Tag Archives: Historical Novels Review

Elizabeth Jane Howard: a short tribute

It was with great sadness that I heard this afternoon of the death of a wonderful writer whose work I really only got to know well recently through writing an interview for a forthcoming issue of the Historical Novels Review. I … Continue reading

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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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The Lairds of Cromarty

This is a review that was published recently in February issue of The Historical Novels Review. I’ve included it here because it was such an unusual book, as well as a great translation. THE LAIRDS OF CROMARTY Jean-Pierre Ohl, translated … Continue reading

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“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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