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New Voices: Louise Fein, Natalie Jenner, Michael L. Huie, and Rita Woods

WRITTEN BY MYFANWY COOK Memories, tragedy and hope are all interlaced in the past worlds created by debut novelists Louise Fein, Natalie Jenner, ...Read Article

Taking Up a Challenge: Wolf by Herbert J. Stern and Alan A. Winter

WRITTEN BY MYFANWY COOK In writing their novel Wolf (Skyhorse, 2020), Herbert J. Stern and Alan A. Winter were faced with two major hurdles. ...Read Article

Evacuation: Elisabeth Gifford on The Lost Lights of St Kilda

WRITTEN BY SALLY ZIGMOND When I opened the first page of Secrets of the Sea House back in 2014, I knew I’d found ...Read Article

A Mirror to the World: Historical Fiction for Children & Young Adults

WRITTEN BY LINDA SEVER Children’s fiction has a huge responsibility and an equally big opportunity to produce inclusive books which accurately reflect ...Read Article

A World of Victorian Oddness: Jess Kidd’s Things in Jars

WRITTEN BY BETHANY LATHAM Jess Kidd’s latest novel, Things in Jars (Atria US, 2020 / Canongate UK, 2019), is fascinatingly complex to categorize – my best ...Read Article

Cursed with Immortality? Alchemy of Glass by Barbara Barnett

Alchemy of Glass by Barbara Barnett (PYR, April 2020) is the second book in a series featuring Gaelan Erceldoune, whose story begins in The ...Read Article

Ailenor of Provence, She-Wolf Queen

There were many medieval queen consorts, some honoured as mothers of kings, others regarded as tarnished, unpopular and considered “she-wolves”.  The great seal ...Read Article

Child #627: The Lost Orphan by Stacey Halls

Forced to abandon your child into public care with only a token and a number to trace them again by, what token might ...Read Article

A Regency Romp: To Have and to Hoax by Martha Waters

Martha Waters has always been interested in 19th and 20th century Britain and, as she explains, “I gravitate towards that setting and time ...Read Article

A Tudor Banquet of a Novel: Sin Eater by Megan Campisi

When the cover of Megan Campisi’s novel Sin Eater (Atria, April 2020) first flashed across my consciousness, the title convinced me: I simply ...Read Article