Articles

Original features from our print magazines.

The Sand-Reckoner

Richard Lee talks to GILLIAN BRADSHAW about Archimedes. I read Gillian Bradshaw’s books first when I was in my teens – a wonderful ...Read Article

Gates of Fire

Richard Lee’s Spring 2000 interview with STEVEN PRESSFIELD. Gates of Fire first came to my attention when it knocked Stephen King’s The ...Read Article

The CWA Ellis Peters Historical Dagger for Historical Detective Fiction 1999/2000

A judge’s report by RICHARD LEE: What it is and how it works. The prize is sponsored by the Estate of Ellis ...Read Article

The Glimpse of a Strong Greek Light

Novelist Linda Proud assesses the work of Mary Renault. The moments recur and, flipped through like one of those little cartoon books we ...Read Article

When the Psyche Gets Up Steam

Richard Lee talks to BARBARA ERSKINE, author of Lady of Hay, about the Church, the medical establishment, and her latest book, On the ...Read Article

Toiling in the Trenches

STEVEN SAYLOR tells Sarah Cuthbertson how he unearths murder and mayhem in Ancient Rome (and finds a link to Bill and Monica). I ...Read Article

A Star Falls in Memphis

First published in the Winter 1998 edition of Solander magazine – copyright remains with the author from Solander 1998 Michel Faber studied English Language and Literature ...Read Article

The most gruelling, the most pure fantastic hell…

Beryl Bainbridge, whose latest novel Master Georgie has been shortlisted for the Booker prize, recently gave a talk at Dillons, Exeter. Richard Lee ...Read Article

Writing Your Bestseller

BERNARD CORNWELL gives insights into the machinery of the bestseller. It is, I know, as unseemly as it is ungracious to gloat, but ...Read Article

A Light in the Dark Ages: An Interview with Helen Hollick

My first experience of Helen Hollick’s Arthurian trilogy was as a reviewer for this Society. Despite my own passion for the Dark ...Read Article