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The Last Train to London by Meg Waite Clayton: Standing up to Tyranny and Cruelty

Meg Waite Clayton is known for her historical fiction set in and around World War II. In 2015’s The Race for Paris, Clayton ...Read Article

The Brontё Sisters: Detectors Extraordinaire – The Vanished Bride by Bella Ellis

Alternate or alternative history is a popular sub-genre of speculative fiction, and imagines “what if” something in history had or had not happened ...Read Article

Courage and Resistance Among the Champagne Bubbles: The Winemaker’s Wife by Kristin Harmel

Whether going about our lives in our own cities or visiting a place for the first time, it’s often difficult to visualize ...Read Article

Police, Fire and First Aid: First Responders in History

If you write historical mysteries, you may be interested in these websites, where you can find information on police and fire uniforms and ...Read Article

New books by HNS members, August 2019

Congrats to the following authors on their new releases! If you’ve written a historical novel or nonfiction work published (or to be ...Read Article

A Rich & Bittersweet Confection: The Chocolate Maker’s Wife

If you’re an Australian member of the HNS, Karen Brooks will need no introduction. For the rest of us … where do I ...Read Article

An Enchanted Land: Sofía Segovia’s The Murmur of Bees

The Murmur of Bees by Mexican writer Sofía Segovia (translated by Simon Bruni, Amazon Crossing, 2019) is the rare novel in historical fiction, ...Read Article

Saving Washington: An Interview with Chris Formant

Somewhere deep beneath the bustling streets of Brooklyn, New York lie the remains of perhaps the most important, yet most forgotten, citizen soldiers ...Read Article

How We Disappeared: An Interview with Jing-Jing Lee

On 15 February 1942, the island of Singapore in Southeast Asia surrendered to a Japanese invasion force. The Allied forces were twice the strength of ...Read Article

History & Film: Are You Not Entertained? Truth and the Historical Films of Ridley Scott

In 2018 Sir Ridley Scott received a lifetime achievement fellowship from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) – its highest award. In ...Read Article