multi-layered Novel, Women of the Dunes

Sarah Maine’s historical novels cover a variety of periods, with Scotland at the forefront as setting, although other countries known for their ...Read Article

The Moral Benefit of Pain: How the Discovery of Chloroform Led to Murder

We take pain relief for granted, especially the mothers amongst us, whose childbirth was made bearable by some form of anaesthetic. In the ...Read Article

A World of Blue: Espionage, Artistry and Early Modern Women

Simone van der Vlugt’s Midnight Blue (HarperCollins UK, 2017 / William Morrow US, 2018) is set in mid-17th-century Netherlands, while Nancy Bilyeau’s The ...Read Article

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