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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

Historical Fiction in 2001: The Report from America

Sarah Johnson surveys US-published historical fiction at the turn of the 21st century. In the publishing world in America today, the tide seems ...Read Article

Living with Josephine

Teresa Eckford’s 2001 interview with SANDRA GULLAND. Last October I had the pleasure of meeting and chatting with Sandra Gulland, author of the ...Read Article

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