What exactly do we mean by authenticity? A Historical Fiction Convention and other news @HistoryQuill @BLFupdates @StroudStories #hiddengems

Historical Fiction Convention, February 2022 The first Historical Fiction Convention organised by History Quill was a four day virtual and international event covering publishing, marketing, writing craft and research. In my slot on the final day Stepping through the Magic Door: defining analysing authenticity in historical fiction (ambitious or what?) I gave my take on … Continue reading What exactly do we mean by authenticity? A Historical Fiction Convention and other news @HistoryQuill @BLFupdates @StroudStories #hiddengems

Helpers and Handmaids: Miss Emily by Nuala O’Connor #historicalfiction #biographicalfiction

In June 2018,  Nuala O’Connorwas kind enough to give me a copy of her 2015 novel Miss Emily when we met at the Bath Flash Fiction Festival I’ve only just got around to reading it and discovering that rare thing – a really lovely and satisfying example of historical/biographical fiction. A famously reclusive writer can’t … Continue reading Helpers and Handmaids: Miss Emily by Nuala O’Connor #historicalfiction #biographicalfiction