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Falling Down the Rabbit Hole: Alison McQueen on Researching a Historical Novel
My mother was born in Assam in 1928. The daughter of an un-proclaimed liaison, she came to England thirty years later, never meaning to ...Read Article
MM Bennetts talks with Sandra Byrd about researching the Tudors
I had the immense pleasure of first meeting author Sandra Byrd in the autumn of 2012, when she lured me out of my habitual ...Read Article
Jenny Quinlan talks with Helene Wecker on publication day of her debut The Golem and the Jinni
Today marks the publication of The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker, an immigrant tale that combines elements of Jewish and Arab ...Read Article
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