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Deborah Swift talks Home Front Girls with Rosie Goodwin, the new Catherine Cookson

Rosie Goodwin has been billed as ‘the new Catherine Cookson’. Her latest book Home Front Girls is just out. Deborah Swift took the ...Read Article

Paul Fraser Collard on his debut novel, The Scarlet Thief, released yesterday – a new rival for Richard Sharpe

RL: Why the Crimean War? In my mind it is associated with Florence Nightingale (therefore, the wounded), with the grainy photos of Roger ...Read Article

Edward Rutherfurd talks Paris, the creative process and the ebb and flow of historical fiction with Mary Tod

Paris. City of love. City of dreams. City of splendor. City of saints and scholars. City of gaiety. Sink of iniquity. In two ...Read Article

Richard Lee talks with Paul Lynch about his debut Red Sky in Morning

RL: You’ve been a film critic for some time. How do you think films inform your way of writing? Any specific film(...Read Article

The Historian, Issue 117, Historical Fiction Edition

The Spring 2013 issue of The Historian is a special historical fiction edition – and the Historical Association have very kindly allowed us to share ...Read Article

New Voices: John Henry Clay, Margaret Skea, Donna Thorland & Alana White

John Henry Clay, Margaret Skea, Donna Thorland and Alana White explain the inspiration for their novels. Donna Thorland’s novel The Turncoat (Penguin, ...Read Article

Red Pencil: Translating Historical Fiction

Technological innovations give us greater access to historical novels written in an author’s native tongue. Translating those works into English, however, isn’...Read Article

John Saturnall’s sense-world: 17th century food and myth

John Saturnall’s Feast is a sumptuous account of cooking and food lore, as well as a love story set in the English ...Read Article

New freedoms, new dangers: Susanna Jones’ Edwardian women

The Edwardian era is the setting for Susanna Jones’ latest novel, the psychological thriller When Nights Were Cold. The protagonists are four young ...Read Article

Elizabeth and Mary: leadership lost and won

Should we act from the head or from the heart? In Jane Austen’s terms: from sense or sensibility? Two queens epitomize this ...Read Article

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