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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

Children’s Historical Fiction: A Personal Assessment

BELINDA COPSON speaks about trends and key titles in British children’s historicals. This article arose from a talk I gave to the ...Read Article

An Appreciation of Georgette Heyer

Jay Dixon profiles historical novelist Georgette Heyer The year 2002 marks the centenary of the birth of historical novelist Georgette Heyer. A consistent best-selling ...Read Article

The Queenmaker: Interview with India Edghill

India Edghill talks to Sarah Johnson about the real King David, the two Anita Diamants, and the road to publication. King David — the ...Read Article