Articles

Original features from our print magazines.

A Masterclass in Character: Theresa Breslin’s Spy for the Queen of Scots

Author of numerous award-winning books for children and young adults, including the historical novels The Nostradamus Prophecy, Remembrance, The Medici Seal, and Prisoner ...Read Article

Once upon a Longship: An Interview with Giles Kristian

LB: What made you first put pen to paper? GK: The Winter King by Bernard Cornwell was so inspiring to me, and I ...Read Article

Here Be Dragons…And Forgotten Books

Carlos Ruiz Zafón is Spain’s most successful literary export. An urban history buff, composer, scriptwriter, dragon collector, and comic devotee, Ruiz ...Read Article

Historically Speaking: A Retrospective on Georgette Heyer

Jennifer Kloester explores the novels of best-selling author Georgette Heyer In February 1920 a teenage girl accompanied her family to Hastings for a holiday. ...Read Article

Happy 15th Birthday, HNS!

The Society celebrates 15 years It seems fitting to compile our 15th anniversary feature just after our largest and most successful UK conference ever. (...Read Article

Red Pencil: Fred Stemme’s The Lieutenant’s Whistle

Revision, revision, revision Cindy Vallar analyzes the work behind polished final manuscripts. In this issue, she profiles Fred Stemme’s The Lieutenant’s ...Read Article

New Voices: Joanna Campbell Slan, Charlotte Betts, Liz Harris & Maryanne O’Hara

Joanna Campbell Slan, Charlotte Betts, Liz Harris, and Maryanne O’Hara describe the seeds of inspiration that blossomed into their novels. Jane Eyre ...Read Article

Philippa Gregory’s passionate defence of the historical novel

On Saturday 29th September, Philippa Gregory delivered a fabulous opening address at our London conference.  She discussed, among many other things, the importance ...Read Article

The Triumph of Hildegard von Bingen

Born in the lush green Rhineland in present day Germany, Hildegard (1098–1179) was a Benedictine abbess and polymath. She founded two monastic communities for ...Read Article

Remembering HNSLondon12

For so long we were anticipating HNSLondon12, and then it all arrived in a mad, wonderful, exhausting rush, and now we are looking ...Read Article

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