Original features from our print magazines.

The Return of the Iron King

‘It has always been my belief,’ wrote George R.R. Martin in his Not a Blog, ‘that epic fantasy and historical fiction are ...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

The Lying Art – panel discussion from HNSLondon12

Featuring Elizabeth Chadwick, Emma Darwin, Barbara Ewing, Daisy Goodwin, Ian Mortimer and Harry Sidebottom.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

Margaret George’s moving address at HNSLondon12

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Margaret Frazer, In Memoriam

I am writing this in memory of my friend Gail Frazer, who wrote her medieval mysteries under the name Margaret Frazer, for she ...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

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