I am a writer of historical fiction who reads voraciously. This blog is to discuss some of the books I read and issues I have when writing. I read a lot of historical fiction and history so inevitably this blog will have a historical flavour to it.
I am currently writing a novel set during the Great War, so much of my reading is connected with that. I am also in the process of reading my way through a collection of early twentieth century popular light fiction that belonged to my great grandmother.
Update 28th July.
I’m getting towards the end of my great grandmother’s collection, and the titles that are left aren’t as good. However, I have carried on re-reading some of the books my parents had as children. I read them as a child too, and in many cases loved them, although now, as an adult I can appreciate their context.
Update April 2007
In the last six months I have begun reviewing books for the Historical Novels Review, both the print version (traditionally published books) and the online version, which covers POD and subsidy published works. I can’t include these reviews here, but have linked to them where possible.