Original features from our print magazines.

Infectious Diseases in History Other Than Influenza

Everyone is reaching exhaustion point over dealing with Covid-19, but despite that, I want to offer the promised continuation of the series on ...Read Article

New books by Historical Novel Society members, November 2020

The HNS congratulates our author members on their new releases! If you’ve written a historical novel or nonfiction work published (or to ...Read Article

Black Life Richly Embroidered: Physical and Spiritual Colonisation in 19th-Century South Africa

WRITTEN BY WANDA WYPORSKA Marguerite Poland is a multi-award winning South African author, with a fine range of books for children, novels (including ...Read Article

Passion, Spirit & Humour: Kate Grenville’s A Room Made of Leaves

WRITTEN BY BETHANY LATHAM If we played word association and I said “Australia’s colonial period,” most responses might be “convict.” Yet there ...Read Article

History & Film: Women Doing What They Must: Female Strategizing in The White Princess

WRITTEN BY MISTY URBAN Much of Philippa Gregory’s royal fiction explores the ways women survive challenges and claim power. In the TV ...Read Article

New Voices: Mari Coates, Janice Hadlow, Denise Heinze, & Miranda Malins

WRITTEN BY MYFANWY COOK Creating mosaics from history, literature, & art, Mari Coates, Janice Hadlow, Denise Heinze, & Miranda Malins incorporate intriguing characters ...Read Article

An Underground Threat: Robards’ Dramatic Use of Subplot in The Black Swan of Paris

WRITTEN BY KATIE STINE There is no lack of action in a novel set during Nazi-occupied Paris. Karen Robards’ new novel, The Black ...Read Article

Immortal in Music & Love: Jessica Duchen’s Compelling Epistolary Novel

WRITTEN BY LUCINDA BYATT In this 250th anniversary year, Beethoven’s music would have been celebrated in concert halls around the world had “...Read Article

A Risky Business: Irish Historical Fiction

WRITTEN BY NIAMH BOYCE  It’s a good time for Irish historical fiction. Christine Dwyer Hickey won the eleventh Walter Scott Prize for ...Read Article

Re-Imagining New York: Gregory Maguire’s Novel, A Wild Winter Swan

WRITTEN BY KRISTEN MCDERMOTT Gregory Maguire is best known for his “Return to Oz” series, beginning with the massive 1995 bestseller Wicked, which inspired ...Read Article

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