Tag Archives: historical fiction

Translating a genre: the Historical Novel

This article was published in Historical Novels Review (Issue 65, August 2013, pp.10-11); see link here  Language is key to discovering other countries and communities and sharing their lives in the present, not to say centuries ago. We can, of … Continue reading

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A Fabulous Account of Seventeenth-Century Food: John Saturnall’s Feast by Lawrence Norfolk

Some months ago I was delighted to receive Lawrence Norfolk’s latest book – for which special thanks to Carole Blake, his agent, who I met in London at the HNS Conference last September. My short piece (which is reproduced below) … Continue reading

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The Next Big Thing Blog Hop

I was asked whether I would like to take part in this game of blogger’s tig by Margaret Skea, whose first novel Turn of the Tide was published just before Christmas by Capercaillie Books.  I went to Margaret’s launch at … Continue reading

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l Walter Scott Prize 2012: and the winner is… Sebastian Barry

Today was a bizarre sort of June day: torrential downpours, mud, and a drumroll of rain on the marquee roof to welcome the announcement of the 2012 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, founded through the generosity of the Duke … Continue reading

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