An evening with Philippa Gregory : The King's Curse

British author Philippa Gregory delighted a packed auditorium last night in Toronto, as she spoke about the way she writes historical fiction, her views on Henry VIII, and the travails of going on tour.

Book Review: The Crown, by Nancy Bilyeau

This book is, thankfully, not cheesy, and doesn’t fall into the trap that so many historical novels do: they make a caricature of the period.

Interview with James Forrester, author of Sacred Treason

Sacred Treason is a novel by James Forrester, the pen-name of the leading British historian Ian Mortimer. In his first work of fiction, Forrester writes about the secret intrigues and plots surrounding the court of Queen Elizabeth I.

Two novels set in the 16th century on the shortlist for the Ellis Peters Historical Dagger

The Ellis Peters Historical Dagger is given out in the United Kingdom for the best historical crime novel

Victorian murder mystery penned by scholar

Dr Ann Featherstone’s research into Victorian society has shed new light on some of the darkest alleyways in Victorian history. Her debut novel, Walking in Pimlico, is an evocative murder mystery that captures the soul of a period she has spent many years researching. Dr Featherstone conducted a great deal of her research for the […]

Figures in Silk: A Novel

Figures in Silk: A Novel By Vanora Bennett Publisher: Harper Collins, October 20, 2009 ISBN: 9780061689840 Two sisters discover passion during the War of the Roses-one in the arms of the king, the other in the world of silk The year is 1471. Edward IV, who won the throne with the help of his brother, […]

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