Between the Lines: Deborah Swift on the Women in Pepys’ Diary

Samuel Pepys’ Diary is the foremost resource for life in 17th-century London, and the diary is justly famous for Pepys’s frank revelations ...Read Article

Aphra Behn: A Secret Life by Janet Todd illuminates the life of a fascinating 17th-century woman

Janet Todd’s masterly biography of the first professional lady of letters has been reissued by Fentum Press 21 years after it originally appeared. ...Read Article

London’s Burning: Conspiracy Theories & Fictional Accounts of the Great Fire

This September will mark the 350th anniversary of the outbreak of the Great Fire of London – that awful conflagration which destroyed much of ...Read Article

A Novel of Universal Times

In the final article in our series of features on the novels shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize, we explore how Rose Tremain ...Read Article

WSP Masterclass Series 2013: 1: Rose Tremain on musicality

The Walter Scott Prize shortlisted authors are at the pinnacle of contemporary literary historical fiction. We have asked each of them how they ...Read Article

New Voices: Joanna Campbell Slan, Charlotte Betts, Liz Harris & Maryanne O’Hara

Joanna Campbell Slan, Charlotte Betts, Liz Harris, and Maryanne O’Hara describe the seeds of inspiration that blossomed into their novels. Jane Eyre ...Read Article