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Natural Connections: Niamh Boyce’s Her Kind

In 1324, Dame Alice Kytler, imprisoned by Richard Ledrede, Bishop of Ossory, became the first woman in Ireland to be tried for heretical sorcery. ...Read Article

Taking Liberties: At the Boundaries of Fictionalised History

Two of my early novels are “historical fiction,” which is usually defined as a historical novel with predominantly fictional characters describing mainly fictional ...Read Article

Landscape, History & Folktales: Cornwall Offers an Anvil on which to Forge Historical Fiction

Katherine Stansfield is a multi-genre novelist who spent her formative years in Cornwall and now lives in Cardiff. In 2014 she won the Holyer ...Read Article

New Voices: Mary Calvi, Gina Marie Guadagnino, Lana Kortchik & Kris Waldherr

Mary Calvi, Gina Marie Guadagnino, Lana Kortchik & Kris Waldherr take readers on a journey into past mysteries and relationships Kris Waldherr’s ...Read Article

Indian Historical Novels: The Origin & Evolution of the Historical Novel Written by Indians in English

The Romans didn’t make a foray into India. In A. David Singh’s Caesar: Escapades in Rome (Amazon, 2016), Julius Caesar clutches a ...Read Article

American Princess by Stephanie Marie Thornton Tells the Story of Alice Roosevelt

The latest novel from Stephanie Marie Thornton is a departure for the author. Her previous novels have featured heroines from ancient Egypt and ...Read Article

The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted by Robert Hillman Explores the Power of Love to Heal

Set in an Australian rural community in the 1960s and 1970s, The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted (Putnam, 2019) has as its hero a ...Read Article

A Patriot Spy and Her Inspiring Creator: Sarah’s War by Eugenia Lovett West

Betty Freidan once said, “Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.” Author Eugenia Lovett West could well ...Read Article

Who Slays the Wicked by C.S. Harris the Latest in the Regency Detective Fiction Series

The first detective story is generally agreed to be Poe’s Murders in the Rue Morgue in 1841. The first detective novel, Wilkie Collins’ ...Read Article

The Last Year of the War by Susan Meissner: two American girls sent ‘home’

What is a Nation?  It is an imaginary community which enables us to identify with millions of people whom we have never met ...Read Article