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Forthcoming historical novels for 2012

[toc] January 2012 Ellis Avery, The Last Nude, Riverhead (a young American model and art deco painter Tamara de Lempicka in the art world ...Read Guide

Forthcoming Historical Novels

The Historical Novel Society has been tracking forthcoming historical novels for many years.  These lists of historical fiction titles are based on publishers’ ...Read Guide

The Classic Age of Sail

The sea has always fascinated man and over the centuries is the medium that has brought the nations of the world together in ...Read Guide

Titanic

The White Star Line’s iconic though ill-fated super liner has long been a favourite subject for writers of both fact and fiction, ...Read Guide

‘But a fable agreed upon’: speech by Richard Lee

History is but a fable agreed upon: the problem of truth in history and fiction. This speech was given by Richard Lee to ...Read Guide

Ancient Rome

This is way too big a subject for one guide, and will no doubt get divided into many subsections in due course. In ...Read Guide

King Arthur

I once spoke with the senior fiction editor at a New York publishing house who held the opinion that every decade there is ...Read Guide

The Knights Templar

Sir Brian de Bois-Guilbert, villain of Walter Scott’s Ivanhoe, early established the role of the Templar in historical fiction – a proud Christian ...Read Guide

Carol McGrath on Edith Swan-neck

Edith Swan-neck Shortly after The Battle of Hastings Eadgifu Swanneshals, known as Edith Swan-neck was brought to the field at Senlac by two ...Read Guide

Helen Hollick on Queen Alditha

Alditha – Harold’s Queen. Before he was crowned as King in January 1066, Harold Godwinesson had what we would now call a common law ...Read Guide