Georgian

A World of Blue: Espionage, Artistry and Early Modern Women

Simone van der Vlugt’s Midnight Blue (HarperCollins UK, 2017 / William Morrow US, 2018) is set in mid-17th-century Netherlands, while Nancy Bilyeau’s The ...Read Article

Pain, Kindness, and Friendship

Andrew Miller’s skill as a novelist is unquestionable, and he has won a raft of prizes including the Costa Book of the ...Read Article

Mad Georgians: An Interview with Elizabeth Foyster & Laura Purcell

The treatment of madness was on the cusp of change in the Georgian era. This was driven in part by the very public ...Read Article

“Yes, We Have No Tomatoes”; Or, Why Food History Matters in Historical Fiction

Lucinda Byatt, with contributions from Martine Bailey and Dr Annie Gray, takes a look at food history. The title is rather tongue-in-cheek, but ...Read Article

Drawn to Fiction: Janet Todd’s A Man of Genius

Janet Todd is a distinguished academic and literary historian.1 Now retired, she lives for part of the year in Venice. What, I wondered, ...Read Article

History & Film: The Poldark Saga

Winston Graham was the definition of a prolific author; beginning in 1934, he published at least one book a year until he died in 2003. ...Read Article

The Hanoverians: A Closer Look at the ‘Long-Suffering’ Women of the Hanoverian Court

For years, the historical fiction market has been swamped with books about Henry VIII’s wives. Whether in the spotlight or part of ...Read Article

History & Film: Georgian Race Relations on a Personal and Societal Scale in Belle

I’ll admit it upfront: I’m a sucker for just about any kind of period piece, especially if it’s a textile ...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