Original features from our print magazines.
Richard Lee talks to Jessie Burton, star debut author at the London Book Fair
Jessie Burton’s The Miniaturist, ‘a feminist golden-age fiction’, tells the story of 18 year-old Nella, newly married to wealthy merchant Johannes – who sends ...Read Article
Margaret James talks with Christina Courtenay about writing time-slip
MJ: What’s the attraction of writing time slip? CC: For me, it’s the chance to tell two stories in one, so ...Read Article
Richard Lee talks with Kate Lord Brown about The Perfume Garden and the allure of the Spanish Civil War
RL: Would you agree that The Perfume Garden is ‘genealogy’ historical fiction? The Who Do You Think You Are type? KLB: Historical fiction ...Read Article
Which centuries are the most popular in today’s historicals?
The Historical Novels Review, the quarterly print magazine of the HNS, organizes its reviews primarily by century. Novels set in ancient times (BCE) ...Read Article
Opinion: Mary Burns on using multiple points of view in her novel about John Singer Sargent, Portraits of an Artist
I have struggled with Point of View when I write. I admit it, and I’m not ashamed. Each novel I have written ...Read Article
When is a historical novel not a historical novel?
This week’s issue of The Bookseller magazine landed on the mat this morning, which is always a pleasant distraction. They are previewing ...Read Article