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Young Adult War Fiction: Fixture or Trend?

A short perusal of Historical Novels Review’s Children’s & Young Adult book reviews over the past year reveals an interesting statistic: ...Read Article

Women pushing the boundaries of convention – The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter by Hazel Gaynor

Grace Darling was born in 1815 and rose to fame in 1838 for her part in the rescue of passengers on the SS Forfarshire, a ...Read Article

Great Historical Fiction: A Personal Journey

Listing the ten greatest novels of historical fiction is less a matter of selecting the best as defining what not to include. In ...Read Article

Ray & Pat Browne Library for Popular Culture Studies: a Resource for Historical Novelists

I’m going to break my own rules in this article. Normally I write about university and cultural heritage institutions’ digitized collections that ...Read Article

Pictures and reports from the HNS Conference in Scotland, 2018

Tired but happy after a fantastic conference it is always fun to see the photographs spread over social media, the friendships consolidating on ...Read Article

Bellewether by Susanna Kearsley Illuminates Life during the Seven Years War

It’s always an exciting moment when I hear about a favourite author’s latest release. And so, as an avid reader of ...Read Article

Writing Fiction Off the Edge: The Walrus Mutterer

Imagine the thrill of having written about a walrus hunt in Orkney, set over one and a half thousand years ago, when, just ...Read Article

Pain, Kindness, and Friendship

Andrew Miller’s skill as a novelist is unquestionable, and he has won a raft of prizes including the Costa Book of the ...Read Article

Ahead of Their Time: Forgotten Female Surrealists

Rupert Thomson speaks to Mary Sharratt about his novel, Never Anyone But You. While Frida Kahlo is arguably the world’s most famous ...Read Article

Women Speaking Up for Themselves: A New Voice for an Epic Retold

Pat Barker discusses her new novel, The Silence of the Girls. The Iliad is famously a story about the anger of men. The ...Read Article