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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

An Heiress to Remember by Maya Rodale: A Ravishing Romance Features Gilded Age Woman Finding Herself

In the third and final novel of the Gilded Age Girls’ Club series (Avon, March 2020), Maya Rodale chronicles the adventures of Beatrice Goodwin, ...Read Article

Love Never Dies: The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant by Kayte Nunn

Kayte Nunn’s The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant (Orion, August 2019; William Morrow, March 2020) has a dual timeline and three distinct threads that ...Read Article

“Forgiveness doesn’t magically right every wrong. Loss is still loss.” This Terrible Beauty by Katrin Schumann

Whereas interest in the literature of World War II is at a peak, fiction set in its aftermath in the former German Democratic ...Read Article

Historical Professions: Midwives – Sources of Research for your Historical Novel

The World Health Organization has named 2020 as the “Year of the Nurse and Midwife.” Here are selected websites that offer free resources on ...Read Article