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Woman 99 by Greer Macallister goes inside “a progressive home for the curably insane”

The madwoman character has a long literary history. Most famously, Charlotte Bronte provided readers with Jane Eyre, upon which generations of impressionable young ...Read Article

Websites for Researching Your Historical Novel

In this post, I’ve provided links to websites that offer good content for researching your historical novel. I hope HNS readers will ...Read Article

American Duchess by Karen Harper Features Consuelo Vanderbilt, Blenheim’s Dollar Bride

“The so-called Gilded Age in America,” says novelist Karen Harper, “has many ruling and rich class similarities to the late Victorian and Edwardian ...Read Article

Exploring Food as the “Great Connector” in The Chef’s Secret by Crystal King

In Crystal King’s new novel, The Chef’s Secret (Touchstone, 2019), one of history’s most enduring yet relatively unknown chefs, Bartolomeo Scappi, ...Read Article

The Glovemaker’s Daughter by Leah Fleming Sheds Light on 17th-Century Quakers

Leah Fleming’s novel The Glovemaker’s Daughter plays with the dual-time and time-slip narrative devices. It opens with a ghostly apparition of ...Read Article

The Eulogist by Terry Gamble: A Family Affair

Terry Gamble’s curiosity about her immigrant ancestors was the spark behind her latest historical novel, The Eulogist (William Morrow, 2019). Her family’s ...Read Article

New books by HNS members, February 2019

If you’ve written a historical novel or nonfiction work published (or to be published) in November 2018 or after, please send them in ...Read Article

New Voices: Loretta Goldberg, Kerri Maher, Wayne Ng and Signe Pike

Wayne Ng’s novel Finding the Way: A Novel of Lao Tzu (Earnshaw Books, 2018) draws readers into the world of two philosophers, Lao ...Read Article

Australian Historical Fiction: Indigenous Origins, Colonialism, and Diaspora

In 1968, Robert Hughes, Australian expatriate critic and author of The Fatal Shore (Vintage, 1988), wrote a review in The Times of Thomas Keneally’s ...Read Article

Great Expectations Meets Grantchester? Clarissa Harwood’s Bear No Malice

Claire Morris talks to author Clarissa Harwood about choosing the 20th century After she completed the first draft of her novel Impossible Saints (...Read Article