Articles

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The Lure of Celtic Lore

As a doctoral student in the 1970s, I enrolled in every Irish and Celtic literature course New York University offered. And then I ...Read Article

Proud Protestations

[box] “I expect every one of my crowd to make fun Of my proud protestations of faith in romance.” (Rogers & Hammerstein, “I’...Read Article

The Fascination for Sister Fidelma

Peter Tremayne, pseudonym of Peter Berresford Ellis, was born in Coventry, Warwickshire, on March 10, 1943. His father, from Cork City, was a journalist and ...Read Article

Theme and Character in the Historical Novel

From time to time, critics have taken me to task for certain omissions in books I’ve written, particularly when the book was ...Read Article

Twentieth Century Blues

As I was to give a workshop at last year’s HNS Conference I emailed my resumé to the excellent Towse Harrison[1], who ...Read Article

The Horrible Fascination

Most readers of historical fiction will have come across the work of the highly prolific Paul Doherty, also known as Michael Clynes, P....Read Article

The Quest for the New

Richard Lee talks about the oddly contemporary nature of historical fiction. In the panel debate at our annual conference last year, there seemed ...Read Article

Hope for the Heart and Food for the Soul

Sarah Cuthbertson looks at historical fiction in the life of Howard Fast Howard Fast died during the writing of this article, at the ...Read Article

Celebrating Genre

Claire Morris on the Surrey International Writers’ Conference. As a writer, there is something unmatchable about attending a writers’ conference. And the larger ...Read Article

Such Great Stories in History: An Interview with Cecelia Holland

Cecelia Holland talks to Sarah Johnson about about her two most recent books, the appeal of the Dark Ages, and her celebrated career ...Read Article