Tag Archives: Historical Novel Society

“Planted thick with Rumour”: Hilary Mantel’s Bring up the Bodies

A shorter version of this interview is published in HNR, May 2012  (and online at the HISTORICAL NOVEL SOCIETY website) “The border between truth and lies is permeable and blurred because it is planted thick with rumour”: Lucinda Byatt talks … Continue reading

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The Last Ever Solander

Sadly, this is the last Solander – the bi-annual magazine published by the Historical Novel Society.  It’s had a great publishing life: from Spring 1997 to November 2011, 15 years and a total of 30 issues.  It’s also had an … Continue reading

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Sarah Johnson’s Twenty Classic Historical Novels

Defining historical fiction is extremely tricky, as Sarah Johnson knows well: readers, she writes, may be “forced to sort through tales of modern suburban angst, lurid contemporary thrillers, or generic bodice rippers to find the works that match a compelling … Continue reading

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