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Historical Fiction

An Issue of Genre: Denise Deegan

‘Halfway through this gorgeous book, and GRIPPED. It’s got elements of YA, historical romance, and also facts I did not know about Dublin.’ This recent Facebook post by the amazing...

Terroists and Treason: Andrew Hughes Talks to James Jackson
Posted by in > Historical Fiction

It was potentially the world’s first terrorist spectacular: thirty-six barrels of gunpowder to explode a king and his House of Lords, kidnap a princess and install a Catholic queen. The...

Looking Into the Past by Olive Collins
Posted by Olive Collins in > Historical Fiction

I was always interested in history, especially Ireland’s recent history, and the link between the past and how it impacts the present. Not only as a nation, but how it...

The Joy of Discovery in Festival Season: Lia Mills Talks to Sue Leonard
Posted by in > Historical Fiction

  Summer is literary festival season in Ireland, a chance for readers to meet writers and for books to be rediscovered. I was thrilled to be invited back to my...

I Am and I Have: Becoming A Writer by Hazel Gaynor
Posted by Hazel Gaynor in > Historical Fiction

When is a writer not a writer? This seems to be the eternal question asked by people who write (aka writers?) in all forms of the activity and at all...

A Gap in the Bookshelf by Catherine Banner

How a preoccupation with the untold stories of small-town Europe became, unexpectedly, a novel There’s a sentence that Toni Morrison once wrote, which I love because it captures for me...

Be Flexible in Your Dreams by Alana Kirk

We all have dreams, and sometimes these dreams – or ambitions – are the driving force to success.    We’ve all heard the inspirational quotes – “Don’t give up on your...

Rescued by Maria Murphy
Posted by Maria Murphy in > Historical Fiction

I had never imagined that I would write historical fiction, yet I had loved reading Pride and Prejudice and Jane Eyre when I was first introduced to them in my...

Setting a Trend? The Serial Writer – Julian Fellowes and Belgravia
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Trends in publishing change constantly and it is always interesting to see what publishers will do in their eternal search for ‘the next big thing’, be it erotica, grit lit,...

Raider of a Lost Past by Kevin Smith
Posted by in > Historical Fiction

My grandfather was a quiet, studious man, a retired headmaster who pottered in his garden and went to church on Sundays and, to my knowledge, never left Ireland. How then,...