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Biographical Novels About Authors

I love stories about authors, and have read several (A Wilder Rose, A Country Road, A Tree, Shame the Devil,…

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guest post: Leslie Carroll on Royal Pains

I’m pleased to welcome Leslie Carroll with an article related to her non-fiction book, Royal Pains: A Rogues’ Gallery of…

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Versions of Romeo & Juliet Throughout History

When you think of Romeo and Juliet, what first comes to mind: Shakespeare’s play, the 1968 film adaptation or one…

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Mothers in Literature: HF Version

In celebration of Mother’s Day, I have selected three mothers from literature I have read, each decidedly different from the…

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Richard III and the Princes in the Tower Novels

There are three “Princes in the Tower” novels that have intrigued me over the years: To the Tower Born by…

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From Frankenstein to Perkin Warbeck

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley is best known as the author of the classic novel Frankenstein, but as I discovered in the…

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Fact and Fiction: Emma, Lady Hamilton

Emma Hamilton, celebrated mistress of British Naval hero, Horatio Nelson, is only a minor character in A Royal Likeness by…

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Eleanor Hibbert: Letter about Jane Shore in The Goldsmith’s Wife

Just days after the announcement that confirmed Richard III’s remains were found, I received this correspondence (purchased from a document…

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Edouard Manet and Impressionism

“Concision in art is a necessity and an elegance. The verbose painter bores: who will get rid of all these…

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From Historical Fiction to Suspense: Victoria Holt’s Mistress of Mellyn

Today is the 20th anniversary of Eleanor Hibbert’s passing on January 18, 1993 and in honor of her memory I…