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Original features from our print magazines.

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

Going Indie?: Why Quality Matters in Self-published Fiction

The HNS is one of the rare venues willing to review Indie – self-published – fiction. Many refuse to accept Indie books because, “We’ll ...Read Article

Forgotten Author: The Work of Ardyth Kennelly

When a sequel regularly sells on the used book site www.abebooks.com for over ten times the price of the first novel, ...Read Article

My Heroines: Women and the Crimean War

As a military historian, my research often uncovers stories with a high impact, drawn from violence and the suffering of not only men, ...Read Article

Haunted Triangles: When the “Other Woman” is a First Wife

Remember the insane Bertha Rochester setting fire to Thornhill? Or the murdered Rebecca de Winter trapped in an underwater grave? For those of ...Read Article

In Celebration: The Bicentennial of Pride & Prejudice

2013 marks the bicentennial of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, one of the most famous historical romances of all time. It seems incredible ...Read Article

Language & Historical Fiction: An Exploration of Style, Idiom & Anachronism

Getting the facts right is one of the principal jobs of the writer of historical fiction. When did men start wearing cravats? What ...Read Article

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