Tag Archives: historical fiction

Hilary Mantel, I Beg to Differ

Now that this season of Downton Abbey has concluded in the US, I’m already feeling a little out of sorts and lonely. During the gray, cold days of January and February, I’ve had Downton to look forward to each Sunday … Continue reading

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What the Pope Reads

You can tell a lot about person by what they read. Since the moment he shyly greeted us from the Vatican balcony and asked for our prayers a mere 18 months ago, the world has been trying to understand the … Continue reading

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Quid est Veritas?

What is truth? That seemingly simple yet infinitely important question Pontius Pilate posed to Jesus. Strangely enough, it was quite the topic of conversation at the Historical Novel Society conference in London. Historical fiction as a genre tends to get … Continue reading

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Unpacking

The presidential election is in full swing in the US. And as with most election cycles, the political talking heads all have a favorite catch-phrase. This year’s seems to be “unpack.”  As in “let’s unpack these numbers,” or “there is … Continue reading

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Why I love historical fiction

No harm’s done to history by making it something someone would want to read.   –David McCullough I’m starting the countdown to the Historical Novel Society conference in London later this month. It will be my second HNS conference, and … Continue reading

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