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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
A Victorian Tragedy: Elizabeth Laird on The Prince who Walked with Lions
An award-winning author of several novels, both historical and not, for children and young adults, Elizabeth Laird has travelled and worked in many ...Read Article