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The CWA Ellis Peters Historical Dagger for Historical Detective Fiction 1999/2000

A judge’s report by RICHARD LEE: What it is and how it works. The prize is sponsored by the Estate of Ellis ...Read Article

The Glimpse of a Strong Greek Light

Novelist Linda Proud assesses the work of Mary Renault. The moments recur and, flipped through like one of those little cartoon books we ...Read Article

When the Psyche Gets Up Steam

Richard Lee talks to BARBARA ERSKINE, author of Lady of Hay, about the Church, the medical establishment, and her latest book, On the ...Read Article

Toiling in the Trenches

STEVEN SAYLOR tells Sarah Cuthbertson how he unearths murder and mayhem in Ancient Rome (and finds a link to Bill and Monica). I ...Read Article

A Star Falls in Memphis

This story was runner up for our 1998 Explore! Prize (sponsored by the travel company of that name) and judged by Hilary Mantel. It ...Read Article

The most gruelling, the most pure fantastic hell…

Beryl Bainbridge, whose latest novel Master Georgie has been shortlisted for the Booker prize, recently gave a talk at Dillons, Exeter. Richard Lee ...Read Article

Writing Your Bestseller – tips by Bernard Cornwell

BERNARD CORNWELL gives insights into the machinery of the bestseller. It is, I know, as unseemly as it is ungracious to gloat, but ...Read Article

A Light in the Dark Ages: An Interview with Helen Hollick

My first experience of Helen Hollick’s Arthurian trilogy was as a reviewer for this Society. Despite my own passion for the Dark ...Read Article

Stepping Stones

An interview with Elizabeth Chadwick Elizabeth Chadwick, whose latest paperback The Champion has been shortlisted for the RNA Book of the Year, explains ...Read Article

Still in the Saddle

Where the Western came from, and where it’s going To hear some folks talk, you’d think the Western novel had already ...Read Article