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For or Against the Historical Novel?

    I have always loved historical novels. As a girl, I was never interested in what has become known as “teen literature”. I had enough gum-chewing high school classmates struggling with parental authority and weight issues, obsessing over their latest crush … Continue reading

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The Art of Writing Letters

     Yesterday, I came across an article called “Ten Rules For Writing Fiction”, published in the Guardian on 20th February 2010, in which a dozen or so well-known authors such as Helen Dunmore, P. D. James, Esther Freud, Richard Ford, … Continue reading

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A Plot in a Shoebox

     About a month and a half ago, I was reading The Debutante, by Kathleen Tessaro. It’s a mystery story, about two people who are sent to catalogue the contents of an old English house after the owner’s death and … Continue reading

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